Finding Birth AND Adoptive Families

Finding Birth AND Adoptive Families

Learning about her father’s birth family led to his adoptive family—and his own childhood. Thanks to DNA testing for family history and some diligent genealogy research, now she knows more about his TWO families. Since childhood, Cheryl knew her father was adopted—and...
DNA: Finding an Immigrant Ancestor

DNA: Finding an Immigrant Ancestor

Finding immigrant ancestors—and tracing them to an overseas birthplace—can be challenging. Here’s how one researcher used DNA to confidently identify an ancestor’s family and place of origin. His methods led to a new cousin—and a Portuguese branch on his family tree....