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Group Thinking
12/1/2001
Birds of a feather flock together – and so did your ancestors, leaving valuable clues with their clusters of family, friends and neighbors. Here's how cluster genealogy can get your research off the ground.

You've heard the expression, “We're all in this together.” Try thinking of your ancestors the same way. Just like you, your ancestors were not isolated individuals:

• They were part of a family, with siblings and cousins, aunts and uncles, parents and grandparents. Groups of relatives often lived near each other, worshipped together, witnessed each other's documents and were buried in the same cemetery.

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