Who's Closer?

Genetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy. Genetic genealogy involves the use of genealogical DNA testing to determine the level and type of the genetic relationship between individuals.
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darkerhorse
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Who's Closer?

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Who am I more closely related to?

My 3rd cousin or my father's 3rd cousin?
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I'd say your third cousin.
You share one couple of GGGparents, i.e. 1/8 of your genetic heritage.
Your father and his third cousin do the same, and you have 1/2 of your father's genetic heritage, so, you and your father's 3rd cousin share 1/16.
But this is just a reasoning of mine, maybe someone more expert in this field can shed more light on the question.
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Anymore thoughts on shared DNA percentages?
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Look at this from Blaine Bettinger:

https://dnapainter.com/tools/sharedcmv4
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Thanks, that chart will work.
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