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`Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters... For they tell the story of their time.`
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

About Susan's Ancestral Files
Today -- Mar. 30, 2015 -- I took down my "VALLIS ~ LAMPARD ~ EILERTSEN ~ SIGBJØRNSDTR" database  from here & uploaded what seems to generate more interest, "BUCKNER ~ FASIG ~ GREGER ~ FALLS."

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The SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION theme* has played itself out over and over in my  life, as if something synchronistic with an eye toward increasing my awareness of the  concept must surely be going on.

What I take from it:  most simply, how very connected we all are -- brothers & sisters  whether by blood or not.  The "family of man."  Emphasis on family:  we are one. This awareness of how connected we all are -- continually reinforced to me in my  genealogy dabbling -- has pulled my own former lapsed-Catholic self back to God.   Praise Him, dang if he don't work in the strangest ways.  ':  ) __
 * "Six degrees of separation" theory background:  the theory that anyone on the planet  can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances  that has no more than five intermediaries, first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian  writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains."

"In the 1950's, Ithiel de Sola Pool (MIT) and Manfred Kochen (IBM) set out to prove  the theory mathematically.  Although they were able to phrase the question (given a  set N of people, what is the probability that each member of N is connected to another  member via k_1, k_2, k_3...k_n links?), after twenty years they were still unable to  solve the problem to their own satisfaction.  In 1967, American sociologist Stanley  Milgram devised a new way to test the theory, which he called 'the small-world  problem.'  He randomly selected people in the mid-West to send packages to a stranger  located in Massachusetts.  The senders knew the recipient's name, occupation, and  general location.  They were instructed to send the package to a person they knew on a  first-name basis who they thought was most likely, out of all their friends, to know  the target personally.  That person would do the same, and so on, until the package  was personally delivered to its target recipient.

"....it only took (on average) between five and seven intermediaries to get each  package delivered.  Milgram's findings were published in Psychology Today and inspired  the phrase 'six degrees of separation.'  Playwright John Guare popularized the phrase  when he chose it as the title for his 1990 play of the same name.  Although Milgram's  findings were discounted after it was discovered that he based his conclusion on a  very small number of packages, six degrees of separation became an accepted notion in  pop culture...  ...

"In 2001, Duncan Watts, a professor at Columbia University, continued his own earlier 
research into the phenomenon and recreated Milgram's experiment on the Internet.  
Watts used an e-mail message as the 'package' that needed to be delivered, and 
surprisingly, after reviewing the data collected by 48,000 senders and 19 targets (in 
157 countries), Watts found that the average number of intermediaries was indeed, six. 
Watts' research, and the advent of the computer age, has opened up new areas of 
inquiry related to six degrees of separation in diverse areas of network theory such 
as as power grid analysis, disease transmission, graph theory, corporate 
communication, and computer circuitry." -- Source,  WhatIs.TechTarget.com 
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