1492 was a long time ago. And odds are pretty good that your own family didn't arrive in America on a ship named the Nina, the Pinta or the Santa Maria.
But when it comes to discoveries, there aren't many in family history that rival finding a family member's first moments in America. Unless, of course, you've found that already and now you want to figure out what to do with the scant, cryptic details on the passenger list.
Am I my own cousin? I was curious about the button on my family tree that showed a person's relationship to me. So I selected my mother's name and hit the relationship button. As expected it said she was my mother. But it also said she was my fifth cousin... Read more