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How often do maternal-paternal lines share ancestors?

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How often do maternal-paternal lines share ancestors?

Posted: 23 Feb 2013 1:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
If I have constructed my tree correctly (and I believe this part is accurate), I have discovered that my mother and father share a common set of great+ grandparents. On my father's maternal side, this couple is 13th generation. On my mother's maternal side, this same couple is 14th generation. The son of these two continued my mother's line, and his sister continued my father's line.

I am new to researching ancestors, so I'm wondering if more experienced members have encountered this phenomenon before.

So, any guesses on how often this sort of thing occurs?

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
cebconsulting 23 Feb 2013 8:13PM GMT 
daciodan 23 Feb 2013 8:59PM GMT 
ld612 24 Feb 2013 2:07AM GMT 
falsterden 4 Mar 2013 10:47PM GMT 
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