When I was 16, I got my first summer job working in a cafeteria at Brigham Young University.The next summer, I went back to same job but found that everyone was constantly confusing me with one of the new employees, claiming we looked alike.After eyeing each other carefully at first, we quickly become good friends.As we got to know each other, we soon discovered that in addition to looking alike, we were actually related.To make a long story short, my cousin and I became close friends, then fell in love with each other.What happens when you share a common ancestor but are not in the same generation? Henry and Charlotte share a common ancestor, Eleanor. Now that we see it visually, we can quickly determine the relationship between Henry and Charlotte.You define your relationship by determining the total number of generations that you are removed from your cousin and then combine it with your cousin relationship. Eleanor is Charlotte’s 6th great grandmother (or great great great great great great grandmother) and is Henry’s 2nd great grandmother. First, figure out the cousin relationship between Henry and Charlotte’s ancestor of the same generation.In this case Henry is the 3rd cousin of Charlotte’s 2nd great grandmother.
This is the number of generations one cousin is removed from the other cousin. This means that Henry and Charlotte are third cousins four times removed. Dear Alice, What are the pros and cons (legally and morally) of dating your 1st cousin?You may have heard some people use phrases like “she’s my fifth cousins, twice removed,” or “he’s my second cousin, nine times removed.” What does this mean and how could I figure out my relationship to my friend using these terms?In English, there are specific terms to describe the relationships between people of the same generation, meaning people who are the same number of generations from a common ancestor.
My third great grandfather was her fourth great grandfather.But we were confused, how should we describe our relationship?