Got an adopted ancestor, conflicting records or other family history mystery on your hands? We'll show you how four genealogists are breaking through brick walls with DNA testing.
The name change at Ellis Island. The American Indian “princess.” The unbreakable brick wall. Every genealogist has a mystery lurking within his or her family tree. Often the subject of years of persistent research, the mystery is pulled out of dusty files and re-examined from time to time, in hopes that a new database or new clue will finally reveal the answer.
This is an incredible age for genealogists with unsolved mysteries. The advent of online access to old records has revolutionized genealogy and broken through thousands of brick walls. Yet some mysteries fail to yield their secrets despite all the tools the modern genealogist has at his disposal.