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From: Lee Hoffman <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Relationship
Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 10:44:35 -0400
> > For genealogical purposes, you are either cousins or not -- "half-cousins"
> > is not a valid genealogical term (according to the "experts"). So if your
> > cousin is descended from your G-GF, then she _is_ your cousin.
>Thanks, I never heard this. I know you can have a half brother so
>assumed the same was for cousins.
Think about it and draw lines of biological relationship. Your
half-sibling has half (about) the genes that you do because you share one
parent. But for a cousin you share only a single ancestor - the ancestor
of focus -- either the paternal or the maternal.
>We are related through the same Great grandfather but not the same great
So she is your 2nd cousin (possibly with removes if she is a generation
older or younger than you.
Hope this helps -
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