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Old 06-23-2013, 03:26 AM
 
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My mom's uncle has a daughter. What is she to me? 2nd or 3rd cousin?

My dad has a cousin and he has a daughter. 2nd or 3rd cousin?
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Old 06-23-2013, 03:40 AM
 
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My mom's uncle has a daughter. What is she to me? 2nd or 3rd cousin?

My dad has a cousin and he has a daughter. 2nd or 3rd cousin?
1. your Mom's uncle's daughter would be your Mom's first cousin and your 2nd cousin.

2. If your Dad's cousin is his first cousin, he would be your 2nd cousin and his daughter would be your 3rd cousin (she'd be your dad's 2nd cousin).
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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My mom's uncle has a daughter. What is she to me? 2nd or 3rd cousin?

My dad has a cousin and he has a daughter. 2nd or 3rd cousin?
I believe that is 1st cousin once removed. Your mom's uncle's daughter is her first cousin. You would be second cousin's with your mom's first cousin's children.

http://www.dumville.org/trees/cousins_tre.html
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This is the best genealogy relationship chart that I've run across:

Genealogy Relationship Chart - About Genealogy
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Niagara Region
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I believe that is 1st cousin once removed. Your mom's uncle's daughter is her first cousin. You would be second cousin's with your mom's first cousin's children.

First Cousins Once Removed (and so on)

Ivory is right.

If the relative is in a different generation, it's the same relationship except "removed." So your parents' first cousins are your first cousins, once removed. Your parents' second cousins are your second cousins, once removed.

Similarly, your grandparents' first cousins are your first cousins twice removed.

And first cousins share grandparents, second cousins share great grandparents, third cousins share great- great grandparents.
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Old 06-24-2013, 11:28 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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This is the best genealogy relationship chart that I've run across:

Genealogy Relationship Chart - About Genealogy
Good chart. It's more compact than some I've seen. Thanks for posting.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Not where you ever lived
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Cousins are like stair steps.
Grandparents are on the platform above the first generation or first step.
First Gen: Their 4 children (My dad and his siblings)
Second Gen: Their 8 children (Me, my siblings, my (first) cousins are dad's nieces and nephews (children of dad's sisters and brothers.
Third Gen: Our 16 children (My children are dad's grandchildren. My cousins once removed are dad's grand nieces and nephews (grandchildren of dad's sisters and brothers)
Fourth Gen: My grandchildren and dad's great-grand children. Dad's great-grand nieces and nephews are my second cousins. These are the children born to 1C1R (first cousin once removed)

Cousins can be complicated.

My parents had no siblings. Their parents had a 14 siblings and cousins by the dozens. I did not know what a cousin was. I was in my 60s before I met a first cousin. She is the grandchild of my maternal grandfather's brother. Both lines daughtered out. It took me a very long time to understand the 1C1R concept primarily due to corrupted records found on the Internet.

I had one person claim a direct relationship to me because her great-grandmother's, half-sister's son, married my grandmother's aunt. She also claimed the same to the other member of the family based on another of the great-grandmother's half-sisters who married a great-grandfather. There was hitch in her get-along that day. They had no children. It continued to a third claim based on my grandfather's sister who married her grandmother's brother's daughter. Their children never married or had issue.

All you need is a 1 large family, and 1 common name for these people to find you.

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Old 04-27-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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my brother just became a grandpa for the first time. what does that make me?
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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my brother just became a grandpa for the first time. what does that make me?
A great uncle. Congratulations!
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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A great uncle. Congratulations!
Technically a grand uncle but it's common place for some reason to replace grand with great. It should go:

Uncle
Grand Uncle
Great Grand Uncle
Great Great Grand Uncle
Etc

Just as parents/grandparents go:

Parent
Grandparent
Great Grandparent
Great Great Grandparent
Etc.
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