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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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How I use Evernote for my genealogy.

I use Evernote to store everything including my genealogy research.
You want to use Evernote in a way that makes sense to you.  Tags, notebooks, no tags or no notebooks; do whatever works the best for you.
Notebooks (the blue box)
Notebooks are sorted alphabetically so if there are notebooks you want at the top of your list you can use ! or @ or ~ in front of your notebook title.  In my image, for example, I have my INBOX notebook with an ! in front to keep this notebook at the top of the list.  I use a ~ to keep my GENEALOGY notebook stacks together.  I have an ARCHIVE notebook and in front of that I put an x to keep it at the bottom of …