+0
Hello everybody!

I am looking for all the terms used in family trees.

Example:

My sister's husband's brother would be my what? I am her husband's what? ...

Thank you all! Jake
+0

My sister's husband is my brother-in-law.

There is no special name for my sister's husband's brother.

1 2
Comments  
husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, sibling, offspring, ancestor, spouse, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, father-in-law, mother-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, etc.

I'd say:
your sister's husband's brother = your brother-in-law or, more specifically, your sister's brother-in-law or your brother-in-law's brother.
your sister's husband = your brother-in-law

Add "-in-law" whenever you cross a marriage line. The term that comes before the "in-law" is the term that would be used if the married couple were siblings.

CJ
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Thanks CJ,

so, my brother-in-law's brother's daughter is my cousine second degree or what?

New situation:

If I had a wife, her stepfather's son's son would be my what and her what? My stepfather-in-law's... And it would be my children's what?

Or, my son's wife's brother's son would be my what and I would be his what? My daughter-in-law's brother's son. ? And I would be his aunt's father-in-law??]

There are infinite compinations. Is there a graph or a table or a picture with a family tree on it and instead of names of people terms for the corresponding person??

That would help a lot.

Thank you. Jake
Okay, here's where Jane Austen and her ilk would simply say "a distant relation" or "a connection" without trying to spell it out. Also, if you're from the southern part of the U.S., you'd just say "They're my kinfolk" or "They're kin."
Swiss JakeThanks CJ,

so, my brother-in-law's brother's daughter is : Your sister's niece, via her marriage to the child's uncle.

New situation:

If I had a wife, her stepfather's son's son would be my what and her what? My stepfather-in-law's... And it would be my children's what?

Her step-father's son is her step-brother. If they are close, she would simply consider him as a brother, and his son as her nephew. By your marriage to her, he's your nephew and your children's cousin. If you wish to emphasize the "step" you can - he's your step-nephew-in-law, but that sounds silly. If you like the kid and his dad, call him your nephew. If you are NOT close, then he's her stepfather's grandson, and leave it at that.

Or, my son's wife's brother's son would be my what and I would be his what? My daughter-in-law's brother's son? Yes, or more simply, her nephew. You could say something like "My son and daughter-in-law are going to visit her brother's family." And I would be his aunt's father-in-law? Yes. If you have an ongoing, good relationship with them, you can just come up with a nickname for him to call you. Uncle Jake would be fine.

There are infinite compinations. Is there a graph or a table or a picture with a family tree on it and instead of names of people terms for the corresponding person?? See above. "My extended family" works.

Cousins are classified by a common relation.

If you share a Grandparent, you are 1st cousins. Share a Great-Grandparent and you are 2nd cousins, etc.

If you are in different generations, you are X removed. Your father's 1st cousin is your 1st cousin once removed. Your Grandfather's 1st cousin is your 1st cousin twice removed.
Teachers: We supply a list of EFL job vacancies
Yes, at family reunions with my father's huge Arkansas family, they used to call me over to ask me to explain how X was related to Y - and I'd say (after thinking about it) something like "They're second cousins once removed" and then they'd laugh at me and say "No Barbara, when are you going to get it - They're KIN!" Darned if I didn't fall for it every year. (But they knew that I really was the only one who would give them the official answer.)
Thank you all for the clear explanations.

Jake
the daughter of my aunt is my what
Site Hint: Check out our list of pronunciation videos.
That's your cousin, or more specifically, your first cousin.

CJ
Show more