2nd cousins but looking to find out how

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Hi I am 2nd cousin of henry travers on my fathers side just trying to find out my fathers name
Are you, or someone in your line, adopted? You should probably tag Adoption Angels. They may be able to help you figure it out.

If you are talking about a DNA test that says you are 2nd cousins with Henry Travers, that may be true. If you read the fine print, you could also be 1st cousins once removed or 2nd cousins once removed or even 3rd cousins. There are many configurations.
Many thanks for that will give that ago

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Here's the link for WikiTree Adoption Angels if you'd like to fill out an application to have someone assist you. You don't have to be adopted to use this service. May people find out that their father isn't their father after a DNA test (NPE)--we help those too https://www.wikitree.com/contact/adoption/

If you'd like to try your hand at genetic genealogy, create a Collins Leeds sheet for your cousin matches. This will sort them into groups according to the ancestral DNA you share with them. This sheet is your starting point. After you create this sheet, sort them into maternal and paternal. It sounds like you might already know who your Mom is which will make this part of the process faster. Once sorted, focus on the non-maternal cousins and look for an overlap/convergence between the two groups--sometimes in a marriage, many times based on geography and time period.

Good Luck,

by S Leeland G2G6 Mach 5 (59.4k points)

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