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Re: Understanding relationships of ancestors to me. HELP.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 06 January 19 18:28 GMT (UK) »
So Mr X is your great great, great grandfather
Mr Y is his son - your great great great uncle
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Re: Understanding relationships of ancestors to me. HELP.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 06 January 19 18:36 GMT (UK) »
Because:
Your uncle is the sibling of one of your parents
Your great uncle is the sibling of your grandparent
Your great great uncle is the sibling of your great grandparent
Your great great great uncle is the sibling of your great great grandparent (ie the son of one of your 3 x great grandparents) - Mr Y.
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Re: Understanding relationships of ancestors to me. HELP.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 06 January 19 19:06 GMT (UK) »
So Mr X is your great great, great grandfather
Mr Y is his son - your great great great uncle

I can see where I have gone wrong, I think.  But am still confused and feeling thick. I will just accept I am related whatever my title is.
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Re: Understanding relationships of ancestors to me. HELP.
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 06 January 19 21:03 GMT (UK) »
   In my family we call someone who may possibly be distantly related, a 52nd cousin. ;D
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 06 January 19 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Because:
Your uncle is the sibling of one of your parents
Your great uncle is the sibling of your grandparent
Your great great uncle is the sibling of your great grandparent
Your great great great uncle is the sibling of your great great grandparent (ie the son of one of your 3 x great grandparents) - Mr Y.

This is where the American version makes it clearer.
They say "grand uncle" instead of "great uncle".
So the number of "greats" matches, ie

Your grand uncle is the sibling of your grandparent
Your great grand uncle is the sibling of your great grandparent
Your great great grand uncle is the sibling of your great great grandparent
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« Reply #15 on: Monday 07 January 19 01:21 GMT (UK) »
 as if my life isn't complicated enough . .

My 2x Great Granny - husband of a 2x Great Granda

is also

My 3x Great Aunt - sister of another 2x Great Granda

which explains why I don't venture into all the cousin (removed or otherwise) classifications, my head hurts enough without going into that territory :-)

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« Reply #16 on: Monday 07 January 19 09:47 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone for your explanations, itís a lot to take in.  :o  :D ;D ;DThink I will just stick with what I know, the great grandparents and great uncles and aunts, will look upon all others as some sort of cousins/distant relatives. I know they are related to me, but as to how? That will remain a mystery. In the grand scheme of things itís not that important. It was just for an article I was writting for a magazine about the grandson (3 times murderer and  wife beater, an evil man)of my 3 great grandfather, itís not really crucial to the story.
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« Reply #17 on: Monday 07 January 19 12:24 GMT (UK) »
The simple way to determine the degree of cousinship is to count the number of generations between you and the common ancestor.

First cousins share grandparents so there is one generation in between (parents)
Second cousins share great-grandparents so there are two generations in between (parents, grandparents)
Third cousins share great-great grandparents so there are three generations in between (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents)
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