President Abraham Lincoln was just reported as my 7th cousin, four times removed. I would have ignored this because this appeared as the 30th notification in the 336 notifications I have received, but I know better than to ignore, I verify. The #30 reference has us as 6th cousins, 4 times removed. Why the difference? Both cases (#30 and #333) use Cousin Abe’s paternal line through his father, Thomas Lincoln. The paths veer off at Abe’s great grandparents. #30 climbs up his great grandmother, Rebecca Flowers’ lineage to our MRCA, Thomas Betts (1602-1688). #333 climbs up his great grandfather, John Lincoln’s lineage to our MRCA, William Reed (1565-1621). #30 is part of my Botsford lineage with one generation yet to prove out to the MRCA. #333 is part of my Clark lineage with six generations to prove out to the MRCA. So, if I am successful, and I put the whole mess into FTM, will it show that Cousin Abe is his own cousin? This might make the research a lot of fun!