A Chart for Figuring Relationships

On the top row, find the relationship of one person to the common ancestor and follow the column straight down. Find the other persons relationship to the common ancestor on the left hand column and follow that row straight across. The relationship is where the projected row & column meet.


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common ancestor Child Grandchild 1xG-Grandchild 2xG-Grandchild 3xG-Grandchild 4xG-Grandchild
Child Sibling nephew/neice grand-nephew/neice G-grand nephew/neice 2xG-grand nephew/neice 3xG-grand nephew/neice
Grandchild nephew/neice 1st cousin 1st cousin once removed 1st cousin twice removed 1st cousin 3X removed 1st cousin 4X removed
great-Grandchild grand nephew/neice 1st cousin once removed 2nd cousin 2nd cousin once removed 2nd cousin twice removed 2nd cousin 3X removed
2xG-Grandchild G-grand nephew/neice 1st cousin twice removed 2nd cousin once removed 3rd cousin 3rd cousin once removed 3rd cousin twice removed
3xG-Grandchild 2xG-grand nephew/neice 1st cousin 3X removed 2nd cousin twice removed 3rd cousin once removed 4th cousin 4th cousin once removed
4xG-Grandchild 3xG-grand nephew/neice 1st cousin 4X removed 2nd cousin 3X removed 3rd cousin twice removed 4th cousin once removed 5th cousin