Genealogy Tips: What's a Third Cousin Anyway? Genealogy Tutorial Videos

The Anaconda Standard reported this interesting case in 1901 of one of George Washington’s “third cousins” who had fallen on hard times.

Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana), 24 November 1901, page 14

Per the news report, Miss Agnes Washington Fairchild, who was born in Fairfax, Virginia, had no means of support and had called on the “Supervisor of the Outdoor Poor” (now, that’s a descriptive title) and the local New York City chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution for help.

Wait – “third cousin”?

What exactly is that?

How can you easily see how cousin relationships are structured and named?

Here are two handy genealogy tutorial videos from YouTube that will help you do just that.

Watch “What’s a Second Cousin Once Removed?”

Now that you have the basics of tracing your cousins, you’re ready to tackle a more advanced family tree.

Watch “The Complicated Chinese Family Tree – Cantonese Version”

Did you know?

GenealogyBank.com has a Learning Center and Youtube channel where you can watch expert-led genealogy tutorial videos to learn how to use historical newspapers and obituaries to find your family stories and trace your family tree.

 

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