Where Do the Steps Come In?

Ancestry.com refers to Anna Fecht as the step-daughter of my second great-grandaunt.

That seems slightly incorrect to me as she was born after my second great-grandaunt, Antje (Habben) Fecht died. Antje was the first wife of a man named Harm Fecht. Harm married after Antje died and Anna was born to that marriage.

I generally do not think of a person acquiring step-children after that person has died.


One thought on “Where Do the Steps Come In?

  1. I think ancestry just follows the blood line not taking into consideration any dates. Here her connection to Harm probably is how they followed her and since Antje was Harm’s wife ergo she is Anna’s aunt.

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