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Postby PaulH01 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:41 pm

Apologies if this has been covered in another thread.

There are quite a few articles on the Internet about calculating 'degrees of kinship', for want of a better word, but I'd be grateful for some confirmation of my understanding of these in a couple of areas:

For example:

- My 10 x grandfather is somebody else's grandfather.
Is this a first cousin, a certain number (8? 10?) of times removed?

- The ancestors of my 10 x grandfather's wife - are these cousins-in law?
I presume that I have no 'bloodline' to her ancestors, but presumably her descendants are cousins of
some sort (again, first cousin, 8 or 10 times removed?)?

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Re: Cousins

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:53 pm

Re the 1st:
First cousin, 10 times removed. I think. There are, I think, 10 generations, between you and this person's first cousin. That is what determines the degree of removal.

There isn't a generally recognised term of cousin in law.

Re the last bit. Her descendants are only your relatives if they are descendants of your 10G GF.

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Re: Cousins

Postby PaulH01 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:52 am

Thanks Adrian - confirms my suspicions, then.

I have at least two interesting links, to royalty, even, but they would all come under the heading 'cousins-in-law', so if the term isn't even recognised....
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