My husband and I have always wondered if we are actually related
as he and I both have Aron as a family surname in our ancestry.
My husband's Aron family is >from the Strasbourg, Alsace region of
France. My Aron family is on my paternal side and >from Uzventis,
Lithuania to the 1700's. We also know my Aron grandmother
corresponded with a cousin in the Strasbourg area of France. Both
my paternal Aunt and I match my husband exactly on chromosome 9
from the same position 117777859 to 126060649 for a total of 11.33cM.
My first inclination of course was to say that the match is through
our respective Aron families.
However, my husband's Greengard family is >from Virbalis, Lithuania,
so I then wondered if the connection is through a marriage somewhere
in the past of my Lithuanian Aron family to my husband's Lithuanian
Greengard family. So I added in a Greengard 3rd cousin to the
chromosome browser and he matches my husband, me, and my Aunt in
almost the same position (it mostly overlaps) on chromosome 9 >from
position 115890897 to 123743153 for a total of 10.46 cM. So would
this indicate that perhaps the connection is not through our
respective Aron families, but through an Aron/Greengard marriage?
Or could it be in addition to our respective Aron families?
Also, has anyone else discovered they are related to their spouses?
My connection seems to be at a 5th to distant cousin relationship.
It seems reasonable to me that other Ashkenazi Jews would be
related to their spouses somewhere in the past.
Lakewood, Colorado, USA