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Posted: 31 Jan 2013 2:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
How are two people related who have a common 4th great grandfather? I've tried to calculate it, but have only confused myself.

Re: Relationship

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jan 2013 5:24PM GMT
You work it out like this:

If the *closest* common ancestor of both people is their.....

grandfather, the relationship is 1st cousins
great grandfather, 2nd cousins
2x great grandfather, 3rd cousins
3x great grandfather, 4th cousins
4x great grandfather, 5th cousins
etc.

Hope that helps!

Christine
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