More Than Just Cousins?
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Asked by: djc1380-ga
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07 Aug 2002 20:29 PDT
Expires: 06 Sep 2002 20:29 PDT
Question ID: 52017
What is the term used to describe the relationship of the children of two families where both fathers are brothers and both mothers are sisters?
Re: More Than Just Cousins?
Answered By: expertlaw-ga on 07 Aug 2002 21:07 PDT
Dear djc1380, I found your question to be quite intriguing. The answer is that the cousins you describe are known as "double first cousins", or sometimes just as "double cousins". An overview of less common cousin relationships can be found at on genealogy.com, at: http://www.genealogy.com/heard122800.html?Welcome=1028779582 Another interesting page from CousinCouples.com provides an overview of state laws regulating the marriage of cousins: http://www.cousincouples.com/info/states.shtml Search Strategy: A Google search for "fathers are brothers" "mothers are sisters" ://www.google.com/search?q=%22fathers+are+brothers%22+%22mothers+are+sisters%22 Thank you for the opportunity to answer such an interesting question. - expertlaw
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