how-are-we-related-chart-family-treeYou can use this how are we related chart when family relationships come up at holiday dinners this season.

How Are We Related Chart

The chart featured above is from, a now sadly defunct genealogy site. It was designed and copyrighted by Alice J. Ramsay. I like this one because her graphics provide a clear visual representation to answer the sometimes thorny questions of how generations removed.

And now, when the post-dinner topic to turns to family relationships (was Aunt Hedda the first cousin twice removed or once removed of Grandpa Lars?), you can settle the debate. And that leaves more time for a post-feast nap, doesn’t it?