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2nd cousins to close marry?

My dh's mother and father were 2nd cousins,his mother was her aunt and his grand dad and her ( mom) Father were brothers. Also, Is that 2 nd cousins? His Family Tree goes Straight up instead of, branching off. lol.


Asked by pswiley at 3:23 PM on Feb. 7, 2011 in Relationships

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  • wait a minute, if his mother was her aunt, aren't they first cousins?

    Answer by ItsMe89 at 7:25 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • That is first cousins! Happened a lot a long time ago when people did not travel out of their small towns. That's why if you have issues conceiving, the geneticists test you & your DH to see if you carry any or the same genetic abnormalities & they actually ask you if you are related.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:45 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Lol omg that is strange...I guess if they never knew it wouldn't hurt but talking about keeping it in the family..whoa!

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 3:24 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Wow!!! OMG!!! I guess that really does happen!!!!

    Answer by dancer at 3:26 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Just curious...are they religious?

    My aunt (my mom's step sister) recently married a second cousin of hers. They're Mormon, though they're not really serious about their religion.

    Answer by AdensMama0308 at 3:27 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • that's more like 1st cousins!

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:28 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • I know a married couple that were cousins.....weird but I guess to each their own (although I am not sure if it was first or second or what).

    Answer by 2boysnaprincess at 3:29 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • We are to old for children(53), and his parents at that time weren't religious. It's a weird family, get this they divorced later, and his dad married again, and my DH married this womans niece. I know it's all to weird but, I love my dh,anyway.

    Comment by pswiley (original poster) at 4:04 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • Not as uncommon as you might think. My grandmother married her first husband's nephew (after she was widowed). My aunt married her sister's ex. Another aunt married her step-nephew. My brother dated our first cousin and ended up marrying our step-sister (they are divorced now, go figure). Makes for some interesting family get-togethers.

    Answer by msm67 at 4:34 PM on Feb. 7, 2011

  • my ex husbands brother married his 2 cousin and their second child is retarded and still in diapers and is like 15 yrs old. i wouldn't want to change those diapers. to closely related like inbreeding which is not good for dogs nor people. just my opinion though.

    Answer by melody77 at 6:20 PM on Feb. 7, 2011