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Ancestry and other DNA-testing companies are bringing old family secrets to light. These friends are now dealing with the truth about their fathers.
The commercial, set in the Civil War era, features a white man asking a black woman to escape to the North with him so they can “be together.”
Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane met about 60 years ago.
Sales of the DNA kit increased by 700 percent in just one day.
The founding fathers may have all been white men in wigs, but their descendants certainly aren't.
The officer claims his colleagues began to make derogatory comments and jokes after he told them of his DNA results.
How I found my family, but lost my mind, through DNA.
Recently there have been many stories on African Americans who are doing genetic tests to trace their roots. In this way
Although nothing materially changes when you know your ancestry, somehow it ameliorates part of the mystery of who you are and where you came from. Just because of a little bit of spit in a test tube, I now know at least part of the story of my forebears - as told by my DNA.
All sorts of information is just a few clicks away.
There is a natural and universal desire to know who we are and where we come from. Ancestry gives people the tools to discover more about themselves by uncovering unique family stories and documents, by connecting with relatives (known and unknown), by building out their family tree, and through our AncestryDNA test.
We are living in an exciting time, indeed historic, with the incredible advent of DNA testing being so readily accessible and affordable