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Q: Family relationships ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Family relationships
Category: Family and Home > Families
Asked by: opal-ga
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Posted: 02 Oct 2002 20:16 PDT
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Question ID: 71884
What is the relationship between a first cousins daughter and her
grandfathers brothers daughter?
Subject: Re: Family relationships
Answered By: juggler-ga on 02 Oct 2002 21:17 PDT

Assume, for purposes of example, that the name of the grandfather is
Don. Assume that his brother's name is Ron. Assume that Ron's
daughter's name is Bess.

Don's children would be first cousins to Bess.

Don's grandchildren would be first cousins ONCE REMOVED to Bess.

Don's great-grandchildren would be first cousins TWICE REMOVED to

Don's great-great-grandchildren would be first cousins THRICE REMOVED
to Bess.

So, let's assume that Don has a son named Fred. Fred would be first
cousin to Bess.

If Fred has a daughter named Mary, she would be first cousin ONCE
REMOVED to Bess.

If Mary had a daughter named Carrie, she would be first cousin TWICE
REMOVED to Bess.

If you need to visualize this, see this "consanguinity" chart,
courtesy of

search strategy: consanguinity table

I hope this is clear. If it's not clear, please request clarification
and I'll try to explain further.

Clarification of Answer by juggler-ga on 02 Oct 2002 23:14 PDT
A web page called has chart that offers another way
of looking at the situation.

In this chart, you look at it from the point of view of a common
ancestor. In my example, the common ancestor would be the parent of
Don and Ron. Bess would be the granddaughter of that common ancestor.
Her relationship to Don's children, grandchildren, greatchildren, etc.
would "first cousin" of varying degrees (first cousin, first cousin
once removed, etc.). This can be viewed by reading down the 3rd column
of the chart.

I hope this is helping.
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