Genetics can say a lot about a person. For the majority of his life, Joel Gottfried thought he knew everything about his upbringing. That all changed after he took an at-home DNA test. When Gottfried finally got his results, he soon realized that his entire life had been a lie.
Researching His Family Tree
It can be fun researching ancestors and learning about their history. Joel Gottfried decided he would do just that.
First, he began searching on his father’s side of the family and noticed there were a lot of documents available. Gottfried learned they were Jews who fled Europe and arrived at Ellis Island.