I get asked a lot. what does "removed" mean? How do you know your exact relationship to someone in your family? Here's a handy Genealogy Relationship Chart. Start with your common ancestor and move through the chart to figure out your relationship.
10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started Doing Genealogy- *Figure out what information you can trust *Ask for help *Find time for genealogy research *Stay focused *Pay attention to collateral lines - Organize Your Family History
Save Keep this at-a-glance genealogy reference close at hand. The German Genealogy Cheat Sheet is designed to quickly deliver the information you need to understand the records of your German ancestors.