The relatively unknown site, which presents itself as a free genealogy resource, seemed to know an awful lot.

The information on FamilyTreeNow comes largely from the public records and other legally accessible sources. What makes FamilyTreeNow stand out on the creepy scale, though, is how easy the site makes it for anyone to access that information all at once, and for free.

Anita Foeman's students had just gotten the results from their genetic tests, and they couldn't wait to talk.

One said her dad cheered when she told him she has Zulu roots.

When a white student said that 1 percent of his ancestry was African, two black students sitting next to him gave him fist bumps and said: "Yes! Brother."

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