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Re: YIKES! My Maternal Great Grandfathers Were Brothers!
« Reply #18 on: Friday 31 May 19 23:00 BST (UK) »

Yes, this is different from what was said at the beginning.  Maybe it was just a typo and should have said "my mother's great grandfathers...." rather than "My maternal great grandfathers....."   Anyway - it's all clear now!
It may be clear to you. I await enlightenment.
Perhaps there was an earlier marriage of cousins.

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Re: YIKES! My Maternal Great Grandfathers Were Brothers!
« Reply #19 on: Friday 31 May 19 23:12 BST (UK) »

Yes, this is different from what was said at the beginning.  Maybe it was just a typo and should have said "my mother's great grandfathers...." rather than "My maternal great grandfathers....."   Anyway - it's all clear now!
It may be clear to you. I await enlightenment.
Perhaps there was an earlier marriage of cousins.

Yes that is what I meant -- I'm sorry, I left out "great" grandfathers in the body of my original post and it shoud have been "mother's" instead of "maternal" in the subject line.  I apologize.




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Re: YIKES! My Maternal Great Grandfathers Were Brothers!
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 01 June 19 16:38 BST (UK) »
I've just discovered that my mom's maternal grandfather AND her paternal grandfather were brothers! Wondering what relationship that makes them to me? Very confused but yet, this does answer some of the quirks in the family, lol! Thank you.

Should it have said "my mom's maternal great-grandfather and her paternal great-grandfather were brothers" ? That would make them your great-great-grandfathers. (2xGGF)
 That would make their children, (your greats), 1st cousins. Their grandchildren, (your maternal grandparents), were 2nd cousins.
Now it makes sense.
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Re: YIKES! My Maternal Great Grandfathers Were Brothers!
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 01 June 19 21:33 BST (UK) »
Should it have said "my mom's maternal great-grandfather and her paternal great-grandfather were brothers" ? That would make them your great-great-grandfathers. (2xGGF) [/quote]

What does 2xGGF mean here?

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Re: YIKES! My Maternal Great Grandfathers Were Brothers!
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 01 June 19 21:40 BST (UK) »
What does 2xGGF mean here?

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GF: Grandfather
GGF: Great grandfather
2xGGF: Great great grandfather
3xGGF: Great, great, great grandfather
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Re: YIKES! My Maternal Great Grandfathers Were Brothers!
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 01 June 19 22:56 BST (UK) »
Ah........

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