What DNA can’t tell us — The Legal Genealogist

How families are made It’s a common problem posed to anyone who works with DNA. A test result arrives and the results are a surprise. It turns out that the surname we treasure and are so proud of was very different back just a few generations. Or a man we knew as a beloved grandfather…

via What DNA can’t tell us — The Legal Genealogist.

Well said.

Mom told me her siblings weren’t all full siblings, but she never told me which were full siblings and which were half-siblings. So I treat any potential new siblings or half-siblings as family I haven’t met yet. Mom got me interested in genealogy not because she was a genealogist, but by talking about my half-sister Lorraine. It took 30 years to find Lorraine as Mom forgot certain key details and gave incorrect information on some important points.

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “What DNA can’t tell us,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 16 Feb 2020).


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