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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] What confidence level?
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2006 05:33:20 -0500
> From: Eric Olson [mailto:]
> As for cousins, seventh cousins do not generally have
> ancestors-in-common eight generations ago. Your seventh
> cousin would be of your own generation, children of your
> sixth cousins. What you are describing as seventh cousins
> are actually cousins seven times removed. Here is a link to
> a handy chart...
No, you have that backward. The page you cite correctly shows that
1st cousins have common ancestors 2 generations ago (i.e., grandparents)
2nd cousins have common ancestors 3 generations ago (i.e.,
7th cousins have common ancestors 8 generations ago
In general, nth cousins are at the same generation level. 'Removed' denotes
different generation levels.
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