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Mar 28, 2017

Are You My Second Cousin Or My First Cousin Once Removed?

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I had a great-aunt pass away recently and it sparked the discussion that everyone has when family gets together - are you my second cousin or first cousin once removed? 

I figured since I had that question, others probably did as well. So, I dug out an old chart (seen below) I came across several years ago that explains it well. 

It all comes down to the generation you are in. First and second cousins, etc. all belong to the same generation. You only get to removing family members (unless you do so by choice!) when you move to another generation. For example, the child of my aunt or uncle is my first cousin. I think we all know that relationship pretty well. It’s when we move past that line that it gets confusing. 

However, it’s not that hard to understand. The child of my first cousin would be my first cousin, once removed, since they are in a generation below us. Their child would be my first cousin, twice removed, and so on. 

Once you understand the generational concept, it’s easy to keep straight. Although, like I said earlier, we all have those family members we may want to remove! I can’t help you with that issue. Enjoy the chart and feel free to remove or add as many family members as you like!

The relationship in each box is what that person’s relationship would beTo you, where you are “Self.”  As you can see, you, your siblings, first cousins, second cousins, etc., are all in the same generation. Thus, “once
removed” means “one generation removed.”



Copyright Alice J. Ramsay
Designed January, 1987

 
 
Old North State Trust, LLC (ONST) periodically produces publications as a service to clients and friends.  The information contained in these publications is intended to provide general information about issues related to trust, investment, and estate related topics.  Readers should be aware that the facts may vary depending upon individual circumstances.  The information contained in these publications is intended solely for informational purposes, is proprietary to ONST and is not guaranteed to be accurate, complete, or timely. 
 
Susan Willett is the director of trust services and oversees all aspects of trust administration for Old North State Trust, LLC. Old North State Trust, a North Carolina chartered trust company, provides: asset management services; income, estate and trust tax consulting; retirement planning and administration; and trustee and estate services to both individuals and businesses. Old North State Trust professionals have many years of experience and for over a decade have assisted clients in identifying and reaching their financial goals. For more information, visit www.oldnorthstatetrust.com or call 910-399-5470.  
 
 
 
 
 

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