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VISITATION: Family relationships follow a format when displayed on pedigree chart, such as this heraldic visitation inners inners for your own descendants -children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren with each generation on the same level.

The term 'kith and kin' is now virtually obsolete, but it was used in medieval times to describe both one's acquaintances and relatives - roughly translated, it means 'native land and people'. Marriage brings together two families and although there is no formal or legal relationship between the parents of the bride and of the groom, they generally consider themselves as part of the wider family group and meet together socially - or at least exchange Christmas cards.

Terminology used to describe family relationships has changed over time and some words which have different meanings today were often interchangeable in the past. The most common examples of this are 'step' and 'in-law'. The prefix 'step' was originally used to denote a person who had been orphaned,

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