What is a second cousin? What does it mean to be once removed? Use this cousin chart and our simple explanations to answer all your cousin questions.
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Thank you so much for this helpful information, Jessica! I was just texting back-and-forth with 2 of my cousins wondering what our relationship was to Elder Jeffrey Holland. I thought we were third cousins and they thought we were second cousins once removed. What an amazing day we live in where I could ask for a cousins’ chart on my phone and immediately your article with the chart and other information appeared and answered our question! I forwarded your article to my cousins and we learned that my mother, Maude, and my cousin’s fathers, and Elder Holland’s mother, Alice, are second cousins. We share a common great great grandfather. So, we are third cousins! Thank you for compiling all of this interesting information! It is fun to find out about our exact relationship to our many cousins!
Elaine Broadbent Tschaggeny
Thank you this is a tremendous help
First class information in these charts and their explanation. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us!
If a person is related to me through my Dad's side, and family search says he is MY 7th cousin, 5 times removed... then what would be that person's relationship to my Dad? I have tried to read the chart but I am confused. Please help!
Most likely they are 7th cousin 4 times removed. It depends on what your relationship chart looks like.
Thank you. These charts help a lot!
I love that Family Search calculates the relationship! I use it all the time.
Well done Jessica! This is very helpful.
Wonderful! Thank you so much!!!
Thank you. This explains a lot.
Thanks so very much.
THIS IS WONDERFUL ...THANK YOU SO MUCH
Thank you very much . At last I can understand something that I am always getting confused about
Thank you alot,I really know what to do so thank you alot
Thank you for sharing this information. My life just got a little easier.
Thank You Jessica. God Bless You and Your Family😇
I have been so confused by this. Thank you for your work in helping so many of us get a better understanding.
What do you call a relative from a first cousin marriage? I'll simplify the relationship to make it easier than the real one.
My uncle marries his first cousin. Their child on the father's side is my first cousin, but on the mother's side is my second cousin.
Thank You Jessica, this has helped family members understand how they are related, Great Work.
Very Helpful…Thank You
Thanks. This helps a LOT!
Well done! Clear and precise.
Thanks so much!
Thank you Jessica, this clears the fog, for a bit of sunshine ! 👍️
Thank you, I was so confused. This will help a lot
Thank you so much for the explanation. It seems so simple now.
This helps a bit but I don't have any 1st cousins, my parents were both only children.
Finally at 81 I did a simplistic chart for a close family relationship about 6 mos ago as I have puzzled over it for years. Your work is much more elaborate and will allow me to describe a couple of "shirttail relationships" of several generations back - one somewhat famous and one somewhat notorious. Thanks for your work.