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From: "Marty Ryerson" <>
Subject: [TMG] Off Topic - General Genealogy Questions
Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 17:13:40 -0400
I signed up for several mailing lists that I thought dealt with general
genealogy topics, but so far, they are either dead or not the topics I was
looking for. I hate to crash this party, but it seems like someone here
might be able to help. Can anyone give me a hint where to look? There
don't seem to be any that apply or are active on RootsWeb, and I am neither
an AOL nor a CompuServe user. Cyndi's list is huge, so I am sure I have not
delved into every nook and cranny there, but I have had no luck there
Just as an example of the sort of questions I have:
1. My mother's brother married my father's sister. Is there any special
designation for the relationship between myself and their children? We have
always called ourselves "double first cousins" but I have never seen a
specific term for it in any of the books or web sites I have looked at.
Relationship calculators just say "first cousin".
2. Is there a special term for the various ancestral lines? I have
heard/seen the term "patrilineal" (or something similar). Does this refer
to my father's father, his father, etc. following one surname? What about
matrilineal? Is that my mother's mother, her mother, and so on just
following the mothers? What about all the other lines in between? Any
special term for them? With all the jargon associated with genealogy,
surely someone has come up with specific terms of art for some of these
I like to be able to describe things in exact terms whenever possible, and
it bothers me to have to describe in detail what I am talking about for lack
of a term. I have looked at several genealogical glossaries, but never
found these two concepts discussed.
Any hints would be much appreciated.
By the way, I for one have learned a great deal about TMG since joining this
list. A lot of the stuff in the manuals is actually starting to make some
sense to me now <g>.
Be Good For Now,
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