Rayna, Dorantina would have called Liberata - Aunt or Zia. Libbie is your second cousin - technically, second cousin, once removed - because she is second
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, Apr 20, 2012
Dorantina would have called Liberata - Aunt or Zia.
Libbie is your second cousin - technically, 'second cousin, once removed' - because she is second cousin to your Mother and you were born one generation later. Louis was your 'first cousin, twice removed' because he was a first cousin to your Grandmother and you were born two generations later.
It is confusing, but is easier if you look at it this way:
Liberata Gatti-----sisters-----Maria Gatti
Louis Colianni-----1st cousins-----Dorantina Rossi
snip But, neither Libbie nor I know what to call the relationship between my grandmother Dorantina, as Maria Gatti's daughter, to Liberata, my great-uncle's daughter, let alone the term for my relationship to Libbie and her brother Louis. No wonder my family in Italy just refers to people as cugini, nipoti(e) and zia(o)! Anyone?
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