I am trying to figure out where an adoptee fits in my family tree. I know he are is related on his paternal side, since his maternal side has been identified and is not related to my family. I have many cM matches from GEDmatch and AncestryDNA. I combined them with our family tree and put them into What Are The Odds? (WATO):
("Names" followed by "A" indicate that measure came from AncestryDNA.) Every hypothesis I could place on the tree had zero probability. You can play with the tree yourself.
The problem seems to step from the adoptee having matches in the 1C1R range with people in our family tree who are too far apart for anyone to be a 1C1R (or the equivalent) with all of them. My hypothesis is that there must have been some intermarriage between different branches of the family tree. I haven't found any in my genealogy, but if any of you are savvy enough to tell me where to look or give me any other advice, that would help me. I know a Y-DNA result would be useful, but none is available.
Another complication involves the node NE. There is also a relationship through the spouse of NE, but I don't think I can represent that on WATO. Specifically, NE's husband's brother's grandchild (bc. 1940) is a 220 cM match.