It’s a sideways rotation, like a drill that spins around a set of descendants. I don’t have an algebra formula but what I do is I find the furthest most tenuous connections, based on comments like, “You are my 14th cousin 12 times removed’s aunt’s 10 times removed ex-husband’s fourth nephew’s cat”.
So, I click on them. “No path found”.
I look at the NEXT far off connection. “No path found”.
I follow down to the NEXT far off connection:
“So and so is your 14th cousin”.
Bingo.. It’s all permutations. Rotating around the complex plane is trusting that you’ll rotate BACK into somewhere interesting and new and I’m not let down now that I know how to do it.
Like here: Who would think I had a cousin in Malaysia? But I do. The happy comments from white bread Nebraskans and shocked Swedes and pleased Polish and roused Russians on his her profile shows I’m not alone.
Furthest off cousin connection yet. And what it took was a sudden intuition of this strange rotation that was going on.
Our common ancestor?
Flavia Magna (Sabiniani) 460 AD Rome. 49th great-grandmother.