I just got a DNA match at MyHeritage with 973 cM, in common, which says first cousin. My mother had one brother, and it's from her side of the family. He had a son, who passed at a young age.
I am a novice, and some of the answers I have gotten are over my head. Being dyslexic has made it more difficult for me to understand. I have to read, reread and then reread again, to try to get the gist (which I am not getting).
I have common matches to her, from my Grandmas side (Biamtones) my Grandpa side (Deni) also, but there is no one in the family to ask. She was never told who her dad was, and her mother passed last year, as did my uncle. I am the oldest in the family, so no one to even hint at.
How can i figure this out?
I have asked her to send me her matches, to see how they match with me. Is there anything else I can do? I am not in the position to afford to pay a big fee.
She is my age, born in the city I was born in, and moved away at the age of 5. Her mother married and lived out of town. She is my top match. The next one we share is my Grandmas, brothers granddaughter LC who for some reason has 244 cM in common with Janice, while LC has 138 with me.
If it was our Great Grandfathers child, would it not have been a closer match then it shows to LC?
Plus she would not have my Grandpas family in her DNA matches?
Is that correct?