I get asked a lot. what does "removed" mean? How do you know your exact relationship to someone in your family? Here's a handy Genealogy Relationship Chart. Start with your common ancestor and move through the chart to figure out your relationship.
Examining what it means to have Irish blood, outlining where Irish DNA comes from and who are the closest genetic relatives of the Irish in Europe. Of interest to anyone with Irish ancestry who wants to understand their genealogy.
Remembering what my mom’s cousin’s children are in relation to me is always a tricky one for me. Using this chart, I can see that they are my second cousins. And their kids? My second cousins once removed. Their kids? Second cousins twice removed.