|Tiny snapshot of my Tibbetts pedigree through my dad. Is this true?|
|My "emerging" DNA circle for Henry Charles Tibbetts.|
|My dad and I are considered a family group, and we definitely match other people who think they are descended from ol' Ben Tibbetts. Either we are all delusional, or we actually are descendants.|
I don't know about you, but I constantly struggle to view my ancestors as real people. I lack photographs and voices for the vast majority of my ancestors and, to be honest, I often wonder if half the information I have on my tree is true. Am I actually related to these people? I can only get a real sense of confidence of my ancestry from the late 19th century on.
For this reason, I am thrilled whenever I get a cousin match, even if it is for ancestors I am confident about. Even more so when it is for ancestors for whom I have little more than a source or two. While not foolproof, Ancestry's cousin matches can be incredibly useful, especially if both cousins have well-done, well-sourced Ancestry trees.
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