What does the below mean?

Started by Rama Mohan Pisipati on Wednesday, September 15, 2010


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9/15/2010 at 7:57 AM

In the Relatives list under relationship this funny remark appears "first cousin once removed's husband" any body can explain.

9/15/2010 at 3:38 PM

"removed" is an American term for a difference in generations. Your first cousin is the grandchild of your grandparent. Your first cousin once removed is that person's child.

Kind regards,

Mike at Geni

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9/16/2010 at 4:52 AM

Relationship Terms
Sometimes, especially when working on your family history, it's handy to know how to describe your family relationships more exactly. The definitions below should help you out.

Cousin (a.k.a "first cousin")
Your first cousins are the people in your family who have two of the same grandparents as you. In other words, they are the children of your aunts and uncles.

Second Cousin
Your second cousins are the people in your family who have the same great-grandparents as you., but not the same grandparents.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Cousins
Your third cousins have the same great-great-grandparents, fourth cousins have the same great-great-great-grandparents, and so on.

When the word "removed" is used to describe a relationship, it indicates that the two people are from different generations. You and your first cousins are in the same generation (two generations younger than your grandparents), so the word "removed" is not used to describe your relationship.

The words "once removed" mean that there is a difference of one generation. For example, your mother's first cousin is your first cousin, once removed. This is because your mother's first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents and you are two generations younger than your grandparents. This one-generation difference equals "once removed."

Twice removed means that there is a two-generation difference. You are two generations younger than a first cousin of your grandmother, so you and your grandmother's first cousin are first cousins, twice removed.

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9/16/2010 at 4:55 AM

From your name I am assuming you arefrom india. The relationship definations are different in India. Going byt what i posted above. your fist cousin once removed will be your UNCLE o Aunt.

HE/SHE is the first cousing of your DAD or MUM.

Try to see if there is a website that converst the american style of relationship terms with the Indian style.

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9/16/2010 at 5:56 AM

You are missing one important factor about "removed": the generationshift can be both directions. A first cousin once removed can also be somebody's child's first cousin.

9/16/2010 at 6:40 AM

Yes, and aunt or uncle is also technically a first cousin once removed.

This cousin chart is helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CousinTree_kinship.svg

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