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Okay bear with me a cousin question!

I will try to make it simple
My mother's brothers and sisters children are my first cousins, and that makes them my children's second cousins, now when those children have children, are they my 2nd cousins and my child's 3rd cousins?

 
jerseydiva

Asked by jerseydiva at 11:30 AM on Apr. 2, 2013 in Just for Fun

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Answers (9)
  • No you don't share 50% with your cousin. You share 50% with your Aunt or Uncle and 25% with your cousin.


     

    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 11:43 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • Eh, after the first, I don't really keep track anymore.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 11:32 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • agree with m-avi...they just become Cousins
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:33 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • your aunts and uncles kids are your 1st cousins yes. they are your kids second cousins yes. if their kids have kids they are your 2nd cousins and your kids 3rd cousins so yes you are right
    chrstny88

    Answer by chrstny88 at 11:34 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • Your first cousins are your children's first cousins, once removed. Your cousins' children and your children are second cousins, their children will be third cousins.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 11:39 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • I am asking because I am curious to know how far related you would be if you got married and had children, I would assume that I share 50% gene wise with my 1st cousin correct?
    jerseydiva

    Comment by jerseydiva (original poster) at 11:35 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • kmath

    Answer by kmath at 11:46 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • I am asking because I am curious to know how far related you would be if you got married and had children


     


    My friend who is married to her cousin, said they will skip a generation. She said this meant her son would not marry a cousin but if he has children, they could than marry a cousin.

    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 11:46 AM on Apr. 2, 2013

  • You get 50% from each parent
    Your grandparents share 25% with you
    Your aunt or uncle share 25% with you because your dad shared your other 50%

    your cousin is your kids' 2nd cousin
    your cousin's kid is YOUR second cousin
    States allow 2nd cousins to marry because there are cross genetics involved,but 2nd's can share around 12.5% of the same DNA
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 11:51 AM on Apr. 2, 2013