|International Society of Genetic Genealogy|
My mother and her brother both share 11.9% identical DNA with their first cousin. As the next generation from these three, my share of the identical DNA should be cut in half. My mother's cousin and I match 5%. This percentage is on the lower end of the predictable amount shared. We should be grateful for this because the lower percentage bumped us into a second cousin prediction and allowed him to be revealed in my account as a match, enabling me to reach out to him.