Yes it is a bit confusing but it becomes clearer if you think of
a grandparent as a 'great-parent', or
alternatively think of a great-aunt as a 'grandaunt'.
So a great-aunt is the same generation as a grandparent,
and a 2x great great-aunt (3 greats in total) is the same
generation as a 2x great grandparent. (2 greats + 1 grand = 3
In your example of a great great-aunt, this is indeed a generation
below a 2x great great aunt, because the first has two 'greats' and
the second has three 'greats'.
FH could talk about a '3x great aunt' instead of a '2x great
great-aunt', but it think it's done this way so that the number
before the 'x' sign is the same for all people in the generation,
whether they are n x great grand-parents or n x great
I hope that hasn't confused you even further!
On 28/05/2020 15:16, Sandra Collins via
First time I've posted since groups
have changed so hope I'm in the right place.
I think there is an error on FH (or at least in mine) in
showing the relationships and would like some clarification from
someone with far more experience than me please.
Example: In FH I have set myself as the
root person. My 3x gt grandparents are showing correctly -
one of their sons is my 2nd gt grandparent showing correctly
and the other sons & daughters of my 3 x gt grandparents
are showing as 2nd gt aunts and uncles - are the 2nd gt aunts
& uncles showing as correct please? Should they not be
3rd gt aunts & uncles?
Looking closer at FH I have a level
where it shows great great aunt & uncle & the next
level up showing gt x 2 great aunt & uncle - isn't this
the same thing & the same level??
Some guidance & help would be most
welcome right now; I've been happily sailing along thinking
FH had it all under control for me but am beginning to think
not right now.