So you’ve taken a DNA test….and discovered you have cousins who don’t look like you or pray like you. This shouldn’t be seen as the end of the world. Nor should it feel like the worst thing to happen to you in the entirety of your life.
It’s an opportunity.
When it comes to Americans, it’s an opportunity to cross the Rubicon and actually reach out to people you may not ordinarily speak to. As well as an opportunity to learn more about your family’s journey and history.
Here at Genealogy Adventures, we have tales about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to first contact with folks who do not look like us.
There are no etiquette guides for this tricky subject. Where’s Ms. Manners when you need her However, in this episode, Brian Sheffey and Donya Papoose Williams will share their thoughts and advice…especially where the unexpected family connection comes via slavery.
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