Kinship collation is a methodology that exploits digitised genealogy to build up vast webs of relatedness between people and records, records and records, and people and people. These webs are quantative in scale but qualitative in content when used to generate questions routed in historical-sociology about people, places, mentalities, emotions, economics, status and identity. Kinship collation is an experiential exercise to make the most out of the outputs of digitised genealogy and requires emotive considerations by the practioner of themselves as observer and of the observed as the impressed their stories into the record. Kinship collation enables interpretative work by being a framework within which new types of people catergorisation can take place, using longitudinal full life arcs rather than narrow snapshot moments.