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Man Solves 74-Year-Old Mystery of Lost Father

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Jean Powers
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A Hemet, California, man and his siblings discovered that their father, who had abandoned them as young children, later had a second family.

Abigail Adams’s Secret Business Ventures: Echoes

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Jean Powers
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Abigail Adams held strong views about women’s economic rights. She invested money she considered her own and, in her will, “she bequeathed all of her property to her granddaughters, her nieces, her daughters-in-law and her female servants.”

Family Tree’s Startling Roots

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Jean Powers
Associate Editor

Research for this season’s “Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” which debuted Sunday on PBS, revealed that comedian and actress Wanda Sykes “has the longest continuously documented family tree of any African-American we have ever researched.”

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