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What is a second cousin?

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What is a second cousin and other related questions

Trying to understand how you are related to your first, second and third cousins can be confusing. For starters, keep in mind that cousins share a common grandparent. But how are first and second cousins related to you? The number preceding the cousin reflects how many generations you need to go back to find that common grandparent.
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An easy to remember rule of thumb: First cousins share a grandparent Second cousins share a great-grandparent Third cousins share a great-great-grandparent Double cousins arise when cousins or siblings have children with another set of cousins or siblings from their own family tree. The resulting children are related to each other through both parents' families.

What does “removed” mean?

Ever hear the expression “First cousin once removed” or “second cousin once removed” and wonder what “removed” means? Whenever you see the term “removed”, you are referring to a cousin of a different generation. So, for example the children of your first cousin are first cousins once removed. Your first cousins 1x removed will be second cousins of your children.
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What is a second cousin?

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What is a second cousin and other related

questions

Trying to understand how you are related to your first, second and third cousins can be confusing. For starters, keep in mind that cousins share a common grandparent. But how are first and second cousins related to you? The number preceding the cousin reflects how many generations you need to go back to find that common grandparent. An easy to remember rule of thumb: First cousins share a grandparent Second cousins share a great-grandparent Third cousins share a great-great-grandparent Double cousins arise when cousins or siblings have children with another set of cousins or siblings from their own family tree. The resulting children are related to each other through both parents' families.

What does “removed” mean?

Ever hear the expression “First cousin once removed” or “second cousin once removed” and wonder what “removed” means? Whenever you see the term “removed”, you are referring to a cousin of a different generation. So, for example the children of your first cousin are first cousins once removed. Your first cousins 1x removed will be second cousins of your children.
Download the Cousin Calculator and Cousin Chart App for Android. Use the calculator to answer common relationship questions in your family. View the Cousin Chart on your tablet quickly and easily whenever you need it.
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