Ancestry Quest: How Stories of the Past Can Heal the Future (Paperback)
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Who am I? Where do I come from? Why am I the way I am?
In Ancestry Quest: How Stories of the Past Heal the Future, Mary Beth Sammons follows dozens of individuals as they delve deep into their family mysteries—attempting to discover the truth of their identities—all through the results of a simple DNA test and online ancestry searches.
Each journey is dramatically different: some joyously unite with long-lost siblings while others are forced to reckon with a fractured and devastating past. These stories, heart-wrenching and warming, intimate and inspiring, showcase and distill the lessons learned in the search for what makes us who we really are—and promise to redefine family in ways never before possible.
About the Author
Mary Beth Sammons is an award-winning journalist and author more than a dozen books including Living Life as a Thank You: The Transformative Power of Daily Gratitude and The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment. She is a cause-related communications consultant for numerous nonprofits and healthcare organizations including The Cristo Rey Network, Rush University Medical Center and more. She lives in Chicago’s suburbs. Mary Beth’s experience has run the gamut. She has been the Bureau Chief for Crain’s Chicago Business, a features contributor for The Chicago Tribune, Family Circle and The Irish American News, and a daily news reporter for The Daily Herald and AOL News.
Mary Beth's love of genealogy jumps out of the pages. [She] gives incredibly helpful, practical and consoling advice.
— Irish Lives Remembered