What can be used as a source for an illegitimate birth?

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I've recently discovered my dad wasn't my biological father, and through DNA matching, I've determined who was. But my birth certificate says dad is my father. So, what do I use as a source for asserting the truth?
in Genealogy Help by Daiyu Hurst G2G Crew (570 points)

I would say your DNA results are your source documentation, Daiyu.

You should then explain the discrepancy between your birth certificate and your DNA results in your biography or in Research Notes.

As for building your paternal line, you are free to attach either father to your profile; you would select the appropriate relationship, depending on which father you choose. However, for your DNA to propagate properly, you should attach your biological father.

You can create a profile for your other father and connect him in your biography.

That was my thinking as well, but I wanted to see what the WikiTree community has to say about it. Thanks!
I can't find the Thank You link with which to thank you.
@Lindy

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