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Sisters Reunited Through DNA

Denver, Colorado resident Collette Badger, 66, always knew that she was adopted. She felt different from her parents and had always wanted to find her birth family and to...

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New Historical Records Added in December 2018

We are excited to announce that we have recently added 22,718,797 new historical records to SuperSearch™ from four entirely new collections: Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974, New Jersey Marriage License Index,...

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Left-Handedness: Genes or Chance?

Is anyone left-handed in your family? My older sister is. Growing up, she always had to remind my right-handed parents to buy her special left-handed scissors, can openers, and...

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Father and Daughter Reunite Thanks to a MyHeritage Smart Match

Danielle Rogers, a 48-year-old from Sacramento, California, was raised in foster care from a young age. Although she knew some of the names of her biological family members and...

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A DIY Guide To Creating Your Own Family History Video

This is a guest post by Dr. Clinton Moore, founder of Long Yarn Films. After years of interviewing people as a psychologist, Clinton shifted his skills to producing family history...

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Goodbye 2018… Welcome 2019!

2018 was an exceptional year here at MyHeritage. We continued to innovate, and released new and exciting features, many in response to requests from the community, and we enjoyed...

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Holiday Traditions Old and New

Leading up to the holiday season, we asked our readers to share with us their fondest holiday traditions that get passed down from generation to generation and are performed...

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120-Year-Old Dear Santa Letter Uncovered

Children have been writing Dear Santa letters for hundreds of years, adding to the sense of magic and hope that comes with the holiday season. Just recently, found hidden inside...

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Family History Records Solve a Centuries-Old Art History Mystery

More than two centuries ago, a family portrait by the Dutch Master Frans Hals the Elder was mysteriously separated into three sections. This past fall, the Toledo Museum of Art...

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Starting Today: New DNA Upload Policy

If you’ve done a DNA test before on another service, uploading your DNA data to MyHeritage can help you break down genealogical brick walls and uncover new relatives. Genetic...

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DNA Quest Reunion: Half-siblings in their 50s are reunited!

After launching DNA Quest, our pro bono initiative to help adoptees and their birth families reunite through genetic testing in March 2018, many families have reunited. We are excited to...

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“We Are All Blended!”: The results are in!

Just a few weeks ago, we announced our new campaign with the Borussia Dortmund soccer club, entitled “We Are All Blended.” When Patrick Owomoyela, Mahmoud Dahoud, and Nuri Sahin...

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