I have always hoped that my husband and I are related in some way. I just think it would be fun to creep the kids out. So far I haven’t been able to prove any sort of connection. We both had our DNA tested and FTDNA says we are not related, at least not down through 5th cousins.
I wondered if by chance any of the people on my matches list were also on his matches list. I downloaded my matches to Excel and Jim’s matches to a separate Excel file. I then used XL Comparator to see if there was anyone that both of us matched. Jim and I match 22 different people. The closest match is 2nd-4th cousin to me and 2nd-4th cousin to Jim.
I now have a renewed hope. I have emailed the closest match and he is digging around in his file to see what he can find. We already know where the two of us match but we haven’t found his connection to Jim yet. This one is very promising so I haven’t even emailed anyone else.
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