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Subject: [DNA-NEWBIE] DNA testing turns up surprises
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:54:35 -0500
From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution web site:
> DNA testing turns up surprises
> 147 similarly named people trace roots
> By Alan Zarembo
> Los Angeles Times
> Sunday, January 25, 2009
> In a search for their ancestors, more than 140 people with variations
> of the last name Kincaid have taken DNA tests and shared their results
> on the Internet.
> They have found war heroes, sailors and survivors of the Irish potato
> They also have stumbled upon bastards, liars and two-timers.
> Much of it is ancient history, long-dead ancestors whose dalliances
> are part of amateur genealogy. But sometimes the findings strike
> closer to home.
> In one case, two brothers were surprised to discover they had
> different fathers. They confronted their elderly mother, who denied
> the most obvious possibilities —- that she been unfaithful to her
> husband, the man they had always known as Dad, or that one son was
> “It has been traumatic for some to discover their true lineage through
> the DNA tests,” said Don Kincaid, the 76-year-old Texan who oversees
> the Kincaid surname project and witnessed the brothers’ ordeal.
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