Determining the relationship between two people.

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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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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?

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 a previous question, what software tools can reliably manage "non-traditional" relations (remarriages, adoptions, step-relatives, etc)? As a part B to this question, ...
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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?

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 ...