User Stories

Half-Siblings Reunite After MyHeritage DNA Upload

A MyHeritage DNA test was the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for MyHeritage user Larry Gilbert of Michigan, helping him connect with his half-sister Janice Cafarelli in Massachusetts. Watch the moving reunion here: Janice, 67, knew that she had three half-brothers and a half-sister. Her...

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Daughter Reunites With Father Days Before His Death

We are proud to help families reunite with their long-lost (and sometimes totally unknown) relatives. In an emotional reunion that recently took place thanks to MyHeritage DNA, Sandra Tirone...

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Woman Reunited with Mother After 50-Year Search

MyHeritage user Faith Loftesness of Colorado was adopted as a baby at a hospital in 1957 in Albany, New York. She was nine when she learned she was adopted...

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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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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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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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Featured on Fox and Friends: War secrets revealed by MyHeritage DNA

Allen Henderson of South Carolina took a MyHeritage DNA test to discover his roots and explore his ethnic background. Allen never imagined that he would find a brother in...

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Reconnecting: Finding Four New Sisters

DNA can both reveal secrets and reconnect families. Georgia Stull, 62, of Missouri, is a quilter. She fits the puzzle pieces of patterns into beautiful creations, and she travels...

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Against the Odds: Siblings Maria and Henrik Find Each Other in Sweden

This family reunion story is truly miraculous. Against all the odds, Henrik and Maria, full siblings separated in infancy in South Korea and adopted by two different Swedish families,...

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Bill Uncovered a Half-Sister Using MyHeritage DNA

Bill (William) Proctor was adopted only three months after he was born, in 1946. His adoptive parents told him that he was adopted, but he was never too interested...

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Llinda reunites with her biological Grandmother

Reunion of a Lifetime: Discovering Family Through MyHeritage DNA

Llinda Carrie, 35, from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, had been waiting to meet her biological family her entire life. She had grown up with one baby picture that had the...

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Richard and Paul Reunite

Half-Brothers Meet After 51 Years Through MyHeritage DNA

Paul Hannon, a 58-year-old Navy veteran from Connecticut, grew up knowing he had a sibling somewhere. His mom had suffered a stroke during her pregnancy and wasn’t able to...

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Pure Gold: A First Cousin Match Helps Solve a 12 Year Mystery

MyHeritage user Marie Rundquist from Silver Spring, Maryland has always been interested in her family history. Inspired by her late grandmother, who had a true passion for genealogy, Marie...

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