How do you address a letter to your great-great grandson?

How do you address a letter to your great-great grandson?

Recent issues of the National Genealogical Society Magazine, on the other hand, utilize phrases like "second-great-grandparents," "great-great-great grandson" (no hyphen), and "great-great-grandfather" in various articles.

The simple answer is that you don't - at least not yet.

It's easy to see how this would be a problem if you have several great-great-great grandchildren or more. How do you refer to them all without using multiple words? The only solution I can think of is to start adding numbers after each surname, such as "first cousin once removed by blood" or "third cousin twice removed by marriage". But even then, what do you do when they have the same number of great-great-great-grandchildren?

In conclusion, the only way to address letters to your great-great-great grandchildren is if they use their full names in the first place.

How do you say great great grandpa?

While "great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great The ideal approach for any ancestral word with more than one "great" is a numeric ordinal and one "great" preceding the first-level kinship, with all terms hyphenated.

How to write about your great, great, great grandfather?

Normally, the number of "greats" in the connection is counted and converted to a number. So your 3rd great-grandfather is your great, great, great-grandfather. 3rd great grandfather is another option (no hyphen) Some people spell it "three times great-grandfather." I occasionally cheat and type "g-g-grandfather."

Sometimes only part of this chain is known. For example, a woman might know her 5th great-grandfather was named George but not which George this is. In this case, she would list him as her 5th great-grandfather.

If you don't know how many greats there are or if some parts are missing, just list them all out! This is called an "undetermined number of greats."

As for what to call him, there are three options: 1st, 2nd, or 3rd great-grandfather. The third option requires counting back from the most recent point in the line. So if your family tree starts with your father's line, then he is your 3rd great-grandfather; if it starts with his brother, then he is your 2nd great-grandfather; if no one knows where it starts/ends, then he is listed as your 1st great-grandfather.

Here is an example using all three options: My family tree starts with my 4th great-grandfather, William Wilson.

What do you call your great-great-grandnephew?

So you use grand uncle or grand nephew in the generation equivalent to grandfather or grandson. As a result, great-grand nephew. There used to be a lot of cousining in English common law with connections when it wasn't apparent. When evaluating consanguinity, a great-great nephew or great-grand nephew might likewise be considered a second cousin.

He's my third cousin four times removed. I'm also related to aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews which means I have more than one first cousin. Generally, only people who are completely unrelated by blood are called strangers. Friends of relatives, or just friends, can sometimes be strangers as well if they don't know each other's relations. A friend of mine is a second cousin once removed because he's married to my aunt's daughter. We're not related by blood but we're close enough to be considered friends.

The more cousins you have, the closer together they must be on the family tree for them to be considered related. First cousins should be about seventh cousins apart on the family tree. Half siblings from the same parents will always be first cousins no matter how far down the family tree they go. Only children cannot be first cousins because there can be no older or younger cousins. However, they may be second cousins since all half siblings are related.

There are several words used to describe different types of relatives: uncle, aunt, son, daughter, brother, sister, first cousin, second cousin, etc.

How do you spell great grandpa?

[gr'eItgr'andpa:] [gr 'eI t gr 'a n d p a:] (IPA phonetic alphabet.) The default spelling for "grandparent" is actually "grandfather" and "grandmother," but since most people know that "grandfather" is the proper spelling, that's how it's listed here.

What do you call your great-great grandfather?

For genealogical reasons, Grandfather (name) with your grandfather is your great great grandfather (maternal or paternal). As a symbol of respect, everyone elder in the family is referred to as Grandpa or Grandmother in various cultures. Regardless of whether they are actually aunts, uncles, or grandmother-in-law.

Great-great-grandparents are grandparents of grandparents.

What relation does my grandson have to my great-nephew?

Great-Nephew or Grandnephew If your grandchild is a boy, your grandson is your brother's great-nephew, and your brother is your grandson's great uncle. According to, the term "great-nephew" was first used in 1581. The word "grandnephew" was not used until 1872.

If your granddaughter is a girl, her brother is her father's son (through his own blood), so he's your great-nephew. Her father being your late nephew means nothing more than that you both share a last name. Your relationship is still considered to be one of respect even though you're not related by blood.

A good example is if I had a daughter and she had a son, then he would be my grandnephew because we both have a last name of Johnson. However, if she had a son who didn't have our last name, he wouldn't be my great-nephew because we're not related by blood.

In modern usage, the words great-nephew and grandnephew often are used to describe other people's children as well as ones born into family names. For example, if Sarah has a son who doesn't have her last name, he wouldn't be called John Smith Jr. but rather just John Smith.

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