Monday, October 13, 2008

Collateral Lines

What is a Collateral?
In genealogical terms, collateral means belonging to the same ancestral stock, but not in the same line of descent. In other words, it is any line of descent from one or more of your ancestors through any other than your own direst line.
It differs from clusters, in that clusters looks at the same generation, while collateral lines looks at ancestral lines spanning generations.

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