Jordan Carroll was intrigued by the stories passed down through generations that spoke of a Caucasian ancestor in his family. His entire family was African American—so this story led Jordan to try and track down the identity of this part of the family through 23andMe's DNA Relative tool.
Jordan reached out to a predicted fourth cousin online—and realized she was from a Caucasian family living in the same region of South Carolina where his mother's family was originally from. The connection kicked off a fact-finding mission. By supplementing his family's oral history with science and official records, Jordan revealed an extended branch of the family. It was not just a story or fiction, it was a fact.