Determining the relationship between two people.

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Determining closest heir for probate?

Lady Y is the cousin of Lady X's mother Lady Z is the daughter of Lady X's Cousin Are both Lady Y and Z second cousins to Lady X, and for probate who is the closest heir?
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What is my step-father's second wife's child to me? [duplicate]

Let's say that my mother remarries, and then dies, leaving me under my step-father's care. He then remarries and has children with his second wife. Are these children considered my step-siblings, even ...
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What is relationship of widower to late wife's family (i.e. in-laws)?

Is there any enduring relationship by law or tradition for ex relations by marriage, and what would it be called? I am a widower. I still have a strong personal relationship with my late wife's ...
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What does 1851 UK Census “Relation to Head of Family” entry that looks like “Depen” mean?

I've run across a curious designation in the "Relation to Head of Family" column of the 1851 Census that I'd like some help figuring out. Following the entries for the parents and their children who ...
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Were nephews and nieces sometimes referred to as cousins in 18th century Cornish wills?

I have copied a sizable chunk from The Will of William Bond [Clothier in Ladock, Cornwall], dated 7 April 1747, below, and would like to draw your attention to the parts that I have highlighted in ...
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Seeking English term for relationship between two members of extended family?

Here at the Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange we see many questions about relationship mapping which is also known as: relationship calculation kinship terminology etc When seeking an ...
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What is sibling of son-in-law or daughter-in-law called? [duplicate]

Is there a term for the sibling of ones son-in-law or daughter-in-law? Real-life example: The composer Dohnanyi had a son who married a sister of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. So Dohnanyi was the father of ...
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Familial Terminology in Colonial America

Recently I posted a question about my ancestor John White. In order to find out a little more about him, I read some of the descriptions of him more carefully and came across the following quote (from ...
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Am I related to this family?

I have a puzzling genealogical question, but first you must be prefaced. My family tree contains two half-siblings. (Google "half-sibling family tree" to see what I mean.) Now my half siblings and I ...
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Is there a resource for easily determining relationships between two relatives? [duplicate]

In the English language, there are many words for relationships between two relatives. For instance, my father's brother is my "uncle", the daughter of my father's brother is my "first cousin", the ...
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Determining name for family relationship that involves a step daughter? [duplicate]

My grandma had 3 kids. Her daughter Sally is my Aunt. She has a step daughter. Her step daughter has a daughter. My Aunt Sally is her Grandmother. What does that make us?
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What would a step-grandmother's(?) brother be called? [duplicate]

I'm trying to wrap my head around this, but I have no clue what's right. Maybe it would just be classified as "no relation", but that seems wrong to me. The situation is that you have a grandfather, ...
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What is a brother-in-law?

if someone calls me bro in law , what are they to me? A girl called me bro in law , what is she to me? confusion! A girl who calls me bro in law , what should i call her?
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What is my relationship to the spouse of my cousin?

If my cousin gets married am I now related to his new wife's immediate family. Would I be related to his new wife's brother or sister?
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Type of cousins

My father and his brother married two girls who were first cousins to each other. I know that the children from these marriages are not 'double' cousins, but they are genetically closer than simple ...
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How do we know the relationship between the Royal Baby and these celebrity children?

The findmypast.com blog recently posted an article which shares how the Royal Baby is related to the children of some celebrities. This includes: Children of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck Daughter ...
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What is the relationship name of my (brother/sister)-in-law's (brother/sister) to me? [duplicate]

For example: I have a sister named Charlotte Martin has a brother named William Charlotte is married to Martin Martin is my brother-in-law, but what is William to me? I originally posted this ...
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How could I automaticaly analyse relationships in large set of vital records?

My family research right now is based on digitalized 19th century vital records. These, of course, are scans of the original, not text. There is, though, a third party project where people have ...
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Can a person adopt their own parent or grandparent?

A recent question on Finding Loops in GEDCOM files got me to wonder if there are some loops that are valid. Of course there is science fiction, where a person goes back in time and parents their own ...
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How do I setup arbitrary relationships in gramps?

I've just started using GRAMPS to plot out something people might find silly: family trees of comic book characters. Now I know this probably isn't something people would od here, but it mostly ...
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Can I track an engagement where the fiancé died before marriage on Ancestry.com?

I have a couple who got engaged before the future husband went off to WWII and never returned. How can I track such an event on Ancestry.com? (It would seem from the web site the assumption is that if ...
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Intra Family marriage / rejoining family trees?

Deep in my families history (1600's or there abouts) our family split in two. About three or four generations later two distant cousins got married creating a split / rejoin. ...
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Support for variants of family-unit

I hope everyone will agree that the definition of a "family unit" is very subjective. Although many products, and the old GEDCOM format, offer some type of FAM record, I have never seen an agreed ...
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How can I establish (and describe) my confidence that the child and adult are the same person?

My two general questions are: At what point can one say that, yes, the adult you have identified as your ancestor is the same person as the child you think might be your ancestor, and that you have ...
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Requesting help with Y-DNA studies of the Bonnell Family that lived in Ireland and came to Pennsylvania in the 1700's [closed]

I'm interested in Y-DNA studies pertaining to the "Bonnell" Family. The line of interest resided in Ireland and seems to be well documented in the USA through the 1700's. My Ancestor was presumably ...
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Tracking family names and migration patterns using GIS

I posted a question, Using web mapping and geocoding to track genealogical data, over at Geographic Information Systems SE awhile ago, so I was quite excited when I saw the proposal for this site. I ...
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How do I determine a relationship with a cousin? [duplicate]

How do I figure out if someone is a first cousin, second cousin, cousin once-removed, etc.? What is the difference between these relationships?
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What software can reliably store and manage non-linear (eg non-blood or remarried) relatives?

In follow-up to this answer on How to handle indirect family?, what software tools can reliably manage "non-traditional" relations (remarriages, adoptions, step-relatives, etc)? As a part B to this ...
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How to handle indirect family?

How should data regarding remarriages, adoptions, etc be handled in a family tree? Should extra branches be created for the "spare" cousins, step-relatives, etc? Or is there another way to map the ...
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With generations of multiple marriages and step children, how is this family relationship described? [duplicate]

I'm not sure is this is the right SE to ask but I'll ask non the less. I'm trying to define a family relationship. I think the person is my step step first cousin once removed. My my Grand-Father is ...