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is a Second Cousin
to Ayrshire Rootsweb
(brothers and sisters) who share a set of parents.
cousins are persons who share a set of grandparents (but aren't siblings).
cousins share a set of great-grandparents (but aren't first cousins or
is used when two persons share a set of ancestors but are not the same
generations in descent from those ancestors.
For example, the children of your first cousin would be your first
cousins, once removed (the common ancestors are your grandparents, who are their
great-grandparents). Your children
and your first cousin's children would be second cousins.
can go way back. For example, if I
were descended from a
brother or sister of Julius Caesar, then I would be a
great, great,......, great nephew of Julius.
If I descend from a first cousin of Julius, I would be Julius's first
cousin, many, many times removed.
In the beginning you'll feel as if you need to get an
in genealogy, but once you get it, it actually isn't that complicated.
A Chart for Figuring Relationships
From CompuServe's Genealogy Forums
On the top row, find the relationship of one person to the common ancestor and follow the column straight down. Find the other persons relationship to the common ancestor on the left hand column and follow that row straight across. The relationship is where the projected row & column meet.
(Based on the system used by courts and most genealogical societies.)