I’m working on analyzing DNA test results for an individual whose mother was likely the result of a “short-term” relationship his grandmother had late in 1912 while she was married to someone else.
Without going into details, the DNA matches (shared and, more importantly unshared) confirm this suspicion.
While “short-term relationship” is a nicely worded phrase (and fairly discreet), I’m wondering if some matches might be put off by the concept that (in at least one case) the partner in the “short-term” relationship was the matches grandparent or uncle.
It’s important to remember that we are not responsible for the actions of our forebears.
We’re also not responsible for the reactions of others to “news” revealed by DNA.
We will be discussing this relationship scenario and the test results in my upcoming online AncestryDNA class.