Friday, December 20, 2013

Book recommendation

Finding Family:  My Search for Roots and the Secrets in my DNA by Richard Hill.

When he was 18 years old, Richard Hill accidentally found out that he was adopted. He embarks on a many year adventure trying to find out who his birth parents were.  He is not a genealogist and this happened in 1964 so it is fascinating to watch the steps that he takes to uncover information.  He runs into some of the same types of roadblocks that we still run into today.  In 1990 he has a DNA test done (I won’t tell you anything about what he found) so he was actually ahead of his time. I couldn’t put the book down.

Richard now runs a wonderful website called DNA Testing Advisor.  This is an excellent resource for adoptees.

Copyright © 2013 Michele Simmons Lewis

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