Sarah asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 9 months ago

Would this be their second cousin once removed?

So, this is confusing, but I need an answer:

So, a kid's great-grandfather had a wife who gave birth to a different kid. The grandfather divorced her, got another wife, and had the great-grand kid's father. Then the kid from the different wife has a kid.

What would be the relationship be called between the great-grand kid and the kid from the other wife's son?


To try and make this less confusing for you all:

A guy has a wife. They have a kid we'll call Jeff. They get divorced. The guy gets another wife and has a kid we'll call Nick. Nick has a kid named Bob. Jeff has a kid named Tom.

What is the relationship between Bob and Tom called?

5 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    By the time you get beyond cousins the relationship is so tenuous as to be meaningless.

    Second cousin once removed? Who cares?

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  • 9 months ago

    Shared parent - Sibling.

    Shared grandparent - First cousin.

    Shared great grand parent - Second cousin.

    In your example they are first cousins.

    The removed number is counting the generations in each leg. if one person has a shared grand parent and the other a shared great grand parent, that's still first cousin. There's one extra generation on one leg of descent so that's once removed.

    I learned this in Anthropology 101 in college.

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  • 9 months ago

    You follow the blood line not the marriage line. Does't matter that the Grandfather divorced and married someone else. The children who he fathered are all siblings, even thought they are only half siblings. Thew Grandfathers children are siblings, their children are cousins The way you are attempting to explain it is confusing because you are attempting to make the children of the different mothers as not related through the same lineage. There are charts available on line called cousins charts that should help your understand.

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  • 9 months ago

    Well if their dads are half brothers and they have the same grandpa but not the same grandma than they would be half first cousins.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Try again because I have no idea of what is going on - great-grandfather different kid, grandfather divorced, kid from a different wife's kid....whew.

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