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Justin Prince learns about his ancestry

FOX 55's Justin Prince learns about ancestry

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 11:49 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2018 11:49 PM

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d-n-a testing is changing the way people learn about their heritage. through programs like 23 and me and ancestry dot com, anyone can learn about what makes them, them. today marked the start of the federation of genealogical society's 20-18 conference downtown. fox 55's abby jackson was at the conference and learned more about one of our own. )everything about who you are is made up in your dna. genealogists can look back several generations and reveal things you never thought possible. "for anybody who's starting out, the standard advice is start with what you know. pull your own records." ) our very own justin prince was among the broadcasters chosen this year to get his own dna tested, with a cheek swab, and some research, he confirmed he's the cheese eating, football playing, wisconsinite we all know and love, coming from a long line of farmers. "many of you know, it's one of the few times i've actually been speechless in my life, so it was just such a fun, cool moment for me." )but just like every story, there's more to justin's. "he's actually got ancestors who were caught up in the salem witch trials of the 1690's. his 8th great grandmother was one of the accused." )yes, that's right, justin can be traced to the salem witch trials. "to find out that i had some salem witch trial type of stuff in my family as well was completely shocking and unreal to me." )the same testing used to discover where your favorite sports broadcaster came from can also be used to solve crimes. "that's a whole different ball game, so people have to actually take that information and put it into a third party website." )but justin plans to take his new found heritage and dig deeper. in fort wayne abby jackson fox 55 news. the exhibit hall is still open tomorrow from 9 to 5 and saturday from 9 to 3. it's free to
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