What would I call my mother's cousin?


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A parent's first cousin is the child's first cousin once removed. "Once removed" symbolizes the difference in genealogical generation. There is more genealogical difference between a first cousin once removed than a first cousin because of the introduction of another ancestral line from the person that married into the family.

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What would I call my mother's cousin?
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Determining family relations is simple by creating a generation chart to see how many generation levels span between one person and another. Cousins can be determined by evaluating the relationship to the grandparents. Children who share a set of grandparents are first cousins. Children who share the same great-grandparents are second cousins. Children who share great-great-grandparents are third cousins.

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