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({{Couple ancestors}} and {{Common ancestors|<Person1>|<Person2>}} display a list of common ancestors of two specified people.) {{Common ancestors|<Person1>|<Person2>}} shows the people who are ancestors of both Person1 and Person2. The list is reverse-ordered by year-of-birth-as-string.
  1. {{Common ancestors|<person1>|<person2>}}
At the bottom of the article (or the sensor page) of the nearest common ancestor, there is a list of descendants including the generation numbers of Person1 and Person2. You can use this to work out the relationship between people. For instance, if Person1 is generation 13 and Person2 generation 15, then they are 11th (13-2) cousins twice (15-13) removed. (This will be automated in due course.)
There is an ahnentafel at the bottom of the articles (or the sensor pages) of Person1 and Person2. The number specifies the exact relationship between Person1 and the nearest common ancestor. For instance, 16 means the paternal grandfather's paternal grandfather, and 62 the maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother's father.