Texas950 made contact again — and this time, she’s got more light to shed on her Vietnam vet relatives. After replying to Texas950’s message to me, I felt hopeful about
The previously elusive Ancestry.com cousin Texas950 messaged me back. Readers will recognize her as the Ancestry.com user who is also my mother’s alleged 1st-2nd cousin. After initially reaching out to her
A light introduction into the wacky world of biological genetics. Warning: this is going to be a boring post. “More boring than your other posts, Tony?” Shut up, dear reader.
Everyone has two family trees. Yes, even those of you who aren’t living a double-life and have another set of wife and kids. I’m not trained in this. I went
An unboxing and review of Ancestry.com’s DNA kit and what my brother’s Malort face looks like. Whenever I bring up my mission to find my grandfather to my fellow genealogists,
Get it? Because “mẹ” means mom in Vietnamese. Oh, c’mon. It’s a solid pun. After getting my results back from 23andMe, I knew that I had to get my
At this point, I’m convinced everyone is my cousin. I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I used to daydreamed about being related to someone famous or renowned when
What I found out about myself after paying $200 for strangers to look at my spit. I felt a familiar buzzing in my pocket and pulled out my phone as