Cousins? – who are all these cousins?

Do you ever get confused by some of the variants of cousin?  First Cousin?  Second Cousin?  Removed???

Ancestry blog just published an interesting article which clarifies all the cousin terminology  – “Degrees of Cousin-ness”  by Amy Johnson Crow published 29 March 2014

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2014/03/29/degrees-of-cousin-ness/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ancestry+%28Ancestry.com+blog%29 

Of course all of this is much easier if you find the command in your Family History software that shows relationships between a person in your database and your defined root person – in RootsMagic this is the Set Relationship command under the Tools menu.  Find the command for your software.  Most software packages also have a relationship calculator – which lets you select any two people in your database and calculates their relationship.

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