Can someone please help me determine if I am related to this Ellen Whelan? I am unable to figure it out

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WikiTree profile: Ellen Ffrench
in Genealogy Help by Rita Coughlan G2G Rookie (160 points)
Did not find a Relationship going back 30 generations. There may be one if you extent your familytree some more.
Thank you frank, she suppose to be my great great grandfather sister , thats only 4 generations, that make me doubt my Great great Grandfather Thomas whelan is the wrong person

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The Connection finder has you within 5 degrees of Ellen Whelan.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
It was the Relationship Finder that did not work in this case, but the Connection Finder came through OK.
What does that mean Frank ?is Ellen my relative ? Many thanks

Connections only means it goes from person one to person two by way of marriage connections, as well as by blood.

I might be connected to someone because my father's mother's brother was married to their sister's husband's grandfather's half sister.  We do not share any ancestors.

I am related to someone if the trail goes only by blood.  My great-grandmother's brother's great-great-granddaughter is my cousin, because we both share an ancestor.

Thanks I think I understand but we both share the same ancestor my great great great grandfather is her father. yes ?

Ellen (Whelan) Ffrench (1831 - 1906) (linked to in your question) does not currently have a father profiled on WT. 

Can you say where you believe the connection should be?

Ok, I see what has happened. There are duplicate profiles for Ellen and her husband.  These will need to be merged.

I'll propose the merges and we can go from there.
I also proposed a merge for another duplicate profile I found related to this person.  You are profile manager for those two profiles, so you should be able to complete the merge as proposed.
Ok thanks ill try my best its only my 2nd day on wikitree , im making mistakes and not realising  it ,sorry

No worries.  We all make mistakes, even when we're no longer new!  smiley

All sorted now, and you are showing appropriately genealogically related.  (And, therefore, also related to George Harrison, of Beatles fame.)

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