Category Archives: General

Even if you fall flat on your face, you are still moving forward!

Falling but moving forward..

Nelson mandela’s Quote about his Ancestry!

Nelson Mandela quote

First Cousin, Second Cousin, Second Cousin-Twice Removed… WHAT?! We Explain the Difference in an Easy Way!

Cousins once removed pic

There are so many jokes like the picture above around, but these don’t help us understand all the confusion about the relationship between family members do they?! I heard someone once call it “the degree of cousin-ness” once … which of course was funny at the time, but very true when you think about it! For example, if a random bloke walked up to you while you are out and about and said “G’day mate! How’s it going? I’m actually related to you, you are my 3rd cousin, twice removed!” Would you actually know what he meant? Would you actually know where, and what the actual connection was?

Well we thought we might write up a quick and simple examination to help you understand it easily and more clearly!

So without doubt you all know the basic meaning of cousins, or 1st cousins just being the children of your parent’s siblings, your aunts and uncles… Well one step further than that is of course is your 2nd cousins… 2nd cousins as some of you may know are the people in your family who have the same Great-Grandparents, but not the same grandparents!

Your 3rd cousins have the same great-great-grandparents, 4th have the same great-great-great-grandparents and so on.

But where does the ‘removed’ part come in? And what does that mean?

Well, the removed put simply just means they are in a different generation to you. For example, your 1st cousin once removed is one of your parents’ first cousins! Simple?

So this means your 1st cousins, twice removed are your grandparents’ first cousins.

Still not getting it? Or want it more easily explained? Here’s a little diagram we have created to help!

Cousins explained

An absolutely great way to solidify this information in your mind is to use examples!

So! Here’s a quick example for you! (You can switch your own family members for example names used if you like!)

generations of cousins image

OK, so Amanda and Sam are 1st cousins. They have the same Grandparents, no ‘removed’ needed.

Indiana and Crystal are 2nd cousins. They have the same Great-Grandparents, no ‘removed’ needed.

But Amanda and Crystal are 1st cousins, once removed!

Sam and Jack are 1st cousins, twice removed!

Does this make sense to you? Did this help at all? We would love to hear your thoughts!

We hope this helps you!

❤ Aimee & Bev!

Competition Winners Announced!

Congratulations!!!

to

Renae Haygarth

and

Karen Hardy

You are our two winners of our competition to get your ancestry researched for free!

We will be contacting you within the next few days to collect the information we need to get started, alternatively you could contact us yourselves in the contact us section, and we will call you from there!

Please check the competition page for details on what we will need to get started! 🙂

As you may have noticed both of our winners are from Facebook. We had no valid competition entries on twitter, and as per our terms and conditions we could have only chosen one winner, but we decided to grab a second from Facebook anyway!

For those who didn’t win, stay tuned, we will be holding a similar competition next year!

On top of this we will be regularly posting free information on helping you conduct your own research in the mean time, along with many fun ideas to incorporate your kids and family into their ancestry!

And while you are reading this, we are offering a flat 10% discount to everyone on the payment plans for our package deals if you order before the new year! Please quote the code: Puzzle-prizes for your discount!

Congratulations again to our winners! We are extremely eager to get started! We have a very challenging hard task ahead of us!

Let’s do it!

WIN your Ancestry Researched for FREE!!!

Competition

WIN Your Ancestry Researched for FREE!

We will be Choosing 2 Lucky Winners for our Social media Competition!

1 Winner from Facebook!

&

1 Winner from Twitter!

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

What you will win:

* A generation by generation narrative report on TWO of your specified lines of family,  back to the 1700’s or until the immigrated to Australia, whichever is the earliest.

* Copies of all original documents ordered and a print out of all other documents found during the research.

*If we happen to come across any photographs of your ancestors we will pass them along to you!

 * If we happen to come across any interesting information or documents about your ancestors and their lives we will also pass that along to you!

* A copy of all of your information in digital text format on a Flash Drive.

* A digital version your family chart and research in the popular GEDCOM format on a Flash Drive.

*A framed picture chart of your family tree!

Package for comp

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

How to Enter:

FACEBOOK:

  1. A person enters the Competition when they visit https://www.facebook.com/AncestryPuzzlesUntangled and “Like” Our Page on Facebook. AND
  2. Subscribe to our Blog on this website. See the right side box “Follow This Blog via Email!” to do this. AND
  3. On our Facebook page you can choose to either:
    • Comment on the Competition Post/Picture, answering our Competition Question in 25 words or less , OR
    • Comment on our Page itself (no inbox comments will be accepted) answering our Competition Question in 25 words or less.

Only Eligible Entries will be considered by the Promoter for the award of any prize. For more information see our Competition page.

TWITTER:

  1. A person enters the Competition when they visit https://twitter.com/AncestryPuzzles and “follows” us on Twitter. AND
  2. You must reply to @AncestryPuzzles and tweet an answer to our Competition Question using 140 characters or less. AND
  3. Subscribe to our Blog on this website. See the right side box “Follow This Blog via Email!” to do this.

Only Eligible Entries will be considered by the Promoter for the award of any prize. For more information see our Competition page.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

The Competition question is…

“Why do I want to research my Family Tree?”

Get creative! We are looking forward to seeing your entries!

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Competition Closes on 17th November 6pm AEST.

Please take the time to vote on our poll!

Please take the time to vote on our poll! See more of what you want by voting today!

 

Thank you for your time! 🙂

%d bloggers like this: