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Just to be clear on what a Cousin is:
A cousin is a relative with whom a person shares one or more common ancestors. In the general sense, cousins are two or more generations away from any common ancestor, thus distinguishing a cousin from an ancestor, descendant, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, or nephew. However in common parlance, "cousin" normally specifically means "first cousin". <Wikipedia>
Now that we are clear:
The definition is provided to give you an idea of how important it is to interview your Cousin(s). Whether he/ she is your Aunt's child or a 4th Cousin. It is a good idea to interview them because they may have information that their parents shared with them that you may not know about, especially if your Cousins are older such as your great, great Aunt's child. Do your project a favor and locate all of your Cousins and set each one of them up for an interview.
If you have multiple Cousins in one family such as your Aunt's 4 children, interview them separately, then together as a group. Sometimes a Cousin can help another Cousin to jog his/her memory on certain events.
We provide an extensive interview list for you to ask your Cousins all the right questions for your GriotBook. This interview checklist can be found in the Family Historian Center and the Authorized Griot Center.
Now, Have fun interviewing your Cousins.