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DNA dilemma

What would you do? Risk upsetting a family, by ‘reuniting’ a father with his longlost child – or deny a daughter the chance to know her dad? Debbie Kennett, David Annal and Mary Evans help a reader decide the best way forward

DIPLOMATIC ANSWERS TO GENETICS

Our exper ts advise

Every week we receive numerous interesting questions from readers seeking answers to family history problems they have. However, when this particular question from Stuart arrived at Family Tree HQ we knew we had a very different sort of problem on our hands, one with no simple answer and which could have very upsetting consequences. To try and explore different aspects of the issue, and to get a balanced view, we asked three respected researchers (Debbie Kennett especially for her genetic genealogical knowledge; David Annal and Mary Evans for their many decades of traditional research experience) for their opinions as to how the problem should be handled.

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About Family Tree

Make the most of hibernation indoors this winter with our January 2018 issue. It’s full of family history tips and stories, plus a masterclass guide to essential church records. In addition, there are this issue’s Family Tree Academy challenges for our genealogy learn-along. If you have a new smart phone or device, you’ll love our new series with technology tips for family historians (don’t miss a trick that the web or your mobile can help you out with!). There is so much to enjoy, there’s no time to waste! Wishing you a very Happy New Year of family history to come.