What is a second cousin once removed?

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Genealogy.com reports that second cousins, once removed are individuals from different generations who share the same great-grandparents but not the same grandparents. The great-grandchild and great-great-grandchild of a single person are considered to be second cousins, once removed.

According to Wikipedia, people who identify as second cousins, twice removed include the child of a second cousin and the second cousin of a parent. Genealogy.com points out that the definition of the term "cousin" has transformed over time and that some historical records may be inaccurate as a result. Individuals conducting genealogical research should plot names on relationship charts in order to correctly identify familial relationships.

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