If there’s one thing we’ve learnt being in the family history business, it’s that every family has its secrets.
Secrets which are acknowledged but never discussed. Secrets which leave siblings estranged or parents alienated. Secrets which leave people feeling abandoned and lost.
But while secrets can divide families, solving these mysteries can bring families back together, with life-changing consequences for the people involved.
It was with this purpose that we teamed up with UKTV to create The Secrets In My Family – a brand new television show aimed at uncovering the truth behind these family mysteries and hopefully solving them once and for all.
Hosted by The One Show’s Alex Jones, The Secrets In My Family uses AncestryDNA tests and traditional family research to help people piece information together to track down missing family members. Secrets that once caused hurt and shame finally make way for love and absolution.
But not every story has a happily ever after. The results and research do not always lead to the ending people hoped for, with some stories taking surprising turns and some mysteries remaining unsolved.
The Secrets In My Family starts on the W channel on Monday 6 November at 9pm. Tune in as we follow ordinary people who make shocking discoveries about their family and come to grips with life-changing truths.
Put a reminder in your diary. You won’t want to miss it.