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Double the Family Fun: What is a Double Cousin?

Double-fun arises when siblings marry another set of siblings. This special connection between two families produces a special set of cousins -- the double...

Is Cancer Hereditary? Understanding Cancer Risk Within Families

The DNA you were born with contributes to your risk of developing cancer. But is cancer hereditary? If you are reading this, you may have...

How Much DNA Do Family Members Share? (With Cousin Relationship Chart)

How much DNA do you share with your blood relatives?  Want to know HOW you are related to your cousin?  Here's some data about...

Can You Marry Your Cousin? It Depends.

In some world regions and historical times, cousin marriages were approved and expected; in other parts of the world, it is considered incest and...

Simple Family Relationship Chart for Naming Kinfolk

Family trees can be frustrating. Check out our easy-to-follow Family Relationship Chart, and you'll understand all your kinfolk and cousin relationships (and even those darling...

What is a Second Cousin, Anyway?

Hey cousin?!? Cousin relationships can be confusing, particularly when you move across a complicated family tree. So what is a second cousin anyway?  Check...

What Do I Call My Cousin’s Child?

Children of your cousin are actually called your first cousins once removed.  But your cousin's child would be a second cousin to your own...
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What Relation is My Mother’s Cousin to Me?

Confused about cousins? Cousin relationships depend on how many generations apart, and who shares which grandparents.  Here's some tips to figure out what to call them! What...
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Great or Grandaunt? What Do You Call Your Grandmother’s Sister

What name best describes the siblings of your grandparents? Families are often confused between the term grandaunt and great aunt. Your grandmother's sister (or sister-in-law) is...
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What Relationship is Your Cousin’s Child?

Children of your cousin are actually called your "first cousins once removed." So if you're wondering what relationship your cousin's child is to you,...

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