Cousins once removed or is twice or three times. How confusing can this cousin “stuff” be?
I have been reading about it. I finally had to print out a chart.
Take this photo for instance.
It is marked on the back…To Mama and Papa from Laura. Now the Mama and Papa was Far Guy’s Great Grandparents Stuve and Laura would have been Far Guy’s Great Aunt (His Grandmother’s sister). So if I have done my chart correctly the children in this photo are Third Cousins…I think.
I sent this photo to a relative who might confirm the identity of these people.
I believe it is:
Front row left Great Aunt Laura, Ermin, Fern and Lula
Back Row left Curtis, Uncle Clarence? and Roy ( Lauras first husband Clarence died in 1920 at the age of 41 .) Sometime later she remarried a widower named Ben. She ran a boarding house in Battle Creek Iowa to support her children.
Sometimes examples help me learn.
In Far Guy’s family
First Cousins share a Grandparent (Like Bonnie, Jay, Jack, Tom etc..)
Second Cousins share a Great Grandparent ( Like Orville, Earl etc…)
Third Cousins Share a Great Great Grandparent ..is that like your First Cousin’s Children too?
How about you can you shed any light on cousins ? How about the removal part? Is it the number of generations that separate you?