1st & 2nd cousins, once & twice removed!?!

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  1. trixipaws

    trixipaws Well-Known Member

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    does anyone understand what second cousins are and what removed means? :think:

    what is millie to my cousins, and what are they to her? if my cousins hav children what would they be to millie?

    thx in advance! x
     
  2. Nic'n'Keeley

    Nic'n'Keeley Well-Known Member

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    Second cousins are you cousins kids i think. :think:
    So millie is second cousin to your cousin

    I've never understood the whole removed thing?
    :?
     
  3. tuck

    tuck Well-Known Member

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    I think that 1st cousins are then your babies 2 cousins and then their children are 3rd cousins etc etc, so your parents 1st cousins are your 2nd cousins and your childs 3rd cousins :think: :think: :think:
    I dunno what the 'removed' bit is either
     
  4. Xena

    Xena Well-Known Member

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    you + your parents' neices/nephews = 1st cousins

    your children + your 1st cousins = 1st cousins once removed (i.e. removed by 1 generation)

    your grandchildren + your 1st cousins = 1st cousins twice removed (i.e. removed by two generations)

    your great grandchildren + your 1st cousins = 1st cousins three times removed (i.e. removed by three generations)


    and it works vice versa, so:

    you + your 1st cousins' children = 1st cousin once removed




    your children + your first cousins' children = 2nd cousins (as they are both the same generation, but are not first cousins)

    your grandchildren + your first cousins' grandchildren = 3rd cousins


    so your children + your 1st cousin's grandchildren, would be 2nd cousins once removed, for example.

    hope this helps :)
     
  5. Flame

    Flame Well-Known Member

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    I have been wondering this to as my cousin has a daughter who is 8 weeks older than my son.

    Thanks for the answer :)
     

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