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5th September 2022
Cousin Chart—Family Relationships Explained

Ever found yourself asking “So what exactly is a second cousin?” or debating with your family and friends about what it means to be a “first cousin once removed”? Use the cousin chart to settle the debate once and for all!

What Is a Cousin?

Cousins are people who share a common ancestor that is at least 2 generations away, such as a grandparent or great-grandparent. You and your siblings are not cousins because your parents are only generation away from you.

Simple enough, right? But what does it mean to have a second or third or fourth cousin?


Website: Family Search Cousin Calculator

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