A fascinating story about a man found abandoned during WWII near the river Thames in London when he was just four weeks old. His story is a wonderful illustration of the power of genetic research to complete the stories of those who are searching for their identities.
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Here are links to two recent articles of genealogical interest. Both deal with the consequences of DNA testing, one from each side of the issue.
DNA Testing Creates Wrenching Dilemmas for the Family Historian
From The Wall Street Journal – 20 July 2019.
He Took a DNA Test in Search of his Birth Father – and Found a Daughter Instead.
From NBC News – 14 Feb 2019
For those of you who may be interested, Ancestry DNA is on sale through tomorrow, March 18, 2019.
At least that’s the suggestion from one of the world’s largest ancestry DNA testing companies.
Last spring, Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and her twin sister, Carly, bought home kits from AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA, and mailed samples of their DNA to each company for analysis. Despite having virtually identical DNA, the twins did not receive matching results from any of the companies.
In most cases, the results from the same company traced each sister’s ancestry to the same parts of the world — albeit by varying percentages. But the results from California-based 23andMe seemed to suggest each twin had unique twists in their ancestry composition.
For more info on this phenomenon, check out the following websites:
Article reprinted from The New York Times Magazine, November 19, 2018. Click HERE to read the entire article.