Dum Romae consulitur, Saguntum expugnatur – Tito Livio
It’s the research that doesn’t stop at direct branch, but also shows the “lateral” relationships.
Starting from a direct ancestor (maybe grand-grandfather) they search for all his brothers, uncles, cousins, grand-uncles, from which probably descended your namesakes. So continuing for all generations back up to reveal links and stories that hardly you imagine.
You’ll discover relatives distant in time and space, to those who are called in Sicily parenti de’ me’ parenti, ch a mia nan m veninu nenti!
In the example image is shown the ancestry of Octavian Augustus, not limited to its direct branch but also including a few side branches.
If more than the “roots” you are interested in the development of the family in contemporary times (the nineteenth century), this is the best type of research.
Even with this mode is obviously possible to go back to ancient times, to have a family tree made up of several hundred people!
HOW DOES IT WORK
Like the agnatic research, sources are different (Civil State, diocesan archives, church records, census, land registers).
Consultation of available sources is not limited in finding a pair of ancestors, but continues seeking for brothers and sisters of them: it is clear that such research is more costly in terms of time than the agnatic one, not being limited the number of ancestors to chase.
However it’s possible to decide at what age or kinship degree to stop, or the maximum budget to invest.
For detailed prices, please see this page.