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Monday, January 26, 2015

New family relationship chart by Crestleaf

How many of you get confused when you are trying to figure out just how are you related to a new cousin you found?  Sometimes my head hurts just trying to figure out all the removes and how many go where.  To be honest, I keep a chart handy for just this type of calculation!

Recently I was shown this great blog post by Crestleaf.  If you have never heard of Crestleaf let me tell you a little about them.  They have a simple philosophy that is expressed in this mission statement “Crestleaf was built to enable people all over the world to capture, preserve and share their family story with living relatives and future generations.”  The website has free public records for you to search, the ability to create a private family tree, as well as the ability to share and preserve the stories of your family.  Sounds interesting huh?

However, it is a cousin chart that brought me there, so let me tell you about this great chart.  Crestleaf updated one that was originally created by Alice J. Ramsay in 1987.  We have all seen versions of this out on the internet, but I like the way Crestleaf color coded and added figures to it.  Of course the “You Are Here” tag was plain cute. 

Needless to say if you are looking for a high quality graphic display of kinship then make sure you check it out!

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