Any traditionally close relatives that you have not met/did not meet.

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Statistically speaking you have a sixth cousin twice removed, yet nobody would find it remarkable that you never formally met them.

This thread however is about the opposite. Have you never met any relatives that most would normally expect to meet (aunts, uncles, siblings/half siblings, cousins, grandparents, great aunts/uncles...) assuming that were alive to find that a reasonable chance.
Also counting any outlaws in this -- have you never met say the parents of your brother in law?
Bonus points as it were if they play a considerable role in the lives of those you have met -- barring looking like I would not be able to pick out various relatives of long term partners of various siblings from a lineup, this despite them being round theirs for dinner, holidaying and whatnot all the time and them still very much being in my life (they do fewer photos than me and none of us are on facebook et al).

More stories is more better but if you just want to note it and move on then so it goes.
I imagine there will be three main stories (they live far away*, they disowned us/we disowned them/possibly jail, and adoption, maybe even a bunch of those in combination) but others are cool too. If you were bored enough and wanting to be on a database such that one of those DNA tests was done did you find anything there?

*this may vary. UK to Australia is one such thing, and have heard many stories of that, but I have some Scottish (I could happily drive there within a day, though it would be a long day and would also involve the generally distasteful act of going to Scotland) cousins of my parents/aunts/uncles that I have never met despite them visiting a lot when they were young, in some cases still do, and are still signatories on various trusts. My ancestors were also all about the world traveller bit so there are also plenty of American relatives, and of my American cousins I have met but one (the oldest by a considerable margin) of their total of about 15 kids, despite meeting all of the UK bound mob's lot and unless I go out of my way are only likely to ever meet three.
 

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yes I don't know my dad family side because he never visited them when we were younger.

My dad never spoke about himself nor his brothers and sisters.

I have met one of my uncles but never there children's most of them close to my age I dont know what they look like.

I think I saw most of them later when my grandfather died in 2015 never again.

unlike my mother side most of them are friendly and I know all of them and what they look like.
 
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Never met my grandmother since she died before I was born. I would say it was a shame, but I never knew her so it is hard to miss her.

I also have some relatives in the US I have never met and I'm not sure if I will ever get to meet them.
 
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My grandmother from my father's side died a couple years ago, my father and my grandparents didn't want to talk because some fights or something, my father made peace with my grandfather though, so i did meet him a month or so ago (with all necessary precautions of course), he is what you'd expect from someone in their mid 80s who smoked and drank a lot in their youth
 

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Hmm... yes, lots-of-'em...

From my dad's side:
I never met Aunt Irene and Uncle Miguel because they passed away in 1990 and 2007 respectively.
It's obvious not meeting Irene for I was born in 1993, but uncle Miguel never really kept in contact with my father (it's a tragic and long story) it includes Miguel's wife and children's... cousins by paternal blood.

From my mom's side:
I've never met my uncle Edgar because he and two more fleed to the USA when I was about 6/7 years old.
All of them have been living in Chicago, Atlanta and I don't know where else for over 20 years now...
And yet another tragic story is the fact that I've never spent time with aunt Mary and cousin Gabe because they've lived locked in their house since I was born.
Basically my aunt left my family in order to get married with a business man, and this dude has never ever let her go outside or meet new people, not even to watch over my grandparents (yet another tragic story).
She's been living in an quite literal palace ever since she joined this guy. And it's strange at fits the purpose of your post because she lives literally 15 minutes away from us but we've never spent time together.
The only times I remember spending time with her was before I entered kindergarten, and I remember eating American Cheese while petting a black cat named Lisa.
But that's 1994/1996 only to stop seeing her forever since those days...

Sorry to burst your cool story bro bubble, but I'm omitting relatives that died before I was born.
 
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I have never met my Uncle Daniel. He did something horrible before I was born and my Mum hasn't spoke to him since. I have no idea if he is still alive or even what he looks like and mum has no photos of him and neither does the rest of the family. Even the smallest mention of his name causes all out riots in my family and even today nobody that knows will tell me what the horrible thing is he did.
 
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I have never met my Uncle Daniel. He did something horrible before I was born and my Mum hasn't spoke to him since. I have no idea if he is still alive or even what he looks like and mum has no photos of him and neither does the rest of the family. Even the smallest of mention of his name causes all out riots in my family and even today nobody that knows will tell me what the horrible thing is he did.

weinen.gif...that is one of the sadest Thing in Life.....I am very,very sorry for you and your Family,Amanda...
 
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On my dad's side I only know my dad, I have several aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins on that side I've never met due to my dad having estranged himself from them.

My mum we lost a couple of years ago and the rest of her family who I've never met still live in Poland, apart from my grandmother on that side who I don't talk to due to falling out a few years ago.
 
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