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Re: Is Cousin Chart Helpful?
In Response To: Re: Is Cousin Chart Helpful? ()

Here are the results I got from PAF based on your scenario:

    Mary's brother = our uncle;
    Children of Mary's brother = our first cousins; [we have grandparents in common];
    Children of our first cousins = our first cousins, once removed.

These relationships, as determined by PAF*, are supported by the information from About.com and KINSHIP which both state that first cousins have grandparents in common.

The information appearing on the KINSHIP website goes on to identify the commom ancestors shared by each generation.


    ~ Second Cousins share a great-grandparent.
    ~ Third Cousins share a great-great-grandparent.
    ~ Fourth Cousins share a g-g-g-grandparent.
    ~ Fifth Cousins share a g-g-g-g-grandparent.

The REMOVES: If your first cousin has a child, the child becomes your first cousin once removed. The removed means that a person belongs to a different kindship [sic] generation. A first cousin once removed is one generation removed from the source - a first cousin.

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*PAF's relationship calculator also lets me know which ancestors the persons have in common.

Spivey


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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