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    a distant relative/relation?

    Please define "distant relative" for me. Is my grandfather my distant relative? Thank you very much.

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    Re: a distant relative/relation?

    I would not call a grandparent a distant relation. It's not about age, but about how close you are genetically. If you look at the chart in this article, you'll see things like third cousins twice removed- that's what I would call a distant relative.

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