Monday, April 27, 2009

A Terrific Use for DNA Testing

Can you imagine walking up on the street with a gash on your head, your wallet gone, and worst of all not having a clue as to your identity? And then you recover from your physical wounds only to find that you are not eligible to get a social security card so you can work and support yourself because you can't prove your identity?

That's what happened to a man named Kyle. And my friend Forensic Genealogist Colleen Fitzpatrick, co-founder of IdentiFinders, a California based company that does genetic genealogy detecting is on the case. (Listen to my interview with Colleen Fitzpatrick about another fascinating case she's worked on in Genealogy Gems Podcast Episode 54)

Read this fascinating story and see the face of the man who is not only in search of his family history, but also of the key: his name.

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