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patrickw

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Hello all,
I wonder if anyone can explain (simply please) what we mean when we say a, relation is for example, a 2nd cousin, twice removed.
This is prob very obvious to the more experianced amongst us, but I do get confused with it. I thought it was a generation thing but now Im not sure. Help please
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The chart will come in handy eventhough will still use fingers to count on (old habits died hard).

Another thing great grandparents the numbers double each time so when you get to 4x gt there will be 64 of them, didnt count on fingers this time :)
 

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thanks to all for taking the trouble to reply. I must be really thick cos I still dont get it. Im off to check out Julies links, and what the heck is the kiss theory lol
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sorry:'( the first one I stated was back so far that it made it more complicated KISS is keep it simple stupid (i was stating this to myself):eek: joyce

I will give an example carl l and george l are cousins (1st cousin)
carl l - child is carl ll
george l - child is george ll

carl ll is george ll 2nd cousins
carl l is george ll 1st cousin once removed
carl ll - child carl lll
george ll - child george lll

carl l is george lll 1st cousin twice removed (ect ect....)
carl lll is george lll 3rd cousin

carl ll is george lll 2nd cousin once removed (ect ...)

Joyce
 
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