[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Figuring Relationships

Otto otto at schienke.com
Wed Oct 1 19:47:31 PDT 2008

use the relationship chart I sent you to establish your legal  

On the mother/father query simply separate kinship into paternal/ 
maternal sides.
You are both.

On Oct 1, 2008, at 10:15 PM, Leo Sonnenberg wrote:

> I recently received a list of ancestors on my father's side back to  
> 1790
> from a cousin in Germany. I was surprised to see that my grandfather  
> on
> my mother's side was also on the list.
> My mother is a great granddaughter to the common ancestor and my  
> father
> is a great great grandson to the common ancestor. I am both a great
> great grandson through my mother and a great great  great grandson
> through my father.
> My questions are -  A. what cousins are my parents to each other and  
> B.
> what am I to my distant grandfather?  How would I classify myself - a
> two great grandson or a three great grandson? So who am I?
> Also, does this situation occur very often?
> Any definition of my relationship to my distant grandfather is welcome
> (including any jokes).
> Leo Sonnenberg

. . .   Otto
          " The Zen moment..." wk. of March 23, 2008-
                 "Each of us. . . A bundle of possibilities."

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