I have attended RootsTech for the past five years. Due to COVID-19, this year it is virtual. The sessions are engaging, helpful, and shorter than an in-person session. What I miss is the overall enthusiasm, and there is always lots of it!
One of the features at the RootsTech Conference is connecting with relatives who are registered to attend. I have never had a close cousin connection. My list usually starts with 5th cousins. This year I have three third cousins once removed!! Two are from my father’s side, Adam and Bauer, and one from my mother’s side, Goehring. So exciting!
The definition of a third cousin once removed is:
Third cousins share great-great grandparents. A child of my third cousin is my third cousin once removed and I am their third cousin once removed.
Here is an example from my family.
Susie and Kathryn are descended from the same great-great grandparents, Philipp and Marie Peters Bauer.
You can use this same format to discover your third cousins once removed.
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If you are Kathryn Louise Adam Hurst, we are 4th cousins. I am Shelley Leigh Hoover Nielson. Kathryn Louise Adam – 4th cousin Jimmie Charles Adam 1925-2018 Father of Kathryn Louise Adam, William “Willie” Eugene Adam 1893-1955 Father of Jimmie Charles Adam, Julius Conrad Adam 1864-1952 Father of William “Willie” Eugene Adam, Adelbertha Bergmann 1836-1914 Mother of Julius Conrad Adam, Joseph Bergmann 1799-1882 Father of Adelbertha Bergmann Anton Bergmann Sr 1846-1911 Son of Joseph Bergmann, Oscar Bergmann 1875-1937 Son of Anton Bergmann Sr, John Jacob Bergmann 1914-1992 Son of Oscar Bergmann, Dawn Marie Bergmann 1940-2014 Daughter of John Jacob Bergmann, Shelley Leigh Hoover, You are the daughter of Dawn Marie Bergmann If I have the right person, you grew up in Boerne. You probably knew my maternal great grandmother on her mother’s side, Maggie Zoeller.
Yes, it’s me! It is nice to discover another cousin! I’m glad you found me. I do know Maggie Zoeller. She was my fifth-grade teacher at Boerne Elementary. I remember singing every morning and creating fun art projects. It’s is wonderful to hear from you!
My grandma Lillie Adam loved to play bridge. I think she sometimes played bridge with your great-grandmother.
My grandfather’s name is Willie. Many people thought his name was really William. He had a cousin named William Adam and sometimes the two are combined together. I finally got his name changed from William to Willie on Findagrave.
Great to hear from you!