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THE JOY OF GENEALOGY: When you unearth a family secret, be careful what you do with it.

If you’ve ever explored genealogy, you’ve probably uncovered a family secret or two.

Some sociologists warn that if you dig too deep, you may get more than you bargained for.
Family secrets can run the gamut from the relatively tame taboos by today’s standards of illegitimate children, interracial and interfaith marriages to bigamy, mental illness into the darker depths of incest, suicide or murder.
We all begin our genealogy journey wanting to discover who our people were, especially in relation to who we are, but when we discover a family secret, we need to be prepared and decide how to handle the information.
It’s important to remember…
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A fifties' child, mom, wife, avid genealogy researcher, web contributor and author/owner of four blogs including Empty Nest Ancestry, Feathering the Empty Nest Nest, Top Web Blog Tips, Job Bully, and our extensive family genealogy database site at Blythe Genealogy.