So, since I’ve licked my wounds and now pulled myself up by my bootstraps, I’ll call today’s short post, “SURVIVAL SATURDAY!!”
So, now you know that you and Cousin Rita are 3rd cousins, twice removed. And you probably wonder if you should even bother to include Cousin Rita in your family tree since she’s so “removed.” The answer is YES! It is important, very important!
So, where to begin? Check out what they have to offer and make a decision that’s right for you. Ancestry has its own learning center and even has web seminars to assist you. It’s all basically set up for you, the novice, to begin your virtual ancestral hunt!
I wanted to address the problem of “cousins”. Not that my cousins are any “problem”…ha! I want to tell you what it means when we say, “2nd cousin, once removed” and so on.
The census records are important because they contain information about those living in a singular household. From the first federal census in 1790 til this past census year, 2010, the census has been conducted federally every 10 years.