Help finding my mystery 2nd great grandfather...

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Hello all! I'm trying to find out information about my Abuelo's grandfather.

His father was Ángel Rodriguez Morales from Coamo, Puerto Rico. He was the son of Justina Morales Saldaña and her husband Isidoro Bonilla who are both from Coamo. However, Isidoro was not his biological father. Justina found a lover and that his real father was a Quiterio Rodríguez y Rivera also from Coamo, though he never recognized his son or maybe he did not know...

Well I did some research and found a Celso Quiterio Rodriguez Rivera from el barrio Pueblo in Coamo which is the same neighborhood Justina was from. Once I added him to my tree, a cousin contacted me and we spoke about our families for a bit. But the other day, she contacted me saying that she and her cousin, Celso's granddaughter believed that Celso did not father my great grandfather and instead she gave me another Quiterio Rodriguez from Coamo and his father's name. But this is when the confusing part happens, Quiterio does not have any family on Ancestry so I can't confirm it's him. But Celso Rodriguez does have family members on ancestry DNA and one of his granddaughters matched with me. I looked at her page and it said that we shared 119 cMs in 6 segments. (I'm assuming Celso is my 2nd great grandfather) So now, I'm confused whether I have the right man!
WikiTree profile: Angel Rodriguez Morales
in Genealogy Help by Gabrielle Rodriguez Rivera G2G1 (1.8k points)
edited by Gabrielle Rodriguez Rivera

1 Answer

+3 votes

Hi Gabrielle,

If Celso Rodriquez is your great-great-grandfather, then you would be a half first cousin twice removed to his granddaughter. According to the Shared cM Project, Half1C2R share an average of 145 cMs. This means that you and Celso's granddaughter are indeed within that expected range.

While Celso's granddaughter may prefer not to believe it, this DNA evidence strongly suggests that Celso fathered your great-grandfather.

by Jessica Key G2G6 Pilot (253k points)

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