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Kinship Chart

Common Ancestor child grandchild great grandchild great great grandchild 3rd great grandchild 4th great grandchild 5th great grandchild 6th great grandchild 7th great
grandchild
child brother/
sister
nephew/
niece
grand nephew/
niece
great nephew/
niece
2nd great nephew/
niece
3rd great nephew/
niece
4th great nephew/
niece
5th great nephew/
niece
6th great
nephew/
niece
grandchild nephew/
niece
1st cousin 1st cousin, once removed 1st cousin, twice removed 1st cousin, thrice removed 1st cousin, four times removed 1st cousin, five times removed 1st cousin, six times removed 1st
cousin,
7 times
removed
great grandchild grand nephew/
niece
1st
cousin, once removed
2nd cousin 2nd
cousin, once removed
2nd cousin, twice removed 2nd cousin, thrice removed 2nd cousin, four times removed 2nd cousin, five times removed 2nd
cousin,
six times
removed
great great grandchild great nephew/
niece
1st
cousin, twice removed
2nd cousin, once removed 3rd cousin 3rd cousin, once removed 3rd cousin, twice removed 3rd cousin, thrice removed 3rd cousin, four times removed 3rd
cousin,
five times removed
3rd great grandchild great great nephew/
niece
1st
cousin, thrice removed
2nd cousin, twice removed 3rd
cousin, once removed
4th cousin 4th cousin, once removed 4th cousin, twice removed 4th cousin, thrice removed 4th
cousin,
four times
removed
4th great grandchild 3rd great nephew/
niece
1st
cousin, four times removed
2nd cousin, thrice removed 3rd
cousin, twice removed
4th cousin, once removed 5th cousin 5th cousin, once removed 5th cousin, twice removed 5th
cousin,
thrice
removed
5th great grandchild 4th great nephew/
niece
1st
cousin, five times removed
2nd cousin, four times removed 3rd
cousin, thrice removed
4th cousin, twice removed 5th cousin, once removed 6th cousin 6th cousin, once removed 6th
cousin,
twice
removed
6th great grandchild 5th great nephew/
niece
1st
cousin, six times removed
2nd cousin, five times removed 3rd
cousin, four times removed
4th cousin, thrice removed 5th cousin, twice removed 6th cousin, once removed 7th cousin 7th
cousin,
once
removed
7th great grandchild 6th great nephew/
niece
1st
cousin,
7 times removed
2nd cousin, six times removed 3rd
cousin, five times removed
4th cousin, four times removed 5th cousin, thrice removed 6th cousin, twice removed 7th cousin, once removed 8th
cousin

   Using the Relationship Chart

   First, be aware that the "Common Ancestor" designation should probably be something like
   "Common Ancestral Couple"; if only one (either husband or wife) is a common ancestor, then
   each of the relationships is "half."

   To find how you are related to another person in your family:

  1. Find your relationship to the Common Ancestor in the top row
  2. Find the relationship of the other person to the Common Ancestor in the left column
  3. Where the row and the column intersect is your relationship to that person.

 

   Example:

   You are the great grandchild of your Ancestor.
   The other person is the great-great grandchild of the same Ancestor.

  1. You are the third one to the right from the Common Ancestor at the top of the chart
  2. The other person is the fourth one down from the Common Ancestor on the left column
  3. They intersect at:
2nd cousin, once removed.

   That is your relationship to the other person.

 

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Created November 11, 1999. Send comments to: James Shuman
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