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Question #5111 posted on 04/19/2004 midnight
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is the difference between a direct descendant and a descendant? Is it possible to be a descendant without being a direct descendant?
- Genealogically Challenged

A: Dear Challenged-

There is no difference. Sometimes, people wll claim descent from some significant individual, when they are really related as a great-great-....-niece/nephew. Hence, some state "direct descendant" to clarify.

-The Franchise, who has a father that can genealogize with the best of them.