Video: Your Family Tree Explained

Posted July 9, 2014 by Amanda | One Comment

One of the best things about Geni’s World Family Tree is the ability to discover how we’re all related to each other and to historical figures and celebrities. While you are finding these new connections, you may see relationships such as “second cousin once removed” or “sixth cousin twice removed.”

With all the talk about “cousins” and “removes,” do you ever wonder, “What exactly does this mean?”

This short video created by CGP Grey gives a great, simple explanation of your family tree relationships to help you make sense of your dizzying family connections.

Check it out below:

Did you know that there are also parallel and cross cousins in your tree? Check out a brief explanation in CGP Grey’s video here.

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Amanda is the Social Media Coordinator at Geni. If you need any assistance, she will be happy to help!

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  • Charles

    CGP Grey’s videos are awesome interesting and informative :)