Tuesday, April 28, 2015

U is for Unbelievable!!!




The weekend seems to mess up my posting!  I will be playing catch-up for the next few days.


The image below shows the relationship between myself and my grandmother.  {look close...you can see how OLD I am.}

The first relationship shows her as my grandmother...nothing new there.  {This is my mom's mom.}


If you look close there are actually two relationships!  What?!  It says she is also my 2nd cousin twice removed.  How can that be??  The right side of the screen below is my information going through my dad back to my 3rd great-grandfather.  The information on the right is my grandmother {my moms mom} and that also goes back to the same 3rd great-grandfather.  So my grandmother is my grandmother and my 2nd cousin twice removed.  What?  Unbelievable!!  If you notice the last name is the same but spelled differently.  There is a story that my 2nd great-grandfather and his brother got in a fight so Alonzo Siegfried changed his spelling to Siegfried {there are also some Siegfreid's that are from the same family as well.}


Now on the really unbelievable part...this makes my father my father and my half 3rd cousin once removed and my mom is my mom and my 3rd cousin once removed.  It also makes my parents 3 cousins!!!!!

I will admit I was pretty freaked out over this when I first found it while doing research.  I told my mom and she said there were rumors that they were related but no one know how and they figured it was distant.  Distant would be like 5th or 6th cousins not 3rd!!!  LOL.

Check back soon for letter V.

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