according to Family Finder, Judy and I are 13th cousins once removed.... I'm not sure how we figure "degrees". Ok, I just read an article on "degrees". Still not understanding about it but Judy and I share a common ancestor, one Henry Rice Mason. He is my 13th great grandfather but is Judy's 12th great grandfather. So, does that mean Judy and I are 13 degrees from each other? Or 12?