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History: Dry dates, dusty places

Have you thought about the fact that while genealogists are historians — it is an integral element of our quest for knowledge — historians may not be genealogists? How...

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Johannes Finds Loving Family After a Difficult Search

Johannes was adopted as a child and grew up in Germany. When he was 20, he decided to try to contact his biological mother. I tried to get in...

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5 Groundbreaking Inventions that Were Shockingly Underappreciated in Their Time

Human history was built on the tension between our natural curiosity and inventiveness, and our natural suspicion of the unknown. But sometimes, the latter prevents us from recognizing a...

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What Does a Polygenic Risk Score Mean?

Last month we announced that the MyHeritage DNA Health test includes a fourth polygenic risk report for high blood pressure in addition to its initial 3 polygenic risk reports...

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100+ Years Later, a Family That Exchanged Photos to Keep In Touch Across Continents Is Reunited

When 32-year-old Gonzalo Alexis Luengo Orellana of Chillán, Chile was a teenager, he received a package from his grandmother that would define the course of his future. His journey...

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Record Collections Added in the Second Half of December

821.2 million records were added to MyHeritage in the last two weeks of December — bringing the total number of historical records in MyHeritage SuperSearch™ to 11 billion records!...

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The World’s Oldest Known Computer Was Made by Ancient Greeks

When we think of early computers, usually what comes to mind is punch cards and gigantic WWII-era machines that filled entire rooms. But humans have been using mechanical devices...

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Full Siblings Reunite After 60 Years

David Anderson was adopted at the age of one month. Growing up in Grand Junction, Colorado, he experienced the thoughts and fears of many adopted children: that his family...

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History as Told Through Ellis Island and Other New York Passenger Lists

In addition to being New Year’s, today marks the 128th anniversary of the opening of Ellis Island. In honor of the occasion, we revisited one of the most popular...

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World’s Oldest Blogger Discovers Her Origins and Reveals Her Secret to a Good, Long Life

When Dagny Carlsson of Sweden attended a computer class for senior citizens at the age of 99, the instructor asked her what her goals were. “I want to be...

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Wrapping Up a Fantastic 2019

The end of 2019 marks the close of a memorable decade for us at MyHeritage — a decade of growth and innovation. We are proud of all that we’ve...

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The Winner of the #HolidayHeritage Challenge Is…

It’s been our privilege this past month to hear what makes holiday traditions so special to you. Whether it was finding your oldest holiday family photo, sharing recipes that...

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