People often wonder, “How am I related to that other person”? The following Table of Consanguinity explains most relationships.
Another way to figure it out – without referring to this Table – is as follows.
- Siblings share a Parent.
- 1st Cousins share a Grandparent.
- 2nd Cousins share a Great-Grandparent.
- 3rd Cousins share a Great-Great-Grandparent.
- And so on.
But, how are you related to your 1st Cousin’s child, for example? That child is your 1st Cousin Once Removed – because you are one generation apart. This child and your child would be 2nd Cousins.