When author Yvette Corporon wrote her recently released novel, When the Cypress Whispers, she delved deep into her family history. She uncovered the tale of her grandparents, who lived on a small Greek island -- and how they, along with their neighbors, hid a Jewish family on the island during the Second World War.
MyHeritage helped Yvette connect with people who know the family that was hidden and she hopes to reunite with them soon.
Yesterday, Yvette was on Fox News Channel's weekday morning show, Fox and Friends, to discuss her new book.
Watch Yvette talk about using MyHeritage for her family research:
She also shared the wonders of family history research with presenter Steve Doocy by uncovering Doocy's own family lineage, live on air. The MyHeritage research team uncovered exciting and interesting information about Doocy's Irish past, such as an 1860 US census record for Doocy's great-great-grandparents, who had immigrated to the United States to escape the Irish potato famine (1845–49), and settled in Illinois as farmers. Watch the moving segment below:
Discovering the secrets of your heritage and how your ancestors lived can be incredibly emotional. There are no words to describe what one feels when presented with one's family history. Steve Doocy was very surprised to hear what we found out about his family. And his reaction was priceless!
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