14    Dec 20100 comments

Families Around The World

In this series we look at some of the more interesting family stories from around the world over the past 7 days.

This week we have, amongst other things, a touching story of family reunion 37 years on, the ironic story of a Nobel Laureate, whose expertise in genetics led him to discover a strange twist in his own personal story and a great post on changing African wedding trends.


CAMBODIA: Here’s the remarkable story of Michael Misiewicz who, as a young boy, was given up for adoption by his Cambodian family in order to save his life during the Khmer Rouge rule.  37 years later, Misiewicz returned as a US navy commander and met his family for the first time.


USA: Speaking of adoption - check out this family of 10 adopted kids who have formed an inspiring choir.


UK: Here’s an amazing story about UK Nobel Prize winning geneticist, Professor Sir Paul Nurse, who discovered his “sister” was really his mother after viewing results on his own genetic background.


ZIMBABWE: This post from Zimbabwe has some fascinating information on how African wedding traditions are changing.


AUSTRALIA: For those interested in learning about some of Australia’s great families,  you might want to check out this overview of the first episode of ABC’s new series – Family Confidential – which focuses on the renowned Hemmes family of Hoteliers and Restaurateurs.

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