Last night I received a phone call to order the ancestral record photo book I have been working on...Yippee! While we were talking, I was asked about how to figure out the relationships, and what exactly does it mean to be the 8th cousin 3 times removed. I turned it over to my hubby to explain to her because I get confused explaining that one, lol!
Fortunately for me, my PAF software has a relationship calculator! Speaking of which, with your purchase of An Ancestral Record-Book One, I will include with your order, at no extra charge, a disc with a copy of my Personal Ancestral File. This is my personal genealogical data base which currently has information on over 95,000 individuals! Now some of these folks, to date, I have not actually been able to link directly, yet, but all are persons of interest who possibly are connected to me in some way and most of them actually are descendants of Kiper, Mudd, Stewart and Phelps families. Many have photos attached as well.
To use this database, you will have to download a copy of the Personal Ancestral File from the Church of the Latter Day Saints, but it is a free software. For more information on this family tree software, and to download your copy go here LDS Personal Ancestral File.
Now back to the question at hand, how to figure out the genealogical relationships...
Last night I made a couple of pages to include in the An Ancestral Record-Book One with the famous outlaw, Jesse James, using Kate McClellan's The Civil War Kit from Heritage Scraps, which by the way, you lovers of genealogy must add to your digi-scrapping stash! Yep, he is kinfolk! Jesse and Hurshel Phelps (my hubby's Grandfather) were 8th cousins. Now that relationship is pretty easy to understand but Jesse is also 8th cousin 3 times removed to both myself and to my ex-husband. Cousins, upteen times removed can be a little confusing so I have made a little freebie for you today that may help you figure that out:, a Genealogy Relationship Chart. Link to download the chart will be an end of post.
Now quite honestly, I could never figure all this out without the relationship calculator of my genealogy software but our (Jesse James and myself) common ancestor is Matthew Arundell Howard & Annie Hall, Jesse's 8th Great Grandfather. I am related to him through my Mother, the Stewart side of the family, which is also the way I am genealogically related to my husband, Gary Phelps, and to my ex-husband, Larry Mudd.
Yes sir-eee! Just one big happy family we are! lol
Anyhoooo....hope you can find the Genealogy Relationship Chart useful. To make it, I used the chart I found online and Kimberly Stewart's When I Think of You kit from Scrapbook-Elements. You can check out all of beautiful collection by Kimmi in the SBE Store Here, and while there browse through the rest of Kimmi's SBE store, you will love it! Enjoy and Happy Scrappin!
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