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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Tips on Scrapbooking Heritage Albums continued....

When working on family history or creating a family tree, it is important to understand the family relationship terms and knowing where your place is in relationship to particular relatives.I have listed below examples of a few definitions that can help identify family relationships and where they fall in the family tree.

For Example:

Cousin (first cousin):  first cousins are children of your aunts and uncles. Mainly your parents siblings children. They also have the same grandparents  as you.

Second cousins:  These are the family members that have the same great grandparents as you do but not the same grandparents, or your parents first cousins.

Third, fourth, and fifth cousins: Third cousins have the same great great grandparents. Fourth cousins have the same great great great grandparents as you.

There are many websites and books that can help identifying  family relationships. Below are a few geneaology resources:


Family Tree Magazine
History Magazine

Handbook for Genealogists - Everton Publishers

The National Genealogical Society (NGS)
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)

Discovering your ancestors and celebrating the who, what, where, and when that made your family who they are today is very rewarding and gives a better insite on your genealogy as well as preserving memories and memorabilia for your future generations.

Hope you've enjoyed this post!!  


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