A first cousin is your aunt or uncles child. a second cousin is your first cousins child and a third cousin is your cousins childs child. Cousin (a.k.a "first cousin") Your first cousins are the people in your family who have two of the same grandparents as you. In other words, they are the children of your aunts and uncles. Second Cousin Your second cousins are the people in your family who have the same great-grandparents as you., but not the same grandparents. Third, Fourth, and Fifth Cousins Your third cousins have the same great-great-grandparents, fourth cousins have the same great-great-great-grandparents, and so on. Removed When the word "removed" is used to describe a relationship, it indicates that the two people are from different generations. You and your first cousins are in the same generation (two generations younger than your grandparents), so the word "removed" is not used to describe your relationship. The words "once removed" mean that there is a difference of one generation. For example, your mother's first cousin is your first cousin, once removed. This is because your mother's first cousin is one generation younger than your grandparents and you are two generations younger than your grandparents. This one-generation difference equals "once removed." Twice removed means that there is a two-generation difference. You are two generations younger than a first cousin of your grandmother, so you and your grandmother's first cousin are first cousins, twice removed.
in laymans terms - A first cousin is your aunt or uncles child. a second cousin is your first cousins child and a third cousin is your cousins childs child. Cousin (a.k.a "first cousin")
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haha your welcome XD and i know. also i didnt mean to write the first part twice XD
Thanks. I've always been a bit confused about the "removed" part.
ah confusing but now i understand, thank you =3