Genealogy

PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 2: CIVIL RECORDS

This is the second issue of a series of blog posts focused on Public Records. Each post in the series will focus on one type of record, including its source, and what type of information you may find in it. In PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 2, I will focus on civil records from the local county courthouse.

An Incidental Discovery: Finding my Dad with my DNA

An Incidental Discovery: Finding my Dad with my DNA

... What happened next was most unexpected. Right at the top of my match list was my closest relative, my Dad. Here we were three days before Fathers Day, and there it was, his name right in front of my face. There really are no words I can find to describe that moment, I nearly fell out of my chair.