When most people refer to their "great aunt," they are referring to their mother's or father's aunt, who is the sister of one of their grandparents. However, the true technical term for this relationship is "grandaunt," ... More »

A great-aunt is the sister of a paternal or maternal grandparent. This relative is also described as an aunt of a person's mother or father, according to Oxford Dictionaries. The hyphen in "great-aunt" distinguishes this... More »

A grand-aunt or grand-uncle is the sibling of your grandparent, while great-aunts and great-uncles are further removed. However, "grand" and "great" are often used interchangeably. More »

A sister or sister-in-law of a grandmother or grandfather is commonly called a "great aunt" or, less frequently, a "grand aunt." Amy Johnson Crow of Ancestry.com argues that "grand aunt" is technically the more correct t... More »

The term "paternal grandparents" refers to the grandparents on the father's side of a person's family tree. According to Dictionary.com, a person's paternal grandparents are his father's parents. More »

A grand-aunt or grand-uncle is the sibling of your grandparent, while great-aunts and great-uncles are further removed. However, "grand" and "great" are often used interchangeably. More »

Second cousins are people who descend from the same great-grandparents but do not share grandparents. One of each of their parents are first cousins to each other. More »

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