DNA does not lie….

What do you do when you take a DNA test and your results show you who your cousins are but neither of you have any of the others family in your tree?!

According to AncestryDNA I am cousins with “Jenny”. We are most likely 2nd or 3rd cousins. We do share a common location, as both of our ancestors were pioneer settlers of their communities which are side by side. However, someone’s tree is wrong! Is it mine? Is it hers? I only recently found out who my biological great grandfather was. There was always a big mystery as to what had happened.

My great grandfather was killed in his early 20s in a workplace accident. I grew up with my great grandmother until I was 20. She never spoke of him and we only had an insurance letter as proof my grandmas dad was not biological her father.

I desperately want to know how I am related to “Jenny” but I am torn. Do I keep pressing the issue with “Jenny” or do I just leave it be?

I feel that her tree must be wrong. If we are 2nd or 3rd cousins we must share a great or great-great grandparent. Just nothing matches up.

What would you do? I feel my tree is 99% accurate however I have no clue where she has found her information or if what she has listed for her ancestors is what she has always known as her family.

Leave a comment & let me know how you would go about determining how you and a cousin are related if neither of you has any of the same relatives.

Xo, Steph

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