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The Stranger in My Genes
A Memoir
Bill Griffeth

New England Historic Genealogical Society



Contents

• Introduction
• PART I
• The E-mail
• My Family, as I Knew It
• “You're Still My Little Brother”
• Nothing Makes Sense
• Grandma Griffeth
• Swab Carefully
• “Families Are Good at Keeping Secrets”
• Outlier
• Chuck's Test Results Arrive
• The Mystery of Ansel Griffeth
• “I'm Done with This Whole DNA Thing”
• Losing My Father
• Can I Still Do My Job?
• A Lesson from Family History
• Results
• “Nothing Has Changed in Your Life”
• PART II
• Who Is My Father?
• Mom's Complicated Family
• “I Want to Be Your Mother”
• “Let's Talk about My DNA Issue”
• Mistake
• Doug's Family Secret
• Back to “Normal”
• PART III
• “Meeting” My Father
• My New Truth
• Mom Makes the First Move
• “Do You Recognize Him?”
• My New Family History
• Dear Mr. Wyman
• “Are You Taking Notes?”
• Finding My Father
• Father's Day
• New Ancestor Hunt
• Epilogue
• Acknowledgments

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