VAFLOYD-L ArchivesArchiver > VAFLOYD > 2001-07 > 0996234080
Subject: Re: [VAFLOYD] help
Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 07:41:20 -0400
Your dad is the fourth cousin to her, and you would be fifth cousin to her child
(but fourth cousin once-removed from her).
First cousins have grandparents in common, second cousins have great-grandparents
in common, third cousins have 2nd great-grandparents in common, etc. You have to
be in the same generation as someone else to be a cousin without the "removed".
Hope this helps,
> I thought I had this down pat, Clyde, until somebody put a wrench in it! Your
> wife and I are fourth cousins, once removed - our latest common ancestor,
> Backburn Akers, Sr. is her (3gr)grandfather while he's my (4gr)grandfather.
> So - I'm one generation "removed" from her generation.
> But, my genealogy program tells me that my Dad is her fourth cousins, too,
> but no "removed"! There's that wrench - why aren't I the fifth cousin if my
> Dad is the fourth?
> I studied accounting and love to work with numbers but this leaves me
> scratching my head!
> Best regards,
> Earl B. Akers, Sr.
> Puyallup WA
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