It's been a while since I've posted - gosh, life right? In addition to genealogy, one of my main hobbies is reading. I love learning about the human story. It's why I do what I do. That being said, I don't really do plugs for books.
I'm breaking that rule now. I'm March, I had the privilege of meeting a Frenchman named Nordine Mohamedi. Nordine has spent his entire life not really knowing very much about his American father. He took an AncestryDNA test and not only confirmed who his father was - he also became connected with his father's family. Nordine flew from France to Texas so that he could meet his father's sister and some of his cousins. I was part of that journey and met him too.
Y'all. Nordine wrote a book about his struggle to find his father, what his life was like growing up as a child of mixed heritage in France, and what his future goals are. I encourage you, strongly, to read his first-hand account of what a $100 DNA test can do for you, and how it can change your life. See the link to the book below. Buy it. This is what family history and genealogy is all about. It's why we do what we do, as researchers.
Read more about John's search: http://www.reporternews.com/story/news/2017/03/11/son-finds-father-he-never-knew-after-50-years/99013728/
I love family history and the various ways that it can be approached by researchers! I hope that this blog is interesting and inspiring!