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Dawn Hasbrouck discovers family history with Ancestry.com: Special Report

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

We've all wondered where our family story begins – from where our talents come from, to where we get our traits. FOX 32's Dawn Hasbrouck took an emotional journey back, and found exactly that.

Ancestry.com helped her travel through three generations of family history, where they found some very special and surprising family facts.

Dawn said she knew she has a lot of family in Chicago, because her dad was born here and so was her maternal grandmother.

"I was surprised," Hasbrouck said. "I discovered that on my dad's side - the Hasbrouck name - all started with my grandfather, who I was very close to when I was in elementary school."

Dawn's grandfather came to our city as a very young physician. According to Ancestry, he was a pioneer in Chicago medicine.

Ancestry also said that for an African American, the Hasbrouck family was unusually easy to trace. Dawn was also very surprised by her DNA results, which were much more detailed than she imagined they could be.

The Ancestry DNA kit costs $99. The site's huge database will connect you to other family members -- and most importantly, your treasured history. For more information, visit AncestryDNA.com.

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