Re: parents as "cousins" on Ancestry.com #dna


Lee Hover
 

I have a first cousin, Arlene,  who married our mutual first cousin. Her parents, Bernard and Esther, were also first cousins. Bernard's parents were also first cousins. And I suspect that one of his parents was also the result of a cousin marriage.  This makes for a very tangled tree, and I often say that the old song "I'm My own Grandpa" was written about my family. Try explaining that your Uncle was also your cousin and so on.  In the case of Arlene, her aunt was also her mother-in-law.   And, no, the family was not orthodox.

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