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Jan. Report 28 Apr 2019 21:02

Can anyone work out this relationship please?

My daughter's grandmother had a brother.

So does that make him a great Uncle to my daughter?
Also my grandson. Is the Uncle 2x great Uncle to my grandson?

I should know, but my brain has gone to sleep tonight!! LOL


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Apr 2019 21:12

That sounds about right, Jan!


Jan. Report 28 Apr 2019 21:15

Thanks Sylvia for confirming I was thinking right!


Kense Report 29 Apr 2019 11:18

Apparently the correct term is grand uncle (or grand-uncle or granduncle), the next level up is great granduncle.

I have only just discovered that, I always thought it was great uncle.


KathleenBell Report 29 Apr 2019 13:37

I think Grand Uncle is more an American term. I've always used great uncle to describe my relatives. I think both terms are interchangeable.

Kath. x


Norma Report 7 May 2019 19:12

Hi Jan
I have just seen your post and thought you may find this site is an relationship calculator and I have found it so useful in the past