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Degrees of Relationship


To use this table, you and a relative must have a known common ancestor. 

1) Along the top row (Row 0), mark how you are related to the common ancestor.
2) Down the left column (Column 0), mark how your relative is related to the common ancestor.
3) Draw a line down the column of your relative position AND another across the row of the row of your relatives relative position.
4) The relationship is stated where the 2 boxes meet.



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Common Ancestor
Child
Grandchild (GC)
Great (Gr) GC 2 Gr GC 3 Gr GC 4 Gr GC 5 Gr GC 6 Gr GC 7 Gr GC 8 Gr GC
1
Child
Sibling
Nephew or Neice (N)
Grand N (GN)
Great GN
2 Gr GN
3 Gr GN
4 Gr GN
5 Gr GN
6 Gr GN
7 Gr GN
2
Grandchild (GC)
Nephew or Neice (N) 1st Cousin (C)
1st C Once (1) Removed (R)
1st C 2x R 1st C 3x R
1st C 4x R
1st C 5x R
1st C 6x R
1st C 7x R
1st C 8x R
3
Great (Gr) GC
Grand N (GN)
1st C Once (1x) Removed (R) 2nd Cousin (C)
2nd C Once (1x) Removed (R)
2nd C 2x R
2nd C 3x R
2nd C 4x R
2nd C 5x R
2nd C 6x R
2nd C 7x R
4
2 Gr GC Great GN 1st C 2x R 2nd C Once (1x) Removed (R) 3rd Cousin (C) 3rd C Once (1x) Removed (R) 3rd C 2x R
3rd C 3x R 3rd C 4x R 3rd C 5x R 3rd C 6x R
5
3 Gr GC 2 Gr GN
1st C 3x R 2nd C 2x R
3rd C Once (1x) Removed (R) 4th Cousin (C) 4th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 4th C 2x R
4th C 3x R 4th C 4x R 4th C 5x R
6
4 Gr GC 3 Gr GN
1st C 4x R
2nd C 3x R
3rd C 2 R 4th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 5th Cousin (C) 5th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 5th C 2x R
5th C 3x R 5th C 4x R
7
5 Gr GC 4 Gr GN 1st C 5x R 2nd C 4x R 3rd C 3x R 4th C 2x R 5th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 6th Cousin (C) 6th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 6th C 2x R 6th C 3x R
8
6 Gr GC 5 Gr GN 1st C 6x R 2nd C 5x R 3rd C 4x R 4th C 3x R 5th C 2x R 6th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 7th Cousin (C) 7th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 7th C 2x R
9
7 Gr GC 6 Gr GN 1st C 7x R 2nd C 6x R 3rd C 5x R 4th C 4x R 5th C 3x R 6th C 2x R 7th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 8th Cousin (C) 8th C Once (1x) Removed (R)
10
8 Gr GC 7 Gr GN 1st C 8x R 2nd C 7x R 3rd C 6x R 4th C 5x R 5th C 4x R 6th C 3x R 7th C 2x R 8th C Once (1x) Removed (R) 9th Cousin (C)



Abbreviation
Stands For
GC
Grandchild
Gr
Great
N
Nephew or Neice
R
Removed
C
Cousin


Submitted by: Pamelia Manning Fein (1990)


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