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June Genis
 

What would a child call the first cousin of their parent? Would that
person be considered an aunt/uncle or some sort of cousin?

The person who witnessed my grandfather's death certificate indicated
that he was a nephew. To me that meant he was the son of my
grandfather's brother (or at least half brother). Last night while
watching TV I noticed that someone referred to the first cousin of his
father as his uncle. If that if correct in my situation it would
totally change the prediction about who our MRCA might be.

DNA suggests that I have many 2nd cousins who appear to share a great
grandfather with me. New research suggests this isn't possible and
that these are two separate people who were both named after their
common grandfather, but are sons of different fathers. That would make
them 1st cousins. If so, would the son of one cousin consider himself
to be a nephew of the other 1st cousin? If true it would explain some
tree discrepancies I have been unable to resolve.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


kshepard
 

Good afternoon,

Your parent's first cousin would be your 1st cousin once removed. IF your parent's 1st cousin had a child/children, that child/children would be your 2nd cousin.

Regards,

Kathleen Shepard

On Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 03:32:31 PM CDT, June Genis <junegenis@...> wrote:


What would a child call the first cousin of their parent? Would that
person be considered an aunt/uncle or some sort of cousin?

The person who witnessed my grandfather's death certificate indicated
that he was a nephew. To me that meant he was the son of my
grandfather's brother (or at least half brother). Last night while
watching TV I noticed that someone referred to the first cousin of his
father as his uncle. If that if correct in my situation it would
totally change the prediction about who our MRCA might be.

DNA suggests that I have many 2nd cousins who appear to share a great
grandfather with me. New research suggests this isn't possible and
that these are two separate people who were both named after their
common grandfather, but are sons of different fathers. That would make
them 1st cousins. If so, would the son of one cousin consider himself
to be a nephew of the other 1st cousin? If true it would explain some
tree discrepancies I have been unable to resolve.

June Genis
Hemet, CA
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June Genis, 650--851-5224
Hemet, CA
Researching: GENIS, OKUN, SUSMAN, ETTINGER, KESSLER/CHESLER (Russian/Polish Empires)


Kenneth Ryesky
 

June,

The first cousin of a parent would be a first cousin once removed ("1C1R")  That 1C1R's child would be a first cousin twice removed ("1C2R").  And so on.

That said, often the technical formalities are disregarded.  Personal examples:  When I was growing up, we all referred to my grandfather's first cousin as "Aunt Celia," notwithstanding that to me she was a 1C2R.  And even today, the ex-wife of a son (albeit by adoption) of my mother's first cousin refers to herself as my mom's "cousin."

--
Ken Ryesky,  Petach Tikva, Israel     kenneth.ryesky@... 

Researching:
RAISKY/REISKY, ARONOV, SHKOLNIK(OV), AEROV; Gomel, Belarus
GERTZIG, BRODSKY; Yelizavetgrad, Ukraine
BRODSKY, VASILESKY; Odessa, Ukraine
IZRAELSON, ARSHENOV; Yevpatoriya, Ukraine (Crimea)


Eva Lawrence
 

A little while ago I was calling for the daughter of my first cousin at
her place of work. and, yes, I did say that I was her aunt. She was
puzzled at the time, as she knew her mother's ony sibling lived abroad,
but in the context, the complications of the relationship were
really unimportant.
Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.
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Eva Lawrence
St Albans, UK.


jbonline1111@...
 

While your parents' first cousins are also your first cousins, once removed, in some cultures, it is a sign of respect to call all older people auntie or uncle.  This is true in Indian culture, for example. 
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Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC


rroth@...
 

True about the "honorary" aunts and uncles, but writing "nephew" on a form is a little more formal, isn't it?

Robert Roth
Kingston, NY


Sarah L Meyer
 

I remember calling my father's first cousin "Uncle Joe".  Yes he was my 1C1R but that would not be how I would have addressed him.  And "cousin" itself is an ambiguous term.  I also had a dear friend who was my mother's age and there was no relation between us.  However my children called her "Aunt Alice".

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Sarah L Meyer
Georgetown TX
ANK(I)ER, BIGOS, KARMELEK, PERLSTADT, STOKFISZ, SZPIL(T)BAUM, Poland
BIRGARDOVSKY, EDELBERG, HITE (CHAIT), PERCHIK Russia (southern Ukraine) and some Latvia or Lithuania
https://www.sarahsgenies.com