After exchanging photos that proved a striking family resemblance, and then sharing stories … Using DNA from her father, she found an exact match with a family from the town where her grandfather was born. I was convinced to take this test on 23andMe by my mother, who wanted to know what my ethnic, regional, national background was. Ancestry tests provided by companies like 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and Helix are more popular than they’ve ever been. Two families with lifelong secrets unearthed because of home DNA test kits are now dealing with the truth. Keep up-to-date with all genealogy stories on IrishCentral here. Spit in a little tube, mail it in, and wait for the results. My dad was adopted in 1950. As more people have their DNA tested to see where in the world their ancestors …