One sees advertisements for various genealogy DNA tests and which tests are the ‘best’ for you to choose. While doing ancestry research for quite a few years now, I have run across relationships that are hard to explain. Here’s an example I’ve learned of. Any resemblance to your family history is purely coincidental.
Albert came home from college one weekend in tears.
“Mom, am I adopted?” he asked.
“No, of course not,” replied his mom, “Why would you think such a thing?”
Albert showed her his genealogy DNA test results. There was no match for any of their relatives, but strong matches for a family who lived on the other side of the small South Dakota county seat town in which they lived.
Perturbed, his mother called her husband. “Honey, Albert has done a DNA test, and… and… I don’t know how to say this… but he may not be our son.”
“Well, obviously!” he replied.
Sensing something was up, Albert’s mother asked, “What do you mean by that?”
“It was your idea in the first place,” her husband continued. “You remember, that first night in the hospital when the baby did nothing but cry and scream for hours on end? And you asked me to change him.”
She replied, “Yes, I remember.”
“I picked a good one I reckon. Ever so proud of Albert,” he replied.
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