It took a few months to process this shocking news from my dna results from ancestry. I am a new at this & did the test with my daughter for fun.
Imagine my surprise when someone contacted me saying we are very closely matched & she was perplexed at my #'s. She is experienced searching her family tree with 2000+ people. We share 1499 cm across 47 segments. I also share 758 cm with her son. My daughter also matched with her family. The match is an only child.
I saw no dna matches on my father's side.
About a dozen I recognized from my mother's side.
We texted back & forth & saw that our families lived in the same town where I was born. I have other siblings, I am in the middle . One sister is being tested. The match is an only child.
My research suggests she is my half sibling with her father being my biological father. She is now implying its her father's brother. He doesn't have children. All parents are deceased and both of us are over 60 wirh 10 yrs between us.
The fathers sister has children & one of his kids matches me as a 2nd cousin @ 243cms.. my ?..if it was the father's brother wouldnt she came up as a 1st cousin.. my dad will always be my dad but I'm not going to keep it a secret from my children for long..
I personally grew up around my fathers family which according to DNA I'm now not related to any of them at all..
I will know more when my sister gets her results back in a few weeks & I will download to Gedmatch. I should also mention that I have a twin brother that I was hoping to have his support to deal with this but only 2 sisters know and say I can't tell him b/c he'll be crushed as he carries my dads name & has 2 sons .. its been suggested I don't tell the other 3 sibs either ..Do most people in this situation keep it to themselves.?