I never thought that I would refer to a book about DNA as riveting, but the time has come. Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA by Richard Hill is a well-written tale of a man who spends many years searching for his biological family and eventually, through the use of DNA and genetic genealogy, is finally able to solve the mystery of his birth.
From the first page, the reader is drawn into the plight of a young man who discovers that he is not who he thought he was. Over the course of more than forty-five years, Richard Hill searches to find the true identity of his parents. Hill uses some conventional and some less well-known techniques for obtaining information. There is much to be learned from both the successes and the problems that Richard encountered.
This gripping true story is an absolute page turner. Whether you are an adoptee, a genealogist, or someone who likes a good story, Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is worth every minute. Both those who are just starting their journey and those who have many years of experience will likely come away with a couple of new tricks up their sleeves. Once you open the book, don’t plan to do anything else until you’ve reached the final page.
Trade Paperback, 260 pages
Published August 2012
ISBN 13: 9781475190830
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