The following excerpt is from an article posted November 3, 2015 at the USA Today website.
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Vicky Reany Paulson has known all her life that she is related to Abraham Lincoln.
But it wasn’t until she was 16 that she became interested in tracing her roots to the 16th president — more specifically through his mother, Nancy Hanks Lincoln — and inherited the passion from her great-grandmother.
“I would ask the relatives how we were related, and they would just say through the Hanks,” the 59-year-old Oshkosh resident said.
Paulson, who has written two books about the Hanks family and its connection to Lincoln, says she is thrilled after a new study has solved a 150-year-old mystery surrounding the true identity of Nancy Hanks Lincoln’s mother.