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The DNA Journey

The DNA Journey: How Far Back Does Your “Family” Go?

A pondering on generations and disconnect

Photo by Rajiv Perera on Unsplash

I really like the above image. Even though it is not of my own family, it is a reflection of the inclusive rainbow that surrounds me when I am hanging out with my closest cousins, their partners, and kids.

My cousin Dianne is inadvertently the Big Mama of our tribe now, although she prefers the title Gammy…




A primer for those who have discovered something troubling or wholly unexpected on your genealogical path, and how to navigate past the rough spots to get to the real roots of who you are.

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Stephanie Renée

Stephanie Renée

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