*The following recounts true and recent events. The names have been changed.
Sally had spent scores and scores of hours researching her family’s lineage, an interest she had begun to cultivate after her youngest headed off to college. By the time she finally got around to send a little spit off to a popular genealogy website she was certain about what the outcome would be – after all, she had memorized the family tree from her dad back to her great-great-Grandfather!
When the report arrived in the mail she opened it with pronounced anticipation and began to scan for Johansons. There were none. More slowly this time, she again perused the list of relatives and still no Johansons. She checked to make sure it was her report and not a case of mistaken identity. Hers. Wow!