So I was wondering if its possible in any way to get a hint if someone showing as a 4th cousin match could be a 3rd cousin? From my understanding you can't, but I want to ask if anyone has done this or seen any clues in their matches. Since the daughter in laws matches are Japanese its very hard for several reason to work out how they are related on paper. She has one match thats 33cM over 4 segments plus a small X segment. My guess is maybe 3c1r. Other 4th cousin have one large segment 24cM another 22cM. I also see some matches having a huge amount of very small segments 4 to 5 cM and other matches a few or none. My thought is a closer match would have more small pieces simply because they are closer. I am just trying to make the best of a bunch of 4th cousins. Or maybe its more like banging my head against the wall.