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How to determine how close that distant cousin is actually related to you.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I am confused what level of relationship a 3rd great-grandson and (myself) a great-grandson of a common ancestor is related.  Can you explain this relationship?


Ancestor:  You would be Second Cousins twice removed with this relative.  I have seen many versions of the a Relationship Chart online, a simpe image search on will produce some examples to print off. One example I have bookmarked is  If you have any other questions please let me know at any time.

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