Of greats and grands — The Legal Genealogist

What to call the new twig Reader Joyce Gagnon’s family tree is about to gain a new twig. And she isn’t entirely sure what to call him — except, of course, the cutest baby in the world. “I’m the youngest of 5,” she writes, and The Legal Genealogist has taken the liberty of designating her…

via Of greats and grands — The Legal Genealogist.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Of greats and grands,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 26 Feb 2019).

In our family, we use great, not grand. Nice to see some evidence showing it’s the older usage. I say use whatever term you prefer, but don’t demand others to use the same term. After all, great was in use first so it should be the preferred term if you are going to nitpicky.

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