I have done both 23 & me and Ancestry trying to gets leads on who in the world my birth father could be. My mom truly can’t recall.

I found a first cousin or potential great aunt I think. She shares 931 cM with me, and I also found her ‘half cousin’ who shows up as a second cousin to me at 251 cM.

My ‘second cousins’ mother is half sister to my ‘first cousin or great aunts’ mother. Their mother had each child out of a different marriage.

Who would that make my father in relation to them?

I’m so confused since they are ‘half’ cousins as well.

  • Has your mother been tested? The matches you found could be relatives on her side.
    – bgwiehle
    May 27, 2021 at 11:31
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    Yes my mother was tested and they don’t show up on her side of the family. May 27, 2021 at 17:51
  • I think your father would be 1st cousin to the 2 half-sisters, and their mother would be his aunt, if I've sketched out the relationships correctly. Your 1st cousin / great-aunt match is more likely a great-aunt.
    – bgwiehle
    May 29, 2021 at 12:09
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    You could try the WATO tool to explore the possibilities in a more structured way: dnapainter.com/tools/wato
    – user6485
    May 29, 2021 at 15:00


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