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Jane

Jane Report 7 Apr 2013 12:49

I've just found a relative in Australia. It seems that her Granddad was my Dad's Great Uncle. What does this make us? Cousins removed, third, or fourth, or what? I just know there is someone on these boards who knows and can put us in our place, so to speak! So, thanks in advance.

Thelma

Thelma Report 7 Apr 2013 13:18

Go to "Relatives" then "Hot matches" there is a chart on the right of page.

Jane

Jane Report 7 Apr 2013 14:03

Thanks for that, Thelma. I've had a quick look, but later I shall make a pot of tea and study it in more detail! It all looks a bit complicted at the mo.
thanks again.
Jane

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 7 Apr 2013 16:27

Without looking at a chart I would think that you are second cousins once removed.

I think her grandad is your grandad's uncle.

Her dad and your grandad are cousins.

She and your dad are second cousins.

So you and her are second cousins once removed.

However I stand to be corrected if I'm wrong.

Kath. x

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 7 Apr 2013 17:26

Be careful with Australian relatives. They have a tendency to fly over to England, drink all the beer and stay on like an invasion of locusts. Then locust like they eventually fly home again leaving the love struck Sheilas behind.


Jane

Jane Report 7 Apr 2013 17:48

Rollo, I know what you mean, it's happened to me a couple of times. But on my husbands side, my lot would never behave like that!!!!!
And Kathleen, her grandad and my grandad were brothers.
Does that simlify things a bit? I must say it's giving me a headache!

jax

jax Report 7 Apr 2013 18:41

2nd cousins then

Jane

Jane Report 7 Apr 2013 19:36

Thanks, jax - got it now. All sorted. I see you are researching Cambridgeshire - my lot are from there; Ely, Prickwillow, then Farcet and finally Peterborough. If I can help, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

KathleenBell

KathleenBell Report 8 Apr 2013 14:43

If her grandad and your grandad were brothers then her grandad was your dad's uncle NOT his great uncle as you first said.

I agree that you and your Australian relative are second cousins.

Kath. x

Sally

Sally Report 8 Apr 2013 15:14

hello I have a relationship chart I will try and nudge it to the top

sally w :-D