What DNA can tell us
Every so often, even those of us who work with DNA test results on a regular basis are just astounded, not just by what DNA can do … but even more by what stories it tells.
This week, we got yet another lesson in the value of this amazing resource.
It’s not my story — not my family and not my story to tell — and you need to read it from the viewpoints of the people whose lives it has touched.
One family’s part of this story was written by a young woman named Jess. She is the granddaughter of a man born in New York in 1913. You can read Jess’ part of this story here: “And Who Would’ve Thought… It Figures.”1
The other family’s part of this story was written by a woman named Alice. She is the daughter of another man, also born in New York, also in 1913. You can read Alice’s part of this story here: “Switched at Birth: Unraveling a Century-Old Mystery with DNA.”2
Yeah, that title kind of gives away the ending, I know… but …
Just read these.
Read them both.
You won’t regret a minute of your time.
It’s that amazing a story.
This 21st century tool continues to astound us.
- Jess, “And Who Would’ve Thought… It Figures,” A Strange Kind of Pilgrimage, posted 22 Jan 2015 (https://strangepilgrimage.wordpress.com/ : accessed 28 Feb 2015). ↩
- Alice Plebuch, “Switched at Birth: Unraveling a Century-Old Mystery with DNA,” Your Genetic Genealogist, guest blog posted 27 Feb 2015 (http://www.yourgeneticgenealogist.com/ : accessed 28 Feb 2015). ↩