3rd cousin once removed dating
It means that the closest ancestor that two people have in common is a grandparent.
(If they were any more closely related, they would be siblings.) "Second cousins" means that the closest common ancestor is a great-grandparent.
Note that the ages of the cousins are irrelevant to the definition of the cousin relationship.
You might wonder, but rest assured that it definitely does not refer to a cousin who was once removed from your family and then accepted back again.
The further back the first common ancestor is, the larger the number.
First cousins are as close as you can be and still be cousins.
we began thinking that we were much more distant than this (we thought 6th cousins) but after i have done some research i have noticed that we are actually 3rd cousin "once removed". i am just wondering if it is ok if we still see each other? Legally, in the UK, you are not allowed to marry your cousin ie.
Short answer: sure, unless your family has a history of genetic problems.
The Roman Catholic Church, which has had much more experience with people than the Unites States has, being bigger and older, frowns on it.
You must seek a dispensation from your Bishop to marry your first cousin. Where my ancestors came from, Monroe County Virginia (now West Virginia), before 1850 if people wanted to marry someone who wasn't an Indian, they had a choice of a cousin or nothing; it was sparsely populated.
Systems of "degrees" and "removals" are used in the English-speaking world to describe the exact relationship between two cousins (in the broad sense) and the ancestor they have in common.
Various governmental entities have established systems for legal use that can precisely specify kinships with common ancestors existing any number of generations in the past, though common usage often eliminates the degrees and removals and refers to people with common ancestry as simply "distant cousins" or "relatives".we have liked each other for a very long time and recently come to realize that we have family that is the same.