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Cousin Calculator

This question of relationships gets asked a lot by readers. So the charts and calculator. Have fun and remember if you have no tree but you are looking at your DNA it most likely will not help you much.

PrenticeNet Cousin Calculator

Cousin Terms and Definitions

First Cousin 
Your first cousin is a child of your aunt or uncle. You share one set of grandparents with your first cousin, but you do not have the same parents.

Second Cousin 
Your second cousin is the grandchild of your great-aunt or great-uncle. You share one set of great-grandparents with your second cousin, but you do not have the same grandparents.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Cousins 
Your third cousin is the great-grandchild of your great-great-aunt or great-great-uncle. You share a set of great-great-grandparents with your third cousin, but do not have the same great-grandparents. Fourth cousins have one set of great-great-great-grandparents, but not the same great-great-grandparents. And so on.

Double Cousins
If two siblings in one family marry two siblings from another family and each couple has a child, the children are double first cousins. The word double in addition to the first cousin term is because they share the same four grandparents. Regular first cousins share only one set of common grandparents, while double first cousins share both sets of grandparents plus all lineal and collateral relatives.

Removed
The relationships of cousins of different generations are explained by using the word “removed”. Cousins who are “once removed” have a one-generation difference. For example, the first cousin of your father is your first cousin, once removed. In that case, your father’s first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents and you are two generations younger than your grandparents. This one-generation difference is explained by saying that you are cousins “once removed.”. Removed cousin relationships is never measured by age, but only by generation differences.

Twice removed means that there is a two-generation difference between cousins. If you are two generations younger than the first cousin of your grandparent, then the relationship between you and your grandparent’s first cousin are first cousins, twice removed.

Cousin relationships can be any combination of first, second, third and so on, with once removed, twice removed, and so on. A genealogy program will calculate exact family relationships in your family tree for both blood relatives and relatives by marriage.

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Sissieretta Jones

Overlooked No More: Sissieretta Jones, a Soprano Who Shattered Racial Barriers

She was the first African-American woman to headline a concert at Carnegie Hall, but she didn’t care for her stage name, “the Black Patti,” which compared her to a white diva.

Read more: New York Times – http://rejuvenationmedia.com/overlooked-no-more-sissieretta-jones-a-soprano-who-shattered-racial-barriers/

Access 8/19/18

Understanding DNA

Ten Helpful Tools For Teaching DNA or understanding DNA
Whether you are teaching genetics or learning genetics for the first, or the umpteenth time, our list of Ten Helpful Tools offers new ideas and techniques that will pep your understanding of DNA. Several image sources, interactive tools, and activities you will not want to miss!

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When the DNA results are not what was expected!

It’s not for us to choose

When the DNA results are not what was expected… The question came in again this past week, as it has so many times in recent years. A genealogist had asked others in the family to test to further the genealogist’s own research. When the results came in, well, they…

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Where are Argentina’s black people?

We are one, aren’t we?

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Life Stories

It’s About Us

African American Genealogy DNA is about bringing unity, dismantling ethnic division, separation of a human being for no real reason except learn behavior. So “Life Stories” is about we are one family of humanoids on earth. Inspiring others to create a place without restrictions or a sense of bondage by religion, color, ethnicity or other change that prohibit real communication and living.

Genetics is one path to enlightenment to understanding who we are, how we got to be, where we came from and how we became to be. In other words, the journey is from Africa and across the world. We migrated and planted the human seeds ever place on earth. Reunification of man and women.

Ancestry Circles, Gen 2.0 and Family Tree are bridging the gap, seeing the world of humans as a whole not separated. Continue to learn from each other, do not let traditional ethnicity block us from the human tree.

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Nominations for AAHGS National Awards

From: Baba Gene Stephenson, President@aahgs.org

May 18, 2018

 

Hotep AAHGS Family,

 

Here we are, at this special time of the year, when we have an opportunity with confidence, to nominate persons whom we consider both worthy of acknowledging their special contributions to the genealogy and historical venues of ancestral research, and have been a representative gold mine to the community.  The iconic musician Charlie “Bird” Parker mused NOW IS THE TIME, which appropriately fits the exclusivity of those nominated.  Let’s not allow the time to pass us by.  Let’s set if off, and get these nominations started right…quickly!

 

Sooo, the Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. (AAHGS) is currently seeking nominations for its National Awards. Only financial members of AAHGS may submit nominations. All nominations must be documented on the AAHGS Awards Nomination Form and submitted via email to Awards@aahgs.org  or electronically on the 2018 Awards Online Submission Form.

 

See the AAHGS website under National Awards Program for additional details on the awards and for the nomination form.

 

Awards must be submitted no later than June 1st.

Nominations may be submitted for one or more of the following awards.  However, a submitter cannot nominate the same person for multiple awards.

 

James Dent Walker Award

The James Dent Walker Award is the highest award that can be bestowed by AAHGS upon a person who has exhibited distinguished accomplishments through a significant and measurable contribution to the research, documentation, and/or preservation of African American history. Membership in AAHGS is not required. [Plaque, Honorary life membership, brass membership card]

 

Paul Edward Sluby, Sr. /Jean Sampson-Scott, Meritorious Achievement Awards

The Paul Edward Sluby, Sr. and Jean Sampson-Scott Meritorious Achievement Awards are the second highest awards that can be bestowed by AAHGS upon an organization(s) or person(s) who has exhibited distinguished performance through a significant and measurable contribution to African American history and/or genealogy within the past two years. No more than two awards in this category will be given annually. Membership in AAHGS is not required. [Plaque]

 

Marsha M. Greenlee, History Award

The Marsha M. Greenlee History Award is presented to a person or group for outstanding and measurable achievements in the field of African American history (e.g., history, anthropology, etc). The nomination will be judged on scholarship, presentation and originality. This nomination should result from publication of a book, dissertation, or other manuscript produced by the recipient. Only members of AAHGS and affiliated groups are eligible for this award. [Plaque]

 

Distinguished National Service Award

The Distinguished National Service Award recognizes an AAHGS member who has provided extraordinary, dedicated service of direct benefit to the AAHGS organization at the national level.  Such service may be for a single act or for continuing service, which far exceeds expectations in AAHGS national leadership in achieving the goals of the organization. [Plaque, Honorary life membership]

 

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Genealogy Award

The Elizabeth Clark-Lewis Genealogy Award is presented to a person for original research in support of African American genealogy. The nomination will be judged on scholarly and original research and must document the genealogy of African American ancestors. Only members of AAHGS and affiliated groups are eligible for this award. [Plaque]

Chapter of the Year Award

This award is bestowed on an AAHGS chapter who has made outstanding contributions to the AAHGS mission to preserve African American history and genealogy through sponsorship of quality chapter programs, activities, and services over the past year.   This award is not necessarily presented each year. [Plaque]

On-The-Spot Award

The On-The-Spot Award is presented to a Chapter member for a recent, specific, measurable accomplishment, which impacts or contributes to AAHGS mission and goals. Only financial members of AAHGS chapters are eligible for this award. [Payment of AAHGS national membership dues for the next calendar year]

The Certificate of Appreciation

The Certificate of Appreciation is presented to an individual or team who has made a contribution to AAHGS or its principles and deserves a token of thanks. The Certificate will result from an act(s) performed within two years of its presentation.  Membership in AAHGS is not required.

AAHGS President’s Award

The AAHGS President’s Award is presented to a member who has rendered outstanding Service to AAHGS for a minimum of five (5) years at a personal sacrifice of time.  This nominee has, in addition, contributed immeasurably to the Society’s growth and well-being.  Such service may be for a single continuing activity, or for a variety of activities.The President alone is the sole selector of the recipient of this award. [Plaque, Honorary life membership]

 

Asante Sana

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