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Subject: Re: [Q-R] Is this normal?
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 13:10:17 EDT

Hi Maggie.

Any geneticist would tell you that you need not be alarmed. It would take a
lot more continuous inbreeding...accompanied by some seriously-flawed
recessive genes to produce a serious genetic disorder. Non-related breeding
down through the years has produced some nice varied DNA.

Turns out my wife and I share several ancestors....and our children are
healthy and breathtakingly beautiful! <G>

By the have a Thibault line? My grandmother descended from Nicolas
Thibault & Marie-Fran├žoise Boucher. Are we cousins?

Cheers. Patrick

In a message dated 04/13/2003 10:20:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time,

<< Hello, I have come to find out that one of my major lines, "Rioux", is
very inbred. I have 4 "Jean" lines, three "Boucher" lines, three "Mignier"
lines, two "Chouinard" lines, two "Pelletier" lines, two "Ouellet" lines and
two "Leclerc Francoeur" lines. Most of the marriages are 3rd cousins or
more...or should I say less, that is 4th or 5th cousins. I do have several
that are 3rd cousins two and three different ways in addition to one set of
first cousins marrying. I still am searching a few other lines that I suspect
may come from the same ancestors as well, but haven't been able to find those
connections yet. On my "Fourre dit Vadeboncoeur" line which is my other major is not really that inbred at all, one set of 3rd cousin marriage
and my Vadeboncoeur ended up being her husband Rioux's 5th cousin on the
"Thibault" line. >>

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