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  1. I seriously doubt that 1st degree cousins include 1/2 1st cousins.  Where do you get your information?

    Wikipedia is not a credible reference site. You may as well get your information from theonion.com.

    I can find no American legal chart that explains what a 1st degree cousin is! It is different in Cannon law, genealogy and various legal systems around the world.

    I emailed an attorney in Ill who wrote an article, "Can you marry a cousin in Ill?" Maybe he will give me a straight answer.

    If you can find the original wiki article and find the reference citation for these facts, that could be helpful. Much of the stuff on there is not cited and can't be trusted. Any Tom, Dick, or Harry can edit those pages.

    The links given in the reply do not say that half first cousins can marry in Illinois. Cousins of the first degree includes half-cousins. They can't marry unless they're unable to have children. Wikipedia says that first cousins, including half, can't marry in Illinois unless sterile and that out-of-state first cousin marriages are not recognised by Illinois.

  2. http://www.cousincouples.com/info/statelaws.htm#IL

    I've spent well over 100 hours working on the state law page, http://www.cousincouples.com/?page=states, and I know how confusing the laws can be. It appears that your state makes a distinction between "half and full blood;" read the statue at the very top of this message. A word of caution, it could have changed. This was copied more than 10 years ago. You should be able to find the current law at your state's legislative website.

    It doesn't appear to prohibit 1/2 cousins from marrying. The "clerk" you spoke to isn't an attorney or a paralegal. You could ask a local family law attorney just to be sure, or possibly even ask the judge if you must. Personally, I would just get married and be done with it. If they insist that you can't marry, you could marry in Tennessee.

    Anyone would have a heck of a time proving the law includes half cousins who married out of state. Just go for it. It appears legal to marry in your state or Tenn., but I am not an attorney either.

    Let me know if you find out anything different.

  3. Good advice Lori.

    First, you are not double cousins. I am not convinced that there is an increased risk in this case. In some countries, 80 percent of the population STILL marry cousins. And their children marry cousins. I have no idea how this relates to increased birth defects, but I think it is minimal or perhaps nonexistent. I have been wondering about this for some time. If someone has seen stats on the effect of generations of cousin marriages, I would like to see it.

    If you are concerned, please see this website: http://www.nsgc.org/

  4. Correct. Siblings are not only taboo but illegal with heavy criminal penalties everywhere that I am aware of. I don't know of any websites that deal with that subject matter. Initially, I thought you were a troll.

    Your relationship is really really far out there. Nothing good can come of it. In fact, it is so far out that I am speechless. Are you sure that you want to pursue this? I can think of nothing else that would ostracize one faster or more completely. This is not a healthy avenue for either of you.

  5. I'm not endorsing this, just reposting it. You guys know the standard warning we give... -KC


    Hey KC-

    I'm beginning the very early stages of research and outreach into the world of cousin marriages for a new cast contingent documentary TV series following the lives of married cousin couples and I'd love to talk with you and get any insight or direction and also ask if you wouldn't mind my posting our "casting call" on the site. 

    I work for Happy Owl Media a Brooklyn based reality and documentary production company that was founded in 2009 by partners Kathleen Minton and Pauline Mason. With over 20 years of combined production experience and 300 hours of television shows, Happy Owl is well respected for great storytelling, compelling characters and cinematic style known for ratings-driven, award-winning television- you can get a better idea of the company if you'd please click on...http://happyowlmedia.com/

    I'm a development/casting producer so my job is to go out and see if I can find a dynamic cast of people to follow with the cameras in order to paint a compelling enough portrait of that world to keep viewers glued to their TV sets.  The series is cast contingent, meaning the cast green lights the budget but also the cast defines in some respects the show- because there really is no script so at this point in terms of what the series would be about it's essentially about a vivd group of married couples who also happen to be cousins.  They basically just need to be fun to watch.

    I'd really love the opportunity to speak with you and get any insight into the world of cousin marriage, where might be good to find people and what to look out for and appreciate any feedback whatsoever.  Also would be happy to give you any more detail on myself or Happy Owl Media.

    Here's the casting call copy:


    Major cable network seeking married couples ages 18-55 who are legally wed to their first cousins for a new documentary series.  Did you fall head over heels for a biological cousin, have become each others soul mate and want to show the world how there's nothing wrong with it?  A new documentary series is looking to explore the world of first cousin matrimony and would love to talk with you.  Please contact Manny at [email protected] ASAP

    Thanks again for your time, energy and any help whatsoever.  Please feel free to call or e-mail with any questions.

    Manny Bosgang

    Casting & Development

    Happy Owl Media


  6. The admin password only allows you to make changes to the router's settings. Change it. It is usually admin or password,or 1234.

    THe wifi password will keep out everyone else. Make it unique. Write it down.

    Have fun naming you network. If you have bad neighbors , could use "neighbor in room 1A is a thief... :evil:

  7. Suppose you neighbors are child porn freaks. They download lots of it through your unprotected wifi. Months  go  by , then  suddenly the FBI is knocking YOUR door down with military rifles pointed in your face. Your dog gets shot right off the bat.

    This  happens too frequently. To protect yourself , you  must secure your wifi connection. At the least, uninvited guests will be leaching your bandwidth, slowing you down to a crawl.

    To  secure your network, you simply run  your router's setup utility. Here are some sample images of what you are looking for. Make sure you add a password and try  to use  Wep2 for security. This will keep the pervs and leaches away. If someone asks to use you network, tell them you don't Have the bandwidth. And then act stupid.

    You may have to google your routers manual to find the steps to enter setup and change the settings.

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  8. Even without genetics at play, cousins share so much in common that it would seem natural for them to hookup. GSA is probably a factor too. It shouldn't apply to 2nd cousins so much since they aren't genetically more similar than strangers. But they are probably very similar in social/economic terms which people look for in selecting a mate.

    "Positive assortative mating " might describe second cousins better than GSA. Then again those terms may be synonymous lol. I would have to double check.

  9. Interestingly, many states have passed laws to stop Mormans from marrying underage relatives. The new Texas law that prohibits marriage between cousins was targeted at the 'runaway' Mormon sects. I'm not bashing, I just think it is interesting.

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