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Actor Ben Affleck testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Revelations that Ben Affleck requested his ancestral ties to a slave owner be omitted from a show on his family history have loomed large in the headlines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lauren Victoria Burke

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Actor Ben Affleck testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Revelations that Ben Affleck requested his ancestral ties to a slave owner be omitted from a show on his family history have loomed large in the headlines. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Lauren Victoria Burke

Like Ben Affleck, unearthing skeletons in family history not uncommon: genealogists

TORONTO - Ben Affleck recently admitted he was embarrassed by his ancestral ties to a slave owner, but the Oscar winner is hardly alone when it comes to having a controversial family history.

Unearthing sordid details about relatives is not uncommon, according to genealogists. Yet in the case of Affleck and ...

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