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A Broken Tree

How DNA Exposed a Family's Secrets

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All families have stories and all families have secrets. Some stories can be hidden forever. Others come out over time, or suddenly through revelation. With the advent of easy to obtain and cheap DNA kits, more and more people are stumbling across biological secrets they never suspected, sometimes with happy outcomes, but sometimes with shocking results. In this book, the author provides a real-life example of the shocking revelations and aftermath of DNA investigation. Growing up as one of nine children, Stephen Anderson suspected from a young age that something was amiss. A chance accident, and a small crack in the history of his family broke open. More would come to be revealed as the author sets out on a journey to find answers to his questions. Any reader wondering what a DNA test might reveal will find here one extreme example of family secrets gone awry. As each member learns more about his or her own identity, new family members pop up, fade out, or pass away before relationships can be established or even revealed. More and more people are undergoing DNA tests and seeking to find long lost relatives though ancestry searches. What they find might upturn all their shared assumptions about family, identity, belonging, and history. Join Stephen as he uncovers his own family's secrets, the impact they've had on his life and his family's, and what they are all doing now to heal fresh wounds.

Product code: 9781538127421

ISBN 9781538127421
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H226xW145xS19
No. Of Pages 168
In an effort to discover the truth about his family, the author uses DNA testing and interviews to learn the real story behind his paternity and that of his eight brothers and sisters. What the DNA reveals, and how the author and siblings handle it, serves as a lesson to anyone undertaking ancestry research.