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Do Double relationships affect DNA matching?

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Re: Do Double relationships affect DNA matching?

Posted: 22 Sep 2013 11:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes. The predicted relationship will likely be closer than it is in actuality. For instance, i have a predicted 3rd cousin match to a lady who is actually a 5th cousin. This is due to 2 different lines that we share, and in her case the descendants of these two lines intermarried and produced her ancestor. Once we shared our paper, the true relationship was quickly established, but without our documentation, we would have been looking for a closer connection.
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Quentin Robin... 5 Aug 2012 12:16AM GMT 
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Robert Staffo... 21 Sep 2013 6:01PM GMT 
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