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From: Forrest, Robin< >
Subject: determining cousinship
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 19:26:49 -0700
If I remember correctly some one on this list asked about cousin
relationships and determining them. some of you sent URL's with tables etc.
I was just sent this and seems quite easy to use and remember.
I also see lots of questions about how you are related to someone else.
You have to have a common ancestor to be related. Make a table.
1 siblings 1
2 1st cousins 2
3 2nd cousins 3
4 3rd cousins 4
5 4th cousins 5
6 5th cousins 6
1-6 are generations. Go down the table until you reach one of the names.
("Tom", who is at generation 3.) If Mary (the other person's name) is also
at level 3, then they are 2nd cousins. If she's not, go down the table until
you get to her. Subtract Tom's generation number from her's. If she was on
5, they would be 2nd cousins (that's the level where you found Tom - level
3) twice (5-3) removed.
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