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Re: Pedigree Collapse in African's
In Response To: Pedigree Collapse in African's ()
I posted a reply before and need to add to it:
>If one person appears in your chart multiple times,
I need to add that this person would need to appear in your chart multiple times as a direct ancestor for this to be true.
Here's an example of "pedigree collapse" I know of:
That man represents a double dose of ancestry to their children because he's mother's great-great grandfather and father's great-great grandfather. One person where theoretically there would be two different people. And the more generations you go back the more overlap you will find, especially in areas of small populations.
A friend told me he had to look in a different county to marry someone who wasn't a relative. And who knows, maybe he didn't look far enough away. :-)
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