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Understanding Relationships: half 9th cousin, three times removed - What?

Since we're genealogists, we completely understand and can perfectly visualize the following relationships, right?

  • 4th cousin
  • 2nd cousin, twice removed
  • half 9th cousin, three times removed

Once I understand it, two weeks later I'm back to where I started - confused.

Connie Lenzen recently wrote for The Columbian an article entitled "Genealogy Today: How to Piece Together the Relationship Puzzle" where she explains this mystery quite well. Read the article here.

Legacy Family Tree also has a nice chart to help you visualize these relationships. Instructions:

  1. Click on the Reports icon.
  2. Click on the Books/Other tab.
  3. Click on the Forms Center button.
  4. Click on the plus sign next to Relationship Diagrams and select the desired language.
  5. Click on the Preview or Print button.


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