I have worked on my tree through Ancestry.com for many years to include furnishing my DNA.

My brother's daughter started a tree through Ancestry and gave her DNA also; the results shows her as my half niece with 1845 cm and 43 segments and it shows my brother as my half brother through our father. My brother didn't furnish and is not interested in furnishing his DNA.

Here is the kicker... there were stories about my grandfather having an incestuous relationship and a baby with his daughter, my father's sister.

Is it possible given the 1845 cM and 43 segments that my niece has with me, that my brother is a product of a relationship between my grandfather and his daughter, my aunt?

This has been a difficult question to ask!

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    I appreciate this has been a difficult question to ask. You may find dnapainter.com/tools/wato a useful tool for assessing the possibilities. dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4 is also a good tool to explore, and suggests that 1845cm is within the range for a full niece, not a half-niece.
    – user104
    Aug 16 '20 at 16:36

If your brother is the child of your grandfather and your aunt then your niece will not have any DNA matches to your mother's family. If you and your niece have close shared matches to your mother's family that would disprove your theory. Not having close shared matches to your mother's family would not prove your theory it would just indicate that you and your brother have different mothers. Proving the theory would require getting tests from your grandfather, your aunt and your brother.

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