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What is the relationship between a father's cousin and his children?

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If it is a father's first cousin, then that cousin is a first cousin once removed to the father's children. This means that there is a one generation difference between two family members. Similarly, the term "once removed" can refer to other family members of different generations.

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A grandparent's first cousin is a first cousin twice removed in relationship to the grandchildren. Some other relationships in families are second, third and fourth cousins. Second cousins have great-grandparents in common, while third cousins share great-great grandparents.

To figure out relationships in family trees, it is useful to have a chart or diagram. These charts are made up of rows and columns that represent the different relationships for at least two people in a family.

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    Am I related to my cousin's cousin?

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    What would I call my mother's cousin?

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    What relation is my father's cousin to me?

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    What is the son of someone's cousin called?

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