Have you ever wondered exactly how you were related?
Are you confused with terms like “once removed”?
Follow the chart to determine your genetic link to your cousin.
To find the relationship of two persons (we’ll call them “A” and “B”), find person “A” in the row to the right of the Common Ancestor; then find person “B” in the column below the Common Ancestor. Then, simply follow the column of person “A” down to the box where it intersects with the row of person “B”.
For example, if “A” is a Grandson/Daughter of the Common Ancestor and “B” is a Great Grandson/Daughter of the Common Ancestor, the box where their respective column and row intersect tells us that they are First Cousins, Once Removed.
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