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Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:11 AM

Family surprise!

A few weeks ago, someone called my husband at work. He claimed to be my great grandfather's son. He is only 10 years older than me.

(My husband is a public figure so that is how he got my husband's work #. He got my husband's name from my dad's obituary)


So, my grandmother had a 1/2 brother with her father's second wife. Our parents never told us about this, but this guy knew my parents. This guy was 14 years younger than my mother.

My grandmother was born in 1911 and her brother was born in 1946.

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Reply Family surprise! (Original post)
LeftInTX Nov 2018 OP
chillfactor Nov 2018 #1
LeftInTX Nov 2018 #2
3Hotdogs Nov 2018 #3
LakeSuperiorView Nov 2018 #4
3Hotdogs Nov 2018 #6
The Genealogist Nov 2018 #5
Spider Jerusalem Dec 2018 #7
cannabis_flower May 2021 #8
3Hotdogs May 2021 #9

Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:29 AM

1. I found out late in my life....

that my grandfather (my mother's father) had been marries before he married my grandmother. I had no idea where this family was and I was never able to track them down.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 01:35 AM

2. We found out in 2014, that one of my parternal great greatmothers survived the Armenian Genocide

My dad thought she had died. We found her on a ship manifest. She was deported from Ellis Island.

We think she went to France, because my grandmother went there when she was deported.

For his entire life, my dad thought his dad's family had all perished.

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Response to LeftInTX (Original post)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 09:09 AM

3. Ancestry.com ---- I got results of 242 second and third cousins. Count continues to rise.

My great grandfather, or grandmother, or both were quite randy.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 09:33 AM

4. I'm assuming that is from the DNA test?

 

I have 15, that's right, 15 second and third cousins from the Ancestry DNA test. 429 fourth cousin and closer. This is two years after getting my test results. My tree, which I have been working on for 20 years, went from around 3000 to now over 11,100 in the last two years. When you start adding fifth, sixth, seventh cousins to your tree, it gets bigger fast.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 10:00 PM

6. Yuppers.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 08:44 PM

5. Wow!

I just counted mine. I have 20 (twenty) in that range. My results have been up for a two or three years. However, when you go to the next level up (people in the 4th-6th cousin range) I have over a thousand.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2018, 12:38 AM

7. That's only an estimated relationship based on amount of shared DNA

if you're Ashkenazi Jewish, French Canadian or Acadian, then all those predicted second and third cousins are likely more distantly related (because those are endogamous populations).

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Thu May 6, 2021, 01:13 AM

8. I got

1458 cousins and of course I matched my sister and daughter.

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #8)

Thu May 6, 2021, 07:38 AM

9. I got a new second cousin last week.

Around 1930, my uncle impregnated a woman.... sex once, and never saw him again.

She described him to her family as "..looks like James Cagney."


Yup. That was him. He could have done stand in for Cagney.

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