Do you struggle with if a person/relative might be considered a 2nd or 3rd cousin, or a cousin x2 removed like me? Family Search has a "Cousin Chart" posted on the home page this month. Maybe it could explain this better. Also, if it looks wrong or "off" in anyway, please comment.
Per FS Snippet:
- First cousins share a grandparent (2 generations)
- Second cousins share a great-grandparent (3 generations)
- Third cousins share a great-great-grandparent (4 generations)
- Fourth cousins share a 3rd-great grandparent (5 generations)
Quick Tip: Count how many “greats” are in your common ancestor’s title and add 1 to find out what number cousin your relative is. Note that grandparents have no “greats” in their titles, so cousins who share grandparents are first cousins because 0 + 1 = 1. However, keep in mind that this trick only works if you are both the same number of generations removed from the common ancestor.