Left in Cardboard Boxes, Sisters Find Each Other 50 Years Later

People Magazine featured the story of sisters abandoned in cardboard boxes as infants being reunited after 50 years and then finding their birth mother. This is their story.  In 1948 a baby girl named Abbie Green was born and then given up for adoption that same day. Growing up she was always curious about who her “real” Read More

The DNA Journey: What Happens When 67 Strangers Take DNA Tests

Think you know where you come from? Think you know what you’re made of? Ancestry and international travel search site Momondo invited seventy-six people to take AncestryDNA tests to find the answers. We were as surprised as they were by their results. Ready to go on your very own DNA Journey? It’s just a click Read More

The DNA Journey: What Happens When 67 Strangers Take DNA Tests

Think you know where you come from? Think you know what you’re made of? Ancestry and international travel search site Momondo invited 67 people to take AncestryDNA tests to find the answers. We were as surprised as they were by their results. When Your Genes Know Better Aurelie, a spunky French woman living in London, was one of the test Read More

Native American DNA: Where It Started, and Where It Nearly Ended

About 23,000 years ago, a hardy band of 10,000 people crossed a frozen land bridge connecting Asia and North America. Those Ice Age travelers — about as many as would fit in a minor league baseball stadium today — became the ancestors of all Native Americans. And then, 500 years ago, their DNA suggests that Read More

9 Wild Things You Can Discover From a DNA Test

Thinking about taking one of those DNA tests you’ve heard about on TV or seen advertised online? Get ready for what could be a wild (and amazing) ride. Here are 9 discoveries regular ol’ people have made after taking a DNA test. You Could Find out You’re Irish Two out of three AncestryDNA test takers have come up Read More

You Can’t Clone Celebrities From a Lock of Hair But DNA Can Unlock Your Past

Forget cloned dinosaurs — will the real tourist attraction of the future involve cloned celebrities? From literary giants to rock legends, celebrities’ locks are a sought-after commodity by certain types of collectors. In February 2016, a man paid $35,000 for a 4-inch lock of John Lennon’s hair, a keepsake of the Beatles’ frontman that a Read More

Queens Native Trades Lederhosen for Kilt After DNA Test

Growing up, Kyle Merker believed he was German. His parents told him he was German when they dressed him in children’s lederhosen for his Germanic dance performances, and they told him he was German when they fed him schnitzel. For 50 years, Merker believed his ancestors were German. So imagine his surprise when a genetic test Read More

My Small Family Tree Became a Towering Redwood With Ancestry DNA

This post originally appeared on GeekDad.   For many families, knowing your relatives is a priority. In other families, knowing your aunts, uncles, cousins, even ancestors isn’t as important. My immediate family falls into the second category. My parents didn’t make an effort to maintain relations with their families or keep records regarding their grandparents. Read More