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From: "David E. Arnette" <>
Subject: Re: COUSINS/and relationship
Date: Sun, 6 Dec 1998 22:45:40 -0600
Esther and all: To me, what are the children grandchildren and even great
grandchildren of first cousins? My grandmother Freda had a sister Ethel.
It is Ethel's children, grandchildren, and now great grandchildren I am
Thank you. Thanks to Ethel for all the information.
Carole Beth Arnette
San Antonio, TX USA
FAIRCLOUGH, LEE, BURTWELL
HICKLIN, RAY- KY
CURNELL- KS, MO
Date: Sunday, December 06, 1998 10:29 PM
Subject: COUSINS/and relationship
| To all:
| I found this information on the Web and perhaps it can help many in
|the relationship to newly found cousins.
| FIRST COUSINS always share a grandparent
| SECOND COUSINS always share a greatgrandparent
| THIRD COUSINS always share a 2nd great grandparent
| FOURTH COUSINS always share a 3rd great grandparent
| FIFTH COUSINS always share a 4th great grandparent
|It states then that the Cousin rule-of-thumb is: the "greats" are always
|less than the cousin relationship.
|Also: that the above statement is method of determining relationship is
|The legal one used by all courst in USA (2) The accepted one used by
|The word Half means only one of two parents is blood parent, where two
|siblings share only one parent, they are half siblings. The children of
|two half siblings wld be half cousins because they share only one of the
|So half cousins are called that because they only sharel one of two
|grndparents commonly As far as Half Cousin and Removed is concerned the
|rules apply as to full cousins.
|are the result when two brothers marry two sisters of another family. The
|children of each married pair are cousins to each other not only by way of
|father family but by way of mother family as well
|Same rules apply as to full cousins only they wld be 2nd double cousins
|this page Janyce.com which was also given by another on the bb!!
|There are other web pages also giving information in chart form...however,
|have forgotten the addresses of such. Perhaps another may know of it.
| Esther Elspeth of USA