Determining relationships between individuals in your family file can be confusing but is always worth checking out.
Using Ancestral Quest's relationhip tool this process is made simple. Go to Tools, scroll and click on "Calculators",slide and click on "Relationship".
Clicking on "Relationship" brings you to where you check that between two people in your database.
Lots of times, opportunities arise where you wonder how 2 particular people are related; at this point it is good to write down their RIN numbers so you can find out.
Highlight the first individual in this match and he or she will automatically be in the top section, then clicking on the 2nd "Search button" allows you to enter in the second person and then you click on "Calculate" to learn their relationship.
This shows that the relationship between these two is they are "1st Cousins".
We'll review how to create a drop line chart to display this nicely in a future blog.