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## Family Relationships Information Chart Example

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Family Relationships Chart CA Common Ancestor C Child S Sibling GC Grand Child GGC Great Grand Child N Niece/Nephew GN Grand Niece/Nephew GGN Great-Great Niece/Nephew 0 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 0 CA C GC GGC 3GGC 4GGC 5GGC 6GGC 1 C S N GN 2GGN 3GGN 4GGN 5GGN 2 GC N 1C 1C1R 1C3R 1C4R 1C5R 1C6R 3 GGC GN 1C1R 2C 2C2R 2C3R 2C4R 2C5R 4 2GGC GGN 1C2R 2C1R 3C1R 3C2R 3C3R 3C4R 5 3GGC 2GGN 1C3R 2C2R 4C 4C1R 4C2R 4C3R 6 4GGC 3GGN 1C4R 2C3R 4C1R 5C 5C1R 5C2R 7 5GGC 4GGN 1C5R 2C4R 4C2R 5C1R 6C 6C1R 8 6GGC 5GGN 1C6R 2C5R 4C3R 5C2R 6C1R 7C Number of cousins (1C=1st Cousin, 2C=2nd Cousin, etc.)
#R=Number of Times Removed (1R=Once Removed, etc.) To use this chart, first figure out the common ancestor, like a grandparent. Then, find that grandparent's related ancestor of your choice, such as their grandchild (GC). According to the chart, you would locate that grandchild (GC) in the top row of the chart. To determine that child's relationship to the grandparent's other grandchild, now locate the other grandchild in the left hand column. Follow the grandchild in the top row down and the grandchild in the left hand column across until the two grandchildren meet. The box in which they meet reflects their relationship to each other. In this case, the two grandchildren are 1st cousins. 0 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 0 CA C GC GGC 3GGC 4GGC 5GGC 6GGC 1 C S N GN 2GGN 3GGN 4GGN 5GGN 2 GC N 1C 1C1R 1C3R 1C4R 1C5R 1C6R 3 GGC GN 1C1R 2C 2C2R 2C3R 2C4R 2C5R 4 2GGC GGN 1C2R 2C1R 3C1R 3C2R 3C3R 3C4R 5 3GGC 2GGN 1C3R 2C2R 4C 4C1R 4C2R 4C3R 6 4GGC 3GGN 1C4R 2C3R 4C1R 5C 5C1R 5C2R 7 5GGC 4GGN 1C5R 2C4R 4C2R 5C1R 6C 6C1R 8 6GGC 5GGN 1C6R 2C5R 4C3R 5C2R 6C1R 7C