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I'm my own father-in-law!!
28 November 2018
Reviewer: Janice Of Ojai from Ojai, Ca, USA

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I uploaded my Father-in-law's DNA to My Heritage around 2 years ago, at the request of one of his cousins in FInland. With MyHeritage's free upload offer, I decided to put mine on MyHeritage as well. Immediately after uploading, I saw that my maternial 1st cousin was there. So I thought things were fine. The next match I saw was a very young lady in England, who was sharing 274 cM with me. Damn that's close. My grandmother was born in England, but she and her siblings had immigrated to Canada in 1912. 274 cM is mostly likely the grandchild of a 1st cousin of mine!! But then I checked the matches "shared with me", and noticed a lot of them have family connections to Fife, Scotland, where my father-in-law's father was from. And the next match in "my" list was definitely one of his cousins in Finland. Our DNA kits had been blended together!
I called up this morning, all freaked out, and a very nice assistant (who spoke excellent ENglish) answered. I explained what I was done and what I now had. He very quickly guided me to the page on the website, where I quickly fixed the problem and re-uploaded my DNA, which will now be separate from Dad's.
And the 274 cM DNA match in ENgland? It's from a cousin of father-in-law. Janice

In summary, I would recommend My Heritage to a friend.



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