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    First cousin, once twice etc removed

    Which sentence is correct about the definitions of "first cousin, once twice etc removed" ?

    1. My mother's first cousin is my first cousin, once removed. My grandmother's first cousin is my first cousins, twice removed.
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    I and my aunt's kid are first cousin. If my first cousin has a kid, that kid is my first cousin, once removed. If I have a kid, my kid and my first cousin's kid are second cousins.


    I'm a bit confused. I'd be obliged if you elaborate on this usage of removed (and first, second cousin etc) for me.

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    Re: First cousin, once twice etc removed

    Click here to view a fairly clear chart of cousin relationship.

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    Re: First cousin, once twice etc removed

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    Which sentence is correct about the definitions of "first cousin, once twice etc removed" ?

    1. My mother's first cousin is my first cousin, once removed. My grandmother's first cousin is my first cousins cousin, twice removed.
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    I and my aunt's kid My aunt's kid and I are first cousins. If my first cousin has a kid, that kid is my first cousin, once removed. If I have a kid, my kid and my first cousin's kid are second cousins.


    I'm a bit confused. I'd be obliged if you would elaborate on this usage of removed (and first, second cousin etc) for me.

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    See my corrections to your post, in red.

    EDIT as a result of Raymott's next post. Thank you, Raymott.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Dec-2013 at 08:36. Reason: Error in original corrections.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: First cousin, once twice etc removed

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    See my corrections to your post, in red.
    I'm sure you meant, "My aunt's kid and I are first cousins"

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    Re: First cousin, once twice etc removed

    As the article states, "cousin" in common use usually refers to first cousins. My parents' siblings' children.

    "Distant cousin" is usually used for other relations, unless some inheritance or title depends upon the exact relationship.

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    Re: First cousin, once twice etc removed

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    As the article states, "cousin" in common use usually refers to first cousins. My parents' siblings' children.

    "Distant cousin" is usually used for other relations, unless some inheritance or title depends upon the exact relationship.
    I would draw that line at third cousins. In many traditional Catholic families, the age span from eldest to youngest can be an entire generation. In those circumstances, first cousins can function more as aunts and uncles and second cousins are more like first cousins.

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    Re: First cousin, once twice etc removed

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I would draw that line at third cousins. In many traditional Catholic families, the age span from eldest to youngest can be an entire generation. In those circumstances, first cousins can function more as aunts and uncles and second cousins are more like first cousins.
    And the other way around, too. There are two boys who live next door. They are one year apart, but the one is the uncle of the other. My dad was an uncle to someone that he was younger than.

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