When my Aunt and I were doing our family geneology we found out a few things that surprised us.
a defrocked Nun, one of the first medical personel to contract and die of AIDS form getting accidently pricked with an infected patient's needle, a greedy & sadly selfish wife (who's tales are legend), a grandmother who divided the family because of her nastiness, a severe history of members dying very young, family members who became alcoholics and drug addicts, but we also found some wonderful people.
There is also the story of a child born to a mother married- but not to the father. She had the baby, kept it for 2 years (raised with the older half-siblings during that time), then gave him away to the father's family so her husband wouldn't divorce her.
So I was wondering- do any of you have such skeletons that you knew of or found?