Matt & Mandy
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    “Matt & Mandy,” Friend, March 2020

    Matt & Mandy

    Friend Magazine, 2020/03 Mar

    Illustrations by Matt Sweeney

    Mom, we’ve been thinking about our Australian cousins, Max and Mindy. You said their mom is your second cousin.

    What does that mean?

    Miranda and I have the same great-grandparents. If we’d had the same grandparents, we’d be first cousins.

    I’m getting a little confused.

    Well, let’s look up our family tree on FamilySearch.org. That’ll make it easier.

    At least you can’t fall out of this tree and break your arm.

    So that’s how we’re related to Max and Mindy!

    Meanwhile, on the other side of the world …

    Mum, we’ve been wondering—

    —how we’re related to our cousins Matt and Mandy …

    When you start learning about family history, interesting things can happen!

    At least you can’t fall out of this tree and break your arm.