How To Determing Your Relationship
Who is your cousin?

  1. Identify the relationship from the common ancestor on the top horizontal row for one descendant.
  2. Do the same for the other descendant in the left vertical column.
  3. Drop down the column for the first descendant, go across the row for the second descendant,
    and where they cross is the relationship between the two descendants
Note: 2 cousin 3 removed = 2nd cousin 3 times removed

Common
Ancestor

Son
(Daughter)

Grandson

Great
Grandson

2nd Great
Grandson

3rd Great
Grandson

4th Great
Grandson

5th Great
Grandson

6th Great
Grandson

7th Great
Grandson

8th Great
Grandson

Son
(Daughter)

Brother
(Sister)

Nephew
(Niece)

Grand
Nephew

Great
Grand
Nephew

2nd Great
Grand
nephew

3rd Great
Grand
nephew

4th Great
Grand
nephew

5th Great
Grand
nephew

6th Great
Grand
nephew

7th Great
Grand
nephew

Grandson

Nephew
Niece

1(st)
Cousin

1 Cousin
1 Removed

1 Cousin
2 Removed

1 Cousin
3 Removed

1 Cousin
4 Removed

1 Cousin
5 Removed

1 Cousin
6 Removed

1 Cousin
7 Removed

1 Cousin
8 Removed

Great
Grandson

Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
1 Removed

2(nd)
Cousin

2 Cousin
1 Removed

2 Cousin
2 Removed

2 Cousin
3 Removed

2 Cousin
4 Removed

2 Cousin
5 Removed

2 Cousin
6 Removed

2 Cousin
7 Removed

2nd Great
Grandson

Great
Grand
Nephew

1 Cousin
2 Removed

2 Cousin
1 Removed

3(rd)
Cousin

3 Cousin
1 Removed

3 Cousin
2 Removed

3 Cousin
3 Removed

3 Cousin
4 Removed

3 Cousin
5 Removed

3 Cousin
6 Removed

3rd Great
Grandson

2nd Great
Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
3 Removed

2 Cousin
2 Removed

3 Cousin
1 Removed

4(th)
Cousin

4 Cousin
1 Removed

4 Cousin
2 Removed

4 Cousin
3 Removed

4 Cousin
4 Removed

4 Cousin
5 Removed

4th Great
Grandson

3rd Great
Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
4 Removed

2 Cousin
3 Removed

3 Cousin
3 Removed

4 Cousin
1 Removed

5(th)
Cousin

5 Cousin
1 Removed

5 Cousin
2 Removed

5 Cousin
3 Removed

5 Cousin
4 Removed

5th Great
Grandson

4th Great
Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
5 Removed

2 Cousin
4 Removed

3 Cousin
3 Removed

4 Cousin
2 Removed

5 Cousin
1 Removed

6(th)
Cousin

6 Cousin
1 Removed

6 Cousin
2 Removed

6 Cousin
3 Removed

6th Great
Grandson

5th Great
Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
6 Removed

2 Cousin
5 Removed

3 Cousin
4 Removed

4 Cousin
3 Removed

5 Cousin
2 Removed

6 Cousin
1 Removed

7(th)
Cousin

7 Cousin
1 Removed

7 Cousin
2 Removed

7th Great
Grandson

6th Great
Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
7 Removed

2 Cousin
6 Removed

3 Cousin
5 Removed

4 Cousin
4 Removed

5 Cousin
3 Removed

6 Cousin
2 Removed

7 Cousin
1 Removed

8(th)
Cousin

8 Cousin
1 Removed

8th Great
Grandson

7th Great
Grand
nephew

1 Cousin
8 Removed

2 Cousin
7 Removed

3 Cousin
6 Removed

4 Cousin
5 Removed

5 Cousin
4 Removed

6 Cousin
3 Removed

7 Cousin
2 Removed

8 Cousin
1 Removed

9(th)
Cousin

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