ESA 2019 in the Press - iNews

UK's i News publishes piece on research presented at the 14th ESA Conference! 

Read the article by Katie Grant, published on 22 August 2019, here:

‘My sister and I are not who we thought we were’: How DNA testing kits are increasingly exposing long-held family secrets


"Discovering your roots has never been easier thanks to the trend for internet-based DNA testing kits – but those who want to trace their ancestors would be wise to think twice before sending off that swab. Some people are getting more than they bargained for by inadvertently unearthing long-buried secrets, stumbling upon information that can tear families apart, as well unite them. [...] Ms Barbier-Greenland and her colleagues spoke with nearly two dozen people in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, US and the Netherlands. Today, Thursday, she will speak at a conference in Manchester hosted by European Sociological Association where she will highlight the unintended consequences genealogy research can have on ordinary people’s lives. "

Katy Barbier-Greenland and Deborah Dempsey's presentation at the ESA 2019 conference is scheduled for session RS12_06, on Thursday 22 August 2019, at 2:00pm in GM.334.