It’s complicated.

The question made the rounds in Twitter's genealogy community: Did any of your distant cousins marry their step-siblings? Oh, do I have a story about William Bass and his brother! Or was it his brother-in-law...or both?

Surprise! They lied!

Most of us have "that branch" in our family tree. You know the's where you find the ancestors who turned stretching the truth into an art form. You want to look away, but you just...can't.

Finding Grandpa Baugh

The search for my third-great-grandfather led to a series of dead ends. Finally, by casting a wider research net, I discovered the man behind my mother's "Confederate money" story.

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