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Genealogy relationship chart

Ever wondered how to describe the precise relationship between, for example, yourself and your cousin's children - you can with this chart.

Common Ancestor Son or Daughter Grandson or Daughter Great Grandson or Daughter 2nd Great Grandson or Daughter 3rd Great Grandson or Daughter
Son or Daughter Brother or Sister Nephew or Niece Grand Nephew or Niece Great Grand Nephew or Niece 2nd Great Grand Nephew or Niece
Grandson or Daughter Nephew or Niece First Cousin First Cousin Once Removed First Cousin Twice Removed First Cousin Three Times Removed
Great Grandson or Daughter Grand Nephew or Niece First Cousin Once Removed Second Cousin Second Cousin Once Removed Second Cousin Twice Removed
2nd Great Grandson or Daughter Great Grand Nephew or Niece First Cousin Twice Removed Second Cousin Once Removed Third Cousin Third Cousin Once Removed
3rd Great Grandson or Daughter 2nd Great Grand Nephew or Niece First Cousin Three Times Removed Second Cousin Twice Removed Third Cousin Once Removed Fourth Cousin

To use - select which ancestor the two people have in common. Look at the top row and find the relationship of the first person to the common ancestor. Then look at the left hand column and find the second person's relationship to the common ancestor. The cell where the row and column cross contains the genealoical relationship between the two people.

A similar table extending to ten generations can be found in the Summer 2009 issue of 'Tree Tappers' published by the Malvern Family History Society

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