I am adopted. I know who my birth mother was and that she came from France. I was conceived in a Brothel in a small town that ironically, my adoptive parents lived only miles from, and that I raised my family in! So many of my matches of distant relatives are people I've known all my life!
I do not know who my birth mother's father or mother were or who my father was. I have lots of matches and have done a triangulation on Gedmatch.
I'm super confused. 75% Spanish Basque, Scottish, Irish, Russian, Jewish, Sardinian, Great Britain make up the rest. Where is the French?
I have found two second cousin matches and four 3rd cousin matches, and 35 4th cousin matches with almost all matches being Spanish Basque.
Which side is my birth father's side?
This has been my life's quest, searching for my family. Searching for my birth father.
Now, with DNA, I thought I could find him, but it's confusing to figure out which side is which?
How do know if these cousins are mine because maybe my birth mother's father is the common ancestor?