Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA

Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA

Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how he pieced together the long-kept secret of his own origins. This highly suspenseful book is a page-turning saga of personal detective work that will appeal to anyone who loves a good mystery. But this isn't fiction. It's an engrossing account of an adopt Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA is Richard Hill's true and intensely personal story of how ...

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Title:Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA
Author:Richard Hill
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B00992NT44
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:247 pages pages

Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA Reviews

  • Kristie
    Nov 16, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

  • Beth
    Jun 16, 2013

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

  • Doug
    Mar 24, 2014

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

  • Barbara
    Jan 24, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

  • Carol
    Feb 23, 2018

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

  • Diane
    Jul 19, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

    Wonderful story. I enjoyed the ups and downs of Richard's journey to find out who he really was genetically. This book will be a great help to anyone who is researching their ancestry/adoption using DNA. I bought an extra copy and donated it to my locale library hoping it will help oth...

    This was an interesting read, especially since, as an adoptee, I am in the process of trying to connect with my birth father. The story of this man's search, combined with how he ended up using DNA to settle once and for all who his father was, could provide good information for any me...

    Great real life mystery story! Fascinating story of Richard Hill's decades long search for his biological parents. Lots of twists and turns and misinformation complicated his search. Along the way he met new family and friends that might have been but didn't turn out to be family. A...

  • Janice
    Jun 30, 2017

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

  • Helen
    Aug 15, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

  • Michele
    Oct 31, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

    Wonderful story. I enjoyed the ups and downs of Richard's journey to find out who he really was genetically. This book will be a great help to anyone who is researching their ancestry/adoption using DNA. I bought an extra copy and donated it to my locale library hoping it will help oth...

  • Trish
    Jan 20, 2014

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

    Wonderful story. I enjoyed the ups and downs of Richard's journey to find out who he really was genetically. This book will be a great help to anyone who is researching their ancestry/adoption using DNA. I bought an extra copy and donated it to my locale library hoping it will help oth...

    This was an interesting read, especially since, as an adoptee, I am in the process of trying to connect with my birth father. The story of this man's search, combined with how he ended up using DNA to settle once and for all who his father was, could provide good information for any me...

  • Mary Alaga
    Nov 19, 2014

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

  • Connie
    Mar 23, 2016

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

  • Kelly
    Aug 23, 2014

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

  • Shari
    Dec 25, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

    Wonderful story. I enjoyed the ups and downs of Richard's journey to find out who he really was genetically. This book will be a great help to anyone who is researching their ancestry/adoption using DNA. I bought an extra copy and donated it to my locale library hoping it will help oth...

    This was an interesting read, especially since, as an adoptee, I am in the process of trying to connect with my birth father. The story of this man's search, combined with how he ended up using DNA to settle once and for all who his father was, could provide good information for any me...

    Great real life mystery story! Fascinating story of Richard Hill's decades long search for his biological parents. Lots of twists and turns and misinformation complicated his search. Along the way he met new family and friends that might have been but didn't turn out to be family. A...

    I read this book in one night. I really couldn't put it down. I'm not adopted, yet one doesn't need to be. The true story pulls you in right away. I had already done the Ancestry DNA test, but this inspired me to take the 23andme test as well as the Family Tree mtDNA test. ...

  • Matthew Harbowy
    Sep 13, 2012

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

  • Annette Cook
    Dec 25, 2012

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

  • Kim
    Aug 10, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

  • Karen
    Jul 21, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

  • Lauren
    Nov 17, 2012

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

  • Debra
    Aug 10, 2013

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

  • Richard Hill
    Sep 13, 2012

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

  • India
    Jan 31, 2018

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

  • Edith
    Jun 29, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

  • Carola
    Dec 27, 2012

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

  • Toni Mccreash
    Feb 05, 2017

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

  • Lyn
    Aug 13, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

  • Jeri Corbitt
    Oct 31, 2014

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

  • Patrick Finney
    Jun 26, 2014

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

    Wonderful story. I enjoyed the ups and downs of Richard's journey to find out who he really was genetically. This book will be a great help to anyone who is researching their ancestry/adoption using DNA. I bought an extra copy and donated it to my locale library hoping it will help oth...

    This was an interesting read, especially since, as an adoptee, I am in the process of trying to connect with my birth father. The story of this man's search, combined with how he ended up using DNA to settle once and for all who his father was, could provide good information for any me...

    Great real life mystery story! Fascinating story of Richard Hill's decades long search for his biological parents. Lots of twists and turns and misinformation complicated his search. Along the way he met new family and friends that might have been but didn't turn out to be family. A...

    I read this book in one night. I really couldn't put it down. I'm not adopted, yet one doesn't need to be. The true story pulls you in right away. I had already done the Ancestry DNA test, but this inspired me to take the 23andme test as well as the Family Tree mtDNA test. ...

    A spectacular read! A perfect book for someone looking for their family! I found mine at the age of 60 and could relate to Richard?s story. What a story! You won?t be able to put it down until you finish the book! ...

  • Bob Grenier
    Nov 15, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

  • Darrell Craig
    Nov 11, 2015

    I read this awhile ago and should have written a review at that time so this may be a bit vague. At a doctor visit just before college Hill learns that the parents he loves and believed birthed him did not. He does not confront his parents with this knowledge for quite some time yet...

    Since it's my personal story and I wrote the book, I love it. No surprise there. ...

    This book offers so much more than genealogy and DNA! From the perspective of an adoptee who is an only child, his idea of family is loaded with some great expectations. Mr. Hill has many insightful revelations about what this word means to him throughout his journey to find his biolo...

    I could not put this book down. The author's search and success in finding his birth father through a combination of research and DNA testing, long after his father's death,was an inspiration for me in my search. Riveting and inspiring! ...

    Overall, this is an excellent book for the beginning genealogist. Many people will be inspired by the successes and difficulties that Richard faced, and he has written this in a very readable, linear narration. With so many unknowns and blind corners as he faced, this book should also ...

    I came across this book last weekend while searching our local library's catalog for basic books on DNA and genetics. I am an adoptee currently searching for additional biological relatives. The information Mr. Hill provided regarding the various genetic testing options available was e...

    This memoir is a tale of perseverance over many years in one man's search for answers about his origins. The effort he put into his search is enormous. I understand what drives him because I am still searching. It is one of very few books that incorporate the magic of DNA testing as an...

    I couldn't put this book down. I was intrigued from page one until the very last page. Mr. Hill did an exceptionally good job at telling his story, beginning from when he disovered he was adopted and through his journey to find his birth parents and family. A great lesson in using gene...

    Because I love family history, this book was a great read. It's about a man that was adopted and his journey to find his biological family. It was a fast read. I read it in two days. I thought it was a fascinating story. It also broadened my understanding of DNA and its use in family h...

    I was introduced to this title at a genealogy workshop we recently attended. In addition to a fascinating human interest story, this book includes numerous insights in record searching and discovery also of use in genealogy research. ...

    I loved this book, it was an easy read, hard to put down, with lots of suspense to keep the reader interested. I think an audience from late- teens to 100 years old would enjoy this book. It would make a good birthday or Christmas gift. ...

    I couldn't put this down (except for sleep and work)! It's a fascinating true story of one adopted man's quest to find the truth about his biological parents and heritage. ...

    Great genealogy book! Loved the research and the great discoveries ...

    This self published book is the story of an adoptees search for his birth parents. He was one of the first people to successfully use DNA testing for genetic genealogy. He documented his search, over the course of about 30 years. Mr. Hill was very resourceful and his book is full of gr...

    I found this book uplifting and emotional because it paralleled with my own search for family. I admire his strength and courage because I know just how much you need to pursue this topic. I?d recommend this book to anyone searching for family or if you like to see a real mystery unf...

    Scrolling through the Nonfiction section at NetGalley, I saw the title of this book and it grabbed my attention. I was curious about the author's journey in finding his truths because I too wondered about my own ancestors. While my own discoveries were interesting, the author's road wa...

    My review as posted on Netgalley: I very much enjoyed reading Richard's story of discovering his origin. The book had a wonderful pace and the real life characters were well developed. The author wrote beautifully about his parents, the Hills, Jackie and the people in her life, never j...

    Finding Family was an engaging read with the best possible outcome for the author. Mr Hill's decency and thoughtfulness rang through this book as he made the decision to search for his biological family. I appreciated how thoroughly he outlined the process and how he never whitewashed ...

    This is a true story about a man who discovered he was adopted. His adopted parents never told him about his birth mother although they supported her during the last months of her pregnancy and paid all expenses. He learns about this accidentally just before starting college. He beg...

    This book is a fantastic read. It hooks you on the first page. This is the story of an adopted man's journey to find his birth parents. It took him over 30 years to answer his questions, but one of the many lessons of this book is that don't give up. He documented and analyzed every an...

    This book was fascinating from beginning to end and filled with useful information, not too hard to understand. It was also an eye-opening book in that I never thought about how hard it must be for those who were adopted and have no starting point to begin a search for family. I nee...

    Finding Family What a wonderful book. Richard Hill accidentally learns of his adoption. What he does next is remarkable. Hill continued to respect and honor is parents waiting until the best time to reveal his knowledge. Later we follow him on his journey towards the discovery of his ...

    One of the best books I have ever read. It's about a man who finds out he's adopted and doesn't decide to persue it until he is 32. But his story is about him doing DNA testing to find his biological roots. I think his first DNA test was in the late 80s-early 90s. Tests that long ago a...

    For those in search, they will find it fascinating and helpful. My father was adopted in Illinois which was closed till only a few years ago. We received his original birth certificate only two years ago. After reading Richards book, I realize now that even these documents are speculat...

    Wonderful story. I enjoyed the ups and downs of Richard's journey to find out who he really was genetically. This book will be a great help to anyone who is researching their ancestry/adoption using DNA. I bought an extra copy and donated it to my locale library hoping it will help oth...

    This was an interesting read, especially since, as an adoptee, I am in the process of trying to connect with my birth father. The story of this man's search, combined with how he ended up using DNA to settle once and for all who his father was, could provide good information for any me...

    Great real life mystery story! Fascinating story of Richard Hill's decades long search for his biological parents. Lots of twists and turns and misinformation complicated his search. Along the way he met new family and friends that might have been but didn't turn out to be family. A...

    I read this book in one night. I really couldn't put it down. I'm not adopted, yet one doesn't need to be. The true story pulls you in right away. I had already done the Ancestry DNA test, but this inspired me to take the 23andme test as well as the Family Tree mtDNA test. ...

    A spectacular read! A perfect book for someone looking for their family! I found mine at the age of 60 and could relate to Richard?s story. What a story! You won?t be able to put it down until you finish the book! ...

    Very informative about the ways to find Birthparents and other family members. Since my daughter is adopted I was very inquisitive about ways to search for her birth parents. The methods he used were very helpful. I'll be sure to pass this on. ...