How can your mother's first cousin be your cousin once removed but also a cousin by marriage is also a cousin once removed?

Answer Your mother's first cousin is always your first cousin, once removed. That is at the core of what first cousins and removed cousins are. That relationship will never change; your mother's first cou... Read More »

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Are you closer blood wise to your second cousin or your first cousin once removed?

You are more closely related to your first cousin once removed than to your second cousin, but it has nothing to do with your blood.

What Relationship are you to your 4th great grandfather's cousin's 8th cousin once removed?

Of course she is. The two of you share a common ancestor in one or two of your great great grandparents. The granddaughter of your great grandmother's sister is your second cousin, once removed.

Would your first cousin twice removed children be your second cousin once removed?

Could be, but they could also be your first cousin thrice (three times) removed. Depends on which is in the older generation.

What if your cousin has a cousin does that make them your cousin once removed?

Your mother's sister's daughter is your first cousin. That cousin's father's brother's son is her cousin. There is no relationship between you and this cousin's cousin unless there is another famil... Read More »