As I’m reviewing old newspapers in search of details about my Flanders ancestors, I came upon an interesting article about a distant cousin, Francis Flanders. Here’s the article I discovered:
This chart shows that he’s my sixth cousin three times removed.
We never realize how much we can learn about a cousin or an ancestor until we read the little details about their lives. I certainly appreciate the fact that the newspapers in the last century reported the nitty-gritty about the lives of the local residents!