Descendancy research can be an efficient way to find descendants of ancestors (such as distant cousins). For a detailed look at how cousin relationships work, see "Are Your Cousins Removed?" Remember that FamilySearch does not display information for living people, beyond your immediate family.
The basic steps are:
Once you locate relatives in Descendancy view, you can provide sources for their records to validate and verify information.
Note: If you are not familiar with using Descendancy view, see Project 1, Goal 5, Choice C.
Puzzilla.org offers some unique views that help you view descendants of your ancestors.
Puzzilla is a website that displays ancestors or descendants in a flower-tendril pattern, with information nodes for each person.
It may surprise you to learn that you may be related to a wide variety of noted people. The Relative Finder tool helps you see those relationships, based on data in your FamilySearch tree. You can also connect with other people who have common ancestral roots.