I Found 2 Third Cousins That I Didn't Know That I Had

@Hate2Iron (7310)
Canada
May 21, 2017 9:15am CST
My DNA Test Christmas present has to have been one of my best Christmas presents to date. Not only do I have over 200 4th - 8 cousins (I have figured out about 12 of them) I have 2 third cousins. It's when a new cousin shows up in this category that makes me really excited. A third cousin isn't all that far back. Both of them come from Mom's side of the family and are children of Grandpa's brothers! That is pretty close!! That has opened up a whole lot of information and photos than I could have ever hoped for. That's generally where I go first thing every morning and there is usually someone who has popped up... usually in the 4 to 8th cousins area, but it is still interesting to see a new person who is actually related to me. It's like a gift that just keeps on giving!!
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• United States
21 May
Finding new cousins has to be exciting. Glad you're enjoying your DNA Christmas present
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
24 May
Oh I certainly am... I did some heavy hinting for this present. Just love picking out my own bits and pieces lol!
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• United States
25 May
@Hate2Iron it's even better when they listen to your hints
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@JudyEv (92231)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 May
I can imagine how exciting this would be. I'd be thrilled to bits.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
24 May
It is really fun to find someone that has the exact same ancestors as you. Actually, it is more than fun... amazing!!
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@marlina (58622)
• Canada
21 May
I have tons of cousins on both sides of my parents,
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
24 May
I have one side that is just like me... fanatics when it comes to the tree... the other side... not so much :(
@Courtlynn (42790)
• United States
21 May
That must be really cool. I basically only count my 1st and 2nd cousins as cousins.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
24 May
Yes, my cousins are more "cousins" but the ancestors that we share are not really that far back. Most of them that are my age are all descendants of Grandpas brothers and sisters. Makes them at least my 3rd if not 4th cousins
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@prinzcy (5082)
• Malaysia
21 May
That's really neat. DNA test is pretty expensive here so I never think of trying it. Plus I don't know whether I want to search for more relatives. I am not really close with the one I already know. Congrats on your finding by the way.
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@Hate2Iron (7310)
• Canada
24 May
LOL... not sure whether to tell you to go for it or not. Actually, I think that I'm closer now to the new found cousins than the ones that I have known all of my life!
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