The real Family Name
My father was born in northern Indiana to two African American parents according to his birth certificate in the early 1950s. The problem was he was lighter than anyone in his family and rumor has it that he was the product of an extra-marital affair between his mother and a Jewish store owner in the neighborhood. His African-American father still placed his name on the birth certificate but treated his children shamefully especially him. My grand mother passed from illness when my father was only 7 years old so she was never able to tell the story. And times being what they were everyone kept their mouth shut having some idea of who his real father was. By the time I thought to search for the true family name and heritage of my biological father all those who would have know for sure had passed. I did my DNA search and found the rumor to be true. My Y-DNA shows a strong association to Ashkenazi Jews around Prussia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Through some of the clues and rumors I have 3 possible families we could have come from with the last name Schatz, Katz, or Rosenbaum. Maybe someday I will get a breakthrough on the truth.