When I tapped on the app, the screen went to the "Insights" - the ones that Ancestry says I am related to.
So Bill Clinton is my 8th cousin 2 times removed. If I tap on the blue relationship, or on the tree icon at the bottom of his screen, I get to the common ancestor screen:
George Soule (1593-????) is our shared ancestor, according to Ancestry.com. If I tap on the "8 v" link on Bill's side, I can see his descent from George Soule:
There are several more generations, then at the bottom of the page:
Ancestry asks the question: "Does this path look correct to you?"
How can I judge? Some of their data on the early generations don't match my data. Look at the death date for Nathaniel Ayers! Then there's the 42 year old guy who marries a 12 year old in 1862 and fathers Bill's grandmother at age 73. That could have happened, I guess.
Where did Ancestry.com get their information about Bill Clinton's descent from George Soule? Did it form a consensus of Ancestry Member Trees? Did they create a set of Famous Person Family Trees? Did they resurrect the old One World Tree database? If so, I'd like to see the sources. Did if use another online family tree, such as the FamilySearch Family Tree? Or Geni.com? Or WeRelate.com? Or OneGreatFamily?
It's important that we all realize that the intent of this mobile app is to have some fun and interest family members into doing their genealogy and family history.
More famous cousins coming up soon ...