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MyHeritage DNA Is an Ideal Gift for the Holidays. Science Says So

So you’re trying to find the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday. Have you considered what science has to say on the matter? Yes, science! While gift-giving...

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New Historical Records Added in the First Half of November 2019

In the first half of November, MyHeritage added 18.8‬ million new records from 10 new collections: 1801 Norway Census, 1865 Norway Census, United Kingdom War Memorials 1914–1949, Estonia Gravestones...

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Ajax Players Discover Their Family History with MyHeritage DNA

We recently announced a collaboration with the world-famous football club Ajax from Amsterdam to provide the players with fascinating discoveries about their family history. We are excited to be...

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The Lamb Stew Recipe Still Delicious After 4,000 Years

What did a lamb stew from ancient Babylonia taste like? Kind of like a lamb stew from present-day Iraq, as it turns out. A team of international researchers are...

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Jan Reunites with His Father After 54 Years

Jan Gobbens from the Netherlands was adopted at a young age. As a young adult, he reconnected with his mother, but she passed away before he was able to...

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The Bald Truth on How Baldness Is Inherited

If many of the older men in your family are distinguished by a shiny bald patch on their heads, their younger male relatives may be wondering if it’s only...

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Genealogy Basics Chapter 3: Discovering Historical Records

This is the third post in our Genealogy Basics series, in which MyHeritage walks you step-by-step through building your family tree. As we discussed in chapter 1, the first...

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Mother and Daughter Reunite Over 30 years After Adoption

Jenna Behrmann grew up knowing nothing about her biological family or any other possible siblings. She always yearned to know more about where she came from. MyHeritage’s pro bono...

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New Historical Records Added in October 2019

18.6 million new historical records have been added in October 2019 in seven new collections from all over the world, including Australia, Spain, the former Soviet Union, Latvia, the...

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Brazilian Football Legends Discover Their Roots With MyHeritage DNA

They’ve competed side by side in the world’s toughest football matches to bring honor to their flag and glory to their nation. Brazilian national icons Emerson, Aldair, and Amoroso...

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What is a Polygenic Risk Score?

As the average lifespan has grown over the past several decades, learning about your health and how to preserve it has become increasingly more important. Scientists are constantly uncovering...

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The Music in Your Genes

Families have been making music together since long before the von Trapps and the Jackson 5. It’s not uncommon for an accomplished musician to have one or more family...

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