DNA is pretty cool. The technology behind identifying families and heritage is improving rapidly. I recently learned that I have some Scandinavian DNA. I knew about the Italian and other European bloodlines, but Scandinavian was a surprise.
It doesn’t match the surprise Jodi received. She signed up with Ancestry.com and a few years later was told she had a DNA match with someone that is probably her birth father. Jodi was put up for adoption when she was born in California and knew nothing about her birth parents.
Here adoptive family raised and loved her. Her adoptive parents passed a few years ago, and she has always had a little curiosity about her background. When the match on Ancestry was made, they started communications through email and Facebook and finally decided to meet. They had a small family reunion in Orem, Utah and I brought along my small camera (to not be too intrusive) and snapped a few photographs.
Since the reunion, Jodi has meet more of her birth family and traveled to California for more family reunions. She is a big fan of family history and so learning that she is part Greek was pretty cool. Family history is pretty fun.
By the way, this is not an ad for Ancestry. No one in their right mind would hire me as an advertiser.