Sunday, September 28, 2008

Something I've wanted to know...

I've got a lot of cousins, and some of them are 2nd cousins once-removed...or is that 1st cousins twice-removed?

I found a chart (here), and now my life is complete. :-)

So my mom's first cousin is my 1st cousin once removed, and her kids are my 2nd cousins.

I really do feel better knowing this!



The Nag said...

Mr Nag and I were having a conversation about this yesterday. Now our questions have been answered. Thanks.

Lori said...

We are, of course, assuming that the chart is correct...


Glad to be of help!

alejna said...

That is a handy chart. I'd learned a few years back that the cousins we'd always called "second cousins" were really "first cousins once removed," but I never knew how the whole system worked.

I have to admit, though, that I find something mildly unsettling about the term "once removed."