Split Your Family Tree

During your genealogy research and building your family tree, there might come a time when you might find it beneficial to split off specific branches to improve your research or to play around with different techniques without damaging your main tree. Splitting your family tree isn’t easy to do but it’s absolutely possible.

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What Are Double Cousins?

In working on a family tree, you may have seen cousins that aren’t just simply first cousins (children of siblings who marry unrelated people), they may be what is called “double cousins”. How Does This Happen? Double cousins are when two siblings of one family have children with two siblings of another family (brother/brother, sister/sister or brother/sister, sister/brother). The children are related to…

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Genealogical Numbering Systems

During a meeting with a distant cousin, I was provided with a 94-page report of everyone I was related to on my father’s paternal side that went back seven generations. Each person was assigned a specific number that served as a sort of index. At first, I didn’t understand this index but I later looked up numbering systems and learned there are…

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