It’s that point of the year where we spend a lot of time thinking about family. The good things. The other things you're going to try hard to ignore for an afternoon at the dining room table. The people you forget exist until the holidays.
Many will get together with parents and siblings over Thanksgiving, along with aunts, uncles, and, uh, who is that? He's your... um... let's go with Uncle Steve. And her? Let's just call her a cousin.
The terminology can get confusing, but the basics are, in fact, comprehensible.
What Is a Second Cousin?
Your second cousin is the child of your parent's first cousin. Inside the family tree, they're in the same generation as you, and your nearest common ancestor is a great-grandparent.
This chart shared on Imgur helps to bring it into focus. You start in the red square. (And yes, it appears to be grand-aunt and grand-uncle instead of great-aunt and great-uncle.)