Ancestors and Relatives Are Completely Different
Dana Elizabeth Dupuis said: My suggestion is that an incorrect terminology is being used by FamilySearch. The designation of RELATIVE and ANCESTOR are not interchangeable. No GG Uncle or GG Aunt, a relative, is an ancestor unless they are direct, at least to the legal system. They are relatives instead. I received a message today stating that I have a Pioneer "Ancestor," but he is a G Uncle, not a G Grandfather of mine. Those major names shown on my Pedigree Chart are my ancestors. Please consider making this distinction by correcting the designation currently being used, as it is very confusing to many people. Thank you so very much.