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Relationship Chart

 

To determine a kinship between yourself and someone else:

1. First determine your own relationship to a common ancestor by using the first row (horizontal). 

2. Next find the other person's relationship to that same common ancestor by using the first column (vertical).

3. Read down and across until you find the box where the two intersect.  This will be the kinship between the two of you.

 

Row

Column

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1

Common

Ancestor

Child

Grandchild

Great-

Grandchild

2G

Grandchild

3G

Grandchild

4G

Grandchild

2

Child

Sibling

Niece/

Nephew

Grand-Niece/

Nephew

Great Grand-Niece/

Nephew

2G-Grand-

Niece/Nephew

3G-Grand-

Niece/Nephew

3

Grandchild

Niece/

Nephew

1st Cousin

1st Cousin

1R

1st Cousin

2R

1st Cousin

3R

1st Cousin

4R

4

Great-

Grandchild

Grand-Niece/

Nephew

1st Cousin

1R

2nd Cousin

2nd Cousin

1R

2nd Cousin

2R

2nd Cousin

3R

5

2G

Grandchild

Great Grand-Niece/

Nephew

1st Cousin

2R

2nd Cousin

1R

3rd Cousin

3rd Cousin

1R

3rd Cousin

2R

6

3G

Grandchild

2G-Grand-

Niece/Nephew

1st Cousin

3R

2nd Cousin

2R

3rd Cousin

1R

4th Cousin

4th Cousin

1R

7

4G

Grandchild

3G-Grand-

Niece/Nephew

1st Cousin

4R

2nd Cousin

3R

3rd Cousin

2R

4th Cousin

1R

5th Cousin

 

Abbreviations used in the chart

 

G = Great

2G = Great-Great

3G = Great-Great-Great

4G = Great-Great-Great-Great

 

1R = Once Removed

(One generation removed from the original cousinship. Example: Your 1st Cousin's child is your 1st Cousin Once Removed)

2R = Twice Removed

3R = Thrice Removed

4R = Four Times Removed

 

 

 

 

Reference:

 

http://www.rootsweb.com/~rwguide/chart_relations.htm

 

 

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