Richie, When you are adding a "new individual" are you making sure that you add that individual to parents already in your data base? That way they will end up connected to your "cousins". If you add them without parents you will have a host of "unconnected" individuals in your database. To check this, click on FILE/PRINT REPORTS/LISTS and then make sure "button" in front of "Unlinked Individuals" is ticked (black dot in circle). Then click on PRINT and see what sort of list you get. You will probably find a considerable number on it, I think.