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.
 

  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
0 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
1 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

 

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