“How a DNA Test Eliminated Half of My Family Tree.”
In 2012, Bill took a DNA test that indicated that the father who raised him was not his biological father. He has written two books on the subject – “The Stranger in my Genes” published in 2016, and his new offering “Strangers No More: A Memoir,” which will be out in June 2022.
His talk will focus on the issue of what a family tree looks like after a DNA test such as this.
“Do I still keep the paternal part of the tree I grew up with? Eliminate it all together? And what do I do about my “new” biological family’s history? My wife and I have done extensive genealogical work on that family’s history. Do I include it in my family tree? Do I now have three main branches? I look forward to hearing the thoughts of the attendees that day.”
A veteran anchor on CNBC for three decades, Bill Griffeth is an accomplished author and amateur genealogist. He was part of the team that started the Financial News Network in 1981 and he then joined CNBC in 1991 when NBC purchased FNN and merged it with CNBC. He has anchored several programs for CNBC. Bill retired from full-time anchor duties in 2019. In addition to “The Stranger in My Genes,” his sequel “Strangers No More: A Memoir” will be released in June 2022. Bill is the author of several other books, including “By Faith Alone: My Family’s Epic History” and another new book being released in 2022, “Have At It Sister.” Bill and his wife Cindy live in New Jersey.