Relationship Table

Computing Relationships
Have you ever heard someone refer to their 3rd Cousin, 3 times removed, and all you can do is scratch your head?
This easy chart is a good way to compute exact relationships to any ancestor.
Note: Computation of exact cousin relationships is not necessary for membership in the SCV, but we offer this chart as a service for genealogists.

Instructions:
  1. Determine the nearest common ancestor for you and relative in question.
  2. In the top row, locate your position from the Common ancestor (in number of generations).
  3. In the left column, locate the position of the relative in question from the common ancestor (also in number of generations).
  4. Your relationship to the ancestor in question is determined by the intersecting square of your column and the relative's row.
LEGEND:
Brother = Brother or Sister
G=Great
G-Son=Grandson or Granddaughter
Nephew = Nephew or Niece
G-Nephew = Grand Nephew or Niece
R=Removed (Generations removed)

 
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Common Ancestor
Son
G-Son
GG-Son
2G G-Son
3G G-Son
4G G-Son
5G-GSon
6G-GSon
1 Son
Brother
Nephew
G-Nephew
GG-Nephew 2G G-Nephew 3G G-Nephew 4G G-Nephew 5G G-Nephew
2 G-Son Nephew
1st Cousin
1st Cousin 1R
1st Cousin 2R 1st Cousin 3R 1st Cousin 4R 1st Cousin 5R 1st Cousin 6R
3 GG-Son
G-Nephew
1st Cousin 1R 2nd Cousin
2nd Cousin 1R 2nd Cousin 2R
2nd Cousin 3R 2nd Cousin 4R 2nd Cousin 5R
4 2G G-Son
GG-Nephew
1st Cousin 2R 2nd Cousin 1R 3rd Cousin
3rd Cousin 1R
3rd Cousin 2R
3rd Cousin 3R 3rd Cousin 4R
5 3G G-Son
2G G-Nephew
1st Cousin 3R 2nd Cousin 2R 3rd Cousin 1R 4th Cousin 4th Cousin 1R
4th Cousin 2R
4th Cousin  3R
6 4G G-Son 3G G-Nephew 1st Cousin 4R 2nd Cousin 3R 3rd Cousin 2R 4th Cousin 1R 5th Cousin
5th Cousin  1R 5th Cousin  2R
7 5G G-Son 4G G-Nephew 1st Cousin 2nd Cousin 3rd Cousin 3R 4th Cousin  5th Cousin 6th Cousin 6th Cousin 1R
8 6G G-Son
5G G-Nephew 1st Cousin 6R 2nd Cousin 5R 3rd Cousin 4R 4th Cousin 3R
5th Cousin 2R
6th Cousin 1R
7th Cousin