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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