Re: Relationships in Family Historian

Sandra Collins

Oh Jeez!!  thank you Mike and everybody else for helping; you all picked up straight away that I am reading it wrongly;  I am just not expecting that extra great there & reading gt x 2 great uncle as gt x2 uncle!!  {I am terrible for reading what I expect to be there & not what is always there, despite the fact I even copied it correctly!!}  Still doesn't make for easy reading on a diagram for me though;  means I'm going to have to engage the brain more now when looking at diagrams & relationships lol!! 

As ever this group is always so helpful, thank you all again;  I am now off to recheck all my dna relationships that I thought I'd got right, just in case I've messed up on any of those.  :-)

On 28/5/2020 4:01 PM, Mike Tate wrote:

Hi Sandra,

Those multiple great ancestors can get a bit confusing but I think FH has got it correct.

The first thing to check is how to interpret the (x2), and (x3), etc.

So great (x2) great-uncle = great great great-uncle

That is one generation different to great great-uncle


The following lists each generation on a separate line:

            great (x3) grandfather = great great great grandfather

            great (x2) grandfather = great great grandfather      great (x2) great-uncle = great great great-uncle

                                                            great grandfather                                                               great great-uncle


Hope that helps, Mike Tate


From: <> On Behalf Of Sandra Collins via
Sent: 28 May 2020 15:16
Subject: [family-historian] Relationships in Family Historian


Good afternoon,

First time I've posted since groups have changed so hope I'm in the right place.

I think there is an error on FH (or at least in mine) in showing the relationships and would like some clarification from someone with far more experience than me please.

Example:  In FH I have set myself as the root person.  My 3x gt grandparents are showing correctly - one of their sons is my 2nd gt grandparent showing correctly and the other sons & daughters of my 3 x gt grandparents are showing as 2nd gt aunts and uncles - are the 2nd gt aunts & uncles showing as correct please?  Should they not be 3rd gt aunts & uncles?

Looking closer at FH I have a level where it shows great great aunt & uncle & the next level up showing gt x 2 great aunt & uncle - isn't this the same thing & the same level??

Some guidance & help would be most welcome right now;  I've been happily sailing along thinking FH had it all under control for me but am beginning to think not right now.

Thank you.


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