Many people ask me about the scandal that piqued my interest in genealogy. The short version is that a close relative 'disappeared' when I was 4 years old and I stumbled across some information that proved he was really hiding in plain sight. By choice.
I located another not-so-distant relative through ancestry.com (an entire branch I had no idea existed!) and uncovered more skeletons and more scandal!
An AncestryDNA test revealed that 99% of my genetic makeup originates from the British Isles - England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.