DNA Doesn’t Match Father? When Your Dad is Not Your Dad

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So you just found out that your father…is not your father. Biologically-speaking, that is. You probably feel shellshocked. Hoodwinked. Dazed. Having your identity shattered is about as fun as getting a root canal without anesthetic. As one Quora user put it, There are not words to describe the engulfing, all-consuming shock I experienced (and still […]

Unexpected DNA Matches: When DNA Testing Reveals Family Secrets

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fbw9uiYOkV0 You’ve taken a DNA test and found one or more unexpected matches. Buckle up: your family history is a bit more…complicated than you’ve been led to believe. You’re about to learn that your family tree has more roots, branches, twigs, and leaves than you realized. This could rock some boats. Shake some family trees. […]

How to Find My Birth Mother (and Should I?)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGSyxqoa5jo Closed adoptions are less common in the 21st century, but in decades past they were the norm. If you’re the product of a closed adoption, the decision to seek out your biological mother is a big one. Adult adoptees are often filled with questions. You might be wondering some of these yourself: How to […]

Irish Genealogy: A Guide To Tracing Your Irish Family History

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcHJFl0Ck7E If you have Irish ancestry and have started tracing your Irish family tree, you’ve probably noticed that Irish genealogy is…complicated. What with Ireland’s wars, schisms, and a lack of a cohesive public records system, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Fortunately, this article can help you get on your way to tracking […]