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Woman finds dad on ancestry site, thought he had died

Krista Brian, 37, grew up bouncing from home to home in Sacramento and eventually asked about her heritage. Her aunt and uncle told her that her father killed himself when she was an infant. (WFTV / CNN Newsource)

ORLANDO (WFTV / CNN Newsource / WKRC) - A California woman had thought her father died years ago. That was until she tracked him down through an ancestry website.

Krista Brian, 37, grew up bouncing from home to home in Sacramento and eventually asked about her heritage.

Her aunt and uncle told her that her father killed himself when she was an infant.

"They sat me down and then they told me, you know what, you're Mexican. That's what your nationality is."

Not knowing who her dad's family was, she decided to investigate on ancestry.com.

The results reveled she was not Hispanic.

"I was shocked to find out I was African American," she said.

The website put her in contact with a potential family member who thought she resembled someone she knew.

That man, Andrew Baker, was her father. He and Krista confirmed their findings through an independent lab in January.

"It was the best Christmas present I could have ever had," Krista said.


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