Close Family – 1st Cousin 24% sharedd DNA: 1,677 cM across 42 segments.
I was always under the impression that my godmother was not my relative, but, much to my surprise, the above results came back in my (Ancestry) DNA test. There’s a bit more to the story. My godfather happens to be her father. My godmother’s mother, godfather’s wife, passed away when she was a young girl and was raised by my godfather. I have tried to figure out every scenario where this could be possible and the only thing that might make sense is that (ugh) my godfather might actually be my father. I really hope this is not true. My relatives are from the the Greek islands, and I have been told that this can possibly create false matches. At least I hope so. But the bad news is that my mom and dad split up when I was a young kid. And, We all know that families do keep secrets. Can anybody tell me if there is any possible way that my godmother is simply a cousin and how that would actually be the case? My mom and dad only had one sibling each. My dad’s brother never had children. Oh, and I am apparently named after my godfather’s deceased wife.