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From: Tom Gull <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder - the improbable does happen sometimes
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 10:58:39 -0400
Unlikely but not impossible <g>.
I received an email out of the blue from a person announcing he was a cousin down my Gull ancestry - 4th cousin as it turned out. He's from California, my family lived in Maryland from the 1950s on. We traded data and had a great time talking with each other.
I mentioned this man's name casually at a family dinner and my sister said, "yes, I know him" before I got started. I of course said she couldn't possibly know him - some random man from California. But she was correct, she had met him while visiting her in-laws who lived in California. This man's wife went to high school with my sister's mother-in-law and had been over to dinner more than once where my sister met him. Totally bizarre. The two of them had not the slightest clue that they were "recent" cousins, of course, since my sister was introduced under her married name.
> Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 08:33:21 -0600
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Family Finder
> And customers already in the early bird population? This is unrealistic.