Secret scandal: truth hidden for generations exposed with DNA testing

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Just wanted to share a recent stunning DNA test revelation.

This finding probably would have been devastating for all parties involved if it had come to light back in the day.  Today, it’s just a fascinatingly juicy detail that reveals more about a distant ancestor’s life.

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Good read: NPR’s ‘DNA, Genealogy And The Search For Who We Are’

wintertree1A recently published NPR article ponders the connection between DNA and family history and appears to the be the first piece in what could be an intriguing ongoing series.

Writer Alva Noë makes the distinction between genetic (or DNA) ancestors and pedigree ancestors, and touches on some important facts and thoughts to consider when it comes to utilizing consumer DNA testing as a tool for exploring one’s genealogy.

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The DNA plunge

img_0433I’ve always been a bit curious about geneatology – using DNA to trace family lines.

When the holidays came around this time, I had an urge to nab one of the discount offers out there. I did some research on the top three companies offering DNA testing for genealogical purposes and decided to take the plunge with FamilyTreeDNA.

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