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Old 07-27-2017, 07:22 PM
Status: "Guns don't kill people. Planned parenthood kills people." (set 20 days ago)
 
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If you can't read it, delete the washington post cookies or just open the page with a different browser. Worked for me.
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Old 07-27-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Good luck! although apparently it helps if you have a relative who is literally a rocket scientist! lol!
I am about to start with a large sheet of paper and a pencil!
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Old 07-27-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: League City, Texas
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Fascinating--thanks!
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Old 07-27-2017, 10:08 PM
 
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Ok. I reset the cookies.

Wow! There was some serious research there. That loss of culture probably would have been devastating for the dad because he was so ingrained in the culture.

There is a person I would like to take a dna test to find out her great grandfather's real identity, but doubt she will. Her great grandfather and my great grandfather ran moonshine and were killed together. They were both living under aliases at the time. My great grandfather's real identity was discovered, but not her great grandfather's. I suspect the two were related to each other as 'cousins' because you can't trust just anyone with your still. Lol!
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Wow. That was a powerful and amazing article. Thanks for posting it.
Gave me goosebumps reading it.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:31 PM
 
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Use google chrome incognito to open the link. So if I use 23andme, my results get published in some vast database that might allow others to find me if they are genetically linked to me like in the article?
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:23 AM
 
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An incredible story and one that is achingly familiar. A member of my extended family is in a similar situation. I can't give the details, but the pain of finding out you are not who you think you are can be extremely painful.
I know who I am....no DNA test needed. Why open that can of worms! If it is even "true".
Mae
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:28 AM
 
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Fascinating story

And I am never doing one of those tests.
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Old 07-28-2017, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Ozark Mountains
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I can not read it, someone should "copy and paste" it and post it on here.
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Old 07-28-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: The analog world
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I know who I am....no DNA test needed. Why open that can of worms! If it is even "true".
Mae
While I get your overall point, genealogists and family historians often pursue this hobby because they want to understand their connections with others. It's part of how we define ourselves. To have that up-ended with DNA can bring about a painful identity crisis. But your caution is well-heeded. If one is not prepared to face the family skeletons, it's best not to go looking for them.
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