It hit home with me and perhaps with you.
When you start digging into the nuts and bolts in your pedigree charts about relationships to cousins and the like, do your eyes start glazing over when you start looking at what are described as 1st cousins, 3rd cousins, 2nd cousin once removed and the like terms?
Are you even aware of these terms to describe family relationships?
I know that my eyes glaze over rapidly when I start thinking about these relationships.
In all candor, I also shake and quiver uncontrollably if asked to explain that to a genealogical researcher who asks me that as a simple question!
I am even feeling a little queasy as I compose this blog post on the subject!
Be honest, you probably feel the same when you start peeling back the layers of your own family tree.
Thank goodness for those software developers that have built into their lineage programs the relationship calculators you can use to make these intertwined cousin relationships we all have in our pedigree charts readily identifiable.
Thanks Dick for making us aware of this nice little video. Here is a link to Dick Eastman’s original posting about this video:
Here is the 4 minute video that will put a smile on your face while you try to get through the confusion of all these cousin relationships.
Look at the video right here:
Hope you liked it.
Hope it gives you somewhat of a better way to make sense of all of those cousins, past and present.
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