African-Americans find it difficult to trace history

For many African-Americans, family history can be difficult — in some cases nearly impossible — to trace.

Now, new technology allows people of African descent to trace their ancestry by analyzing their DNA.

Our own Judi Gatson was curious about her own history beyond her immediate family.

Judi’s parents were married in 1964. She says she spent plenty of time with both sets of grandparents. On her mother’s side, there was Emily and Jim from Daphne, Alabama. On her dad’s side, there was Dorothy and Charles lived in St. Louis, Missouri.

Through family research, we’ve discovered some surprising South Carolina connections. Read More

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