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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 02:57 PM

Surprise, surprise!

After much research, it turns out that two families on the side of my father's mother kept intermarrying. Cousins, uncles, etc. The same names keep turning up as maiden names for marriage records. One marriage in the Thirties was such a union with "second cousins" actually written on the registration. Can't wait to see my DNA results . . . . . .

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Reply Surprise, surprise! (Original post)
no_hypocrisy Aug 2019 OP
MontanaMama Aug 2019 #1
El Supremo Aug 2019 #2
Dem2theMax Sep 2019 #6
customerserviceguy Aug 2019 #3
The Genealogist Aug 2019 #4
GeoWilliam750 Aug 2019 #5

Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:00 PM

1. Holy buckets.

You'll have to keep us posted.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:08 PM

2. I recently discovered that I am descended from one couple three different ways.

Back in the Jamestown era. The man's name was Robert "Tater Hole" Woodson. A relative had told me that we have a lot of "Woodsons in the pile." I think this was not uncommon in centuries past.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 1, 2019, 01:32 AM

6. This is my 5,000th post!

My dad was related to Robert 'tater hole' Woodson!
Welcome to the family!

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:12 PM

3. I do a lot of genealogy research

and I see that often in the north part of Maine. People who are listed by DNA services as third and fourth cousins are often much farther apart from me than that, because of endogamy.

Not sure if it's true or not, but I did read that for the recorded history of humankind, 80% of marriages were between second cousins or closer. I guess the automobile was a step towards marrying a cousin seem so icky today.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 03:54 PM

4. I see this among Amish/Mennonite people

I see it in a few other families as well, often ones that are more geographically isolated.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:02 PM

5. Amongst people of European heritage

It is sometimes a little unsettling at how closely related we are.

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