Here is my take on the latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.
1a) my maternal side: My maternal grandparents are Lewis Hewitt and Doreen Knox. They had 4 children. I have 4 maternal first cousins. I have met all 4. 1 of my first cousins has a daughter, so I have one first cousin once removed. The other 3 have no children.
1b) my paternal side: This is a bit trickier. My paternal grandparents are Allan Gordon Monette and Jean Mulligan. I have met NONE of my paternal first cousins (yet). 3 of my fathers brothers have children. 5+1 +2 = 8 paternal first cousins. Of those 8 first cousins 3 have children. 2+5+1 =8 paternal first cousins once removed.
So total both sides is 12 first cousins, and 9 first cousins once removed
2a) great grandparents Joseph Walter Monette and Anna Victoria Spearman no other cousins
2b) great grandparents Irvine Mason Ball Mulligan and Lillian Margaret Townsend 2 other children besides my grandmother. Thorold has 2 children Katherine and Sean. So that is 2 first cousins once removed. Iris has 3 children Terrance, Laura and Bruce. s 2+3=5 first cousins once removed. Katherine has 2 children and Laura has 3 children so that makes 5 second cousins.
2c) great grandparents Ernest Hewitt and Thelma Peverelle. 4 children besides my grandfather. One died in early childhood and one was childless. Thelma had at least 7 children and Pauline has 3.
So that is at least 10 first cousins once removed. There are 7 second cousins from Thelma's children's children. and 2 children of Pauline's daughter makes 2 second cousins so a total of 9 second cousins from that set of great grandparents.
2d) great grandparents Samuel Knox and Florence Phillips had 6 other children besides my grandmother. One (Mary) died in childhood. One (Samuel) had no children. George had 3 children, Richard had 4 children, Florence had 3 children and Violet had 7 children. So that is 14 first cousins once removed. As best I know, George had 1 grandchild, Richard had 14 grandchildren, Florence had 4 grandchildren, and Violet had 11 grandchildren. So that is 30!!! second cousins.
12 1st cousins
9 first cousins once removed from grandparents
29 first cousins once removed from great grandparents
44 2nd cousins
3) done above
4) there are some lines where I am not certain I have everyone, partly because of adoptions and other issues that have made finding certain people difficult. I do care. I would love to be able to find ALL my cousins, no matter how far removed they may be. I would especially like to figure out the connection to all my DNA cousins.
The other day I was updating my file with some 1st cousins once removed and 2nd cousins a 1st cousin once removed to me had entered into Geni, and I found out that one of my 2nd cousins that I didn't even know the name of before was my next door neighbor back when I was about 14 years old.