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Offline Eric Hatfield

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Re: Family history coincidences
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 10 January 19 09:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi Steve, thanks for the encouragement. I understand this stuff about triangulation, but in my eagerness I sometimes forget it. We need three matches to triangulate, not just two!   8)

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Offline Clarkey500

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Re: Family history coincidences
« Reply #10 on: Friday 11 January 19 12:09 GMT (UK) »
It's certainly possible.

I've got a match on ancestry who is my fourth cousin, once removed on my father's side (on her mother's side) and a fifth cousin, twice removed on my mother's side (on her father's side)!
Devon: Bibby, Bird, Chaplin, Davey, Littlejohns, Pope, Shire, Sloman, Tucker
Dorset: Gauler
Gloucestershire: Gauler
Hampshire: Kimber
London: Crump, Gauler
Middlesex: Crump
Monmouthshire: Brunt
Northumberland: Bibby
Somerset: Clarke, Dibble, Duddridge, Parsons, Pool, Poole, Shire, Silvester
Surrey: Clarke
Wiltshire: Gauler

GEDmatch (myself): A869547
GEDmatch (my maternal grandfather):A933749

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Offline whiteout7

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Re: Family history coincidences
« Reply #11 on: Friday 11 January 19 12:55 GMT (UK) »
I say completely possible

My parents had relatives that were married to each other.
My parents are not related to each other by blood.
I am related to both my parents and their relatives.

Later on my cousin on my fathers side married a relative of my mother.
My cousin and his wife are not blood relatives.
I have dna from my cousins side and his wifes side (and so does their child, just in different proportions)

I'd imagine any adopted children of my extended family searching for us could get really confused by DNA results because of this?? My family always check that marriages don't involve blood relatives btw. Once you get further back or people don't have good records this might not work .......

Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)