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GENERATIONS CHART

TO FIND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO PERSONS:

  1. Determine the relationship of each to Common Ancestor
  2. Identify one in the horizontal underlined line from CA.
  3. Identify other in the vertical underlined line from CA.
  4. Run finger down from 2 and across from 3: the relationship is shown where the columns intersect.
G 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
0 CA S GS GGS 2x
GGS
3x
GGS
4x
GGS
5x
GGS
6x
GGS
1 S B N GN GGN 2x
GGN
3x
GGN
4x
GGN
5x
GGN
2 GS N 1C 1C1R 1C2R 1C3R 1C4R 1C5R 1C6R
3 GGS GN 1C1R 2C 2C1R 2C2R 2C3R 2C4R 2C5R
4 2x
GGS
GGN 1C2R 2C1R 3C 3C1R 3C2R 3C3R 3C4R
5 3x
GGS
2x
GGN
1C3R 2C2R 3C1R 4C 4C1R 4C2R 4C3R
6 4x
GGS
3x
GGS
1C4R 2C3R 3C2R 4C1R 5C 5C1R 5C2R
7 5x
GGS
4x
GGS
1C5R 2C4R 3C3R 4C2R 5C1R 6C 6C1R
8 6x
GGS
5x
GGS
1C6R 2C5R 3C4R 4C3R 5C2R 6C1R 7C

The easiest way to understand this chart is to replace the symbols with yourself and your relatives.

Key

  • G - Generation
  • B - Brother/Sister
  • CA - Common Ancestor
  • N - Nephew/Neice
  • S - Son/Daughter
  • GN - Grand-Nephew
  • GS - Grandson C - Cousin
  • GGS - Great Grandson No.
  • R - No of times removed
  • No.X - Times Great