I had some work to do in tracing a relative. Genealogy detective work. My middle name is Willis. Willis was my maternal grandmother’s maiden name – May Belle Willis. This grandmother was 1 of 8 children. She was the 5th of the 8.. Such a large family in the late 19th/early 20th century. May Belle had a younger brother Harold. Harold had a son named Harold also. And the next generation came along – my generation. Members of this generation would be related to me.
Harold was a brother to my grandmother. Then 2 generations on I would have cousins. what does one call this relationship? Cousins twice removed?
Brother and Sister – Harold and May Belle; Harold’s children and May Belle’s children are cousins. Harold’s children’s children and May Belle’s children’s children are 2nd cousins twice removed??
I used Newspapers.com to get this far in placing my mystery person in the generations and I found out where she went to college and where she was living. But I don’t know how to describe the relationship. 2nd cousins twice removed?
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I’ll go with 2nd cousin, but this stuff is very confusing! I have a cousin who I think is 2nd cousin twice removed. She is the daughter of my mother’s cousin. This makes my head hurt!!
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I agree. My head is spinning.