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From: "M La Rooij" <>
Subject: Fw: [Lon] Relationship question.
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 10:10:04 +1200
It's 10 miles inland from Upthecreekwithoutapaddle, & similar in size to
Marion in NZ (Well buried)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bret Busby" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 23, 2002 6:04 AM
Subject: Re: [Lon] Relationship question.
> On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 wrote:
> > Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 21:59:59 nzst
> > From:
> > To:
> > Subject: [Lon] Relationship question.
> > Resent-Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 04:02:35 -0600
> > Resent-From:
> > Hello.
> > After a solid year of sending and hoping and fishing, last week I
> > a relation. - ( Today I
> > confirmed another one for another family!!) NEVER GIVE UP!
> > The first one is related by:
> > His Grandfather is my Great Grandmothers Brother.
> > While this does not put us on the Christmas gift list - can someone
> > in the direction of
> > maybe a site that will tell me what relations we are? -
> > Thanks in Advance,
> > Kay
> > Confused in NZ.
> Hello, Kay.
> I'm not surea about a URL for a website that will tell you the
> However, from my understanding, you take the lowest number of generations,
> which is the grandfather relationship. Now, a father's sibling's child,
> would make a relation your first cousin. A grandfather's sibling's
> grandchild, would make a relation your second cousin. A difference of a
> generation, between your link to one of the siblings, and, your relative's
> link to one of the siblings, would make you once removed.
> So, my understanding, is that you are second cousins, once removed.
> By the way, where is the place named Confused, in NZ? I was raised in NZ,
> and, I don't remember a place by that name.
> Bret Busby
> West Australia
> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
> you'll know what the answer means."
> - Deep Thought,
> Chapter 28 of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
> - Douglas Adams, 1988