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How often do maternal-paternal lines share ancestors?

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How often do maternal-paternal lines share ancestors?

Posted: 1361650397000
Classification: Query
If I have constructed my tree correctly (and I believe this part is accurate), I have discovered that my mother and father share a common set of great+ grandparents. On my father's maternal side, this couple is 13th generation. On my mother's maternal side, this same couple is 14th generation. The son of these two continued my mother's line, and his sister continued my father's line.

I am new to researching ancestors, so I'm wondering if more experienced members have encountered this phenomenon before.

So, any guesses on how often this sort of thing occurs?

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CE_Bollinger 1361650397000 
daciodan 1361653142000 
ld612 1361671626000 
falsterden 1362437227000 
redheadzrule 1423024768000 
ld612 1423043454000 
jmyoung365 1423086852000 
falsterden 1423098807000 
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