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long embarrassing story.. if my husbands grandfather and my

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long embarrassing story..
if my husbands grandfather and my great grandfathers were brothers..what is our relationship?
my grnadfather and his mom were first cousins, so i thought that made my dad her second cousin, making her my third cousin, and my husband my fourth cousin...
now im finding out about "twice removed, etc"...
so are we actually SECOND COUSINS?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 5 years ago.
Hello,

Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. With just the information you have provided, you and your husband are second cousins once removed. That is based solely on the relationship of your g-grandfather and his grandfather. If you provide the entire descent pattern, I will take another look at it and see if there are multiple relationships.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
was my misconception common ? that he was my fourth cousin?
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 5 years ago.

LOL. Sorry, I really don't know how common misconceptions are, only that people seem to have more trouble with cousin-ship than with any other relationships Wink The whole concept of "removeds" is a complicated one.

 

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