Your Family Tree Explained

A cute YouTube video explains the mysteries of great-great-aunt, great-great-great-uncles, and of second cousins once removed. You can view the video at http://youtu.be/PM79Epw_cp8 or in the video player below.

My thanks to newsletter reader Cheryl McGregor for telling me about the video.

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I love it! I’m looking forward to Part 2, just for the fun of it.

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This was the simplest and best explanation I have ever seen. Thanks EOGN and Cheryl McGregor for sharing. Maybe I can now get more of my relatives to understand our connection.

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Jeanne A Jeffries June 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

We should play it at the Sheldon Family Annual Meeting and Reunion.

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Shouldn’t it be (more correctly) “grand aunt” and “great grand uncle”? I know common usage has devolved to dropping grand when referring to siblings of the direct line (aunts/uncles, nephews/nieces) but I’ve seen mentions in other places through my research that indicates this is actually not the correct term.

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Think that’s complicated? Try the Chinese family tree! http://tinyurl.com/lp28zog

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At last, a definitive and authoritative definition of grandaunt or granduncle vs. great aunt or great uncle – my pet peeve. I have shared it on Facebook.

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Very good and entertain. Something fun to play at the opening of your next genealogy society meeting!

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