What Kind of Cousin Are You?

 To use the chart:
 

On the top row find the relationship of one person to the common ancestor and follow the column straight down. Find the other person's relationship to the common ancestor on the left-hand column and follow that row straight across. Their relationship is described where the projected row and column meet.

For a relationship to exist there must be an ancestor who is common to both individuals. In the chart below the Common Ancestor is Box 0 on both the horizontal and vertical scales.

As an example, say we have a great great grandaughter of the common ancestor and we want to see what her relationship is to the great grandaughter of the common ancestor. By following the rows and columns we see that they are second cousins once removed.
 


 

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Common Ancestor

Son or Daughter

Grandchild

Great Grandchild

2nd Great Grandchild

3rd Great Grandchild

4th Great Grandchild

5th Great Grandchild

6th Great Grandchild

7th Great Grandchild

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Son or Daughter

Siblings (Brother or Sister)

Nephew or Niece

Grand Nephew or Niece

Great Grand Nephew or Niece

2nd Great Grand Nephew or Niece

3rd Great Grand Nephew or Niece

4th Great Grand Nephew or Niece

5th Great Grand Nephew or Niece

6th Great Grand Nephew or Niece

2

Grandchild

Nephew or Niece

First Cousin

1st Cousin Once Removed

1st Cousin Twice Removed

1st Cousin 3 Times Removed

1st Cousin 4 Times Removed

1st Cousin 5 Times Removed

1st Cousin 6 Times Removed

1st Cousin 7 Times Removed

3

Great Grandchild

Grand Nephew or Niece

First Cousin Once Removed

Second Cousin

2nd Cousin Once Removed

2nd Cousin Twice Removed

2nd Cousin 3 Times Removed

2nd Cousin 4 Times Removed

2nd Cousin 5 Times Removed

2nd Cousin 6 Times Removed

4

2nd Great Grandchild

Great Grand Nephew or Niece

1st Cousin Twice Removed

2nd Cousin Once Removed

Third Cousin

3rd Cousin Once Removed

3rd Cousin Twice Removed

3rd Cousin 3 Times Removed

3rd Cousin 4 Times Removed

3rd Cousin 5 Times Removed

5

3rd Great Grandchild

2nd Great Grand Nephew or Niece

1st Cousin 3 Times Removed

2nd Cousin Twice Removed

3rd Cousin Once Removed

Fourth Cousin

4th Cousin Once Removed

4th Cousin Twice Removed

4th Cousin 3 Times Removed

4th Cousin 4 Times Removed

6

4th Great Grandchild

3rd Great Grand Nephew or Niece

1st Cousin 4 Times Removed

2nd Cousin 3 Times Removed

3rd Cousin Twice Removed

4th Cousin Once Removed

Fifth Cousin

5th Cousin Once Removed

5th Cousin Twice Removed

5th Cousin 3 Times Removed

7

5th Great Grandchild

4th Great Grand Nephew or Niece

1st Cousin 5 Times Removed

2nd Cousin 4 Times Removed

3rd Cousin 3 Times Removed

4th Cousin Twice Removed

5th Cousin Once Removed

Sixth Cousin

6th Cousin Once Removed

6th Cousin Twice Removed

8

6th Great Grandchild

5th Great Grand Nephew or Niece

1st Cousin 6 Times
Removed

2nd Cousin 5 Times Removed

3rd Cousin 4 Times Removed

4th Cousin 3 Times Removed

5th Cousin Twice Removed

6th Cousin Once Removed

Seventh Cousin

7th Cousin Once Removed

9

7th Great Grandchild

6th Great Grand Nephew or Niece

1st Cousin 7 Times Removed

2nd Cousin 6 Times Removed

3rd Cousin 5 Times Removed

4th Cousin 4 Times Removed

5th Cousin 3 Times Removed

6th Cousin Twice Removed

7th Cousin Once Removed

Eighth Cousin


Copyright 2002 David Weinel
Last Modified April 1, 2002

   

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