User Stories

Finding Family, Repairing Broken Links with MyHeritage DNA

Nikita Volkova grew up under tragic circumstances. Born prematurely at 22 weeks, she was not expected to survive. Her mother, an American citizen visiting Canada, was deported shortly after...

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Father and Son Meet After 48 Years

John Cummings of Keizer, Oregon was adopted at birth. After years of trying and failing to find information about his biological family, he had just about given up on...

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Half-Sisters Reunite After 63 Years

When half-sisters Peni and Sue found each other and spoke for the first time, they were amazed by the similarities between them. Peni was shocked by the way their...

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Family Mystery Solved Thanks to MyHeritage DNA

Sandra Poli was born in Colombia, and raised by her adoptive family before moving to Miami, Florida as an adult. Her life was turned upside down when she located...

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Discovering Physical Traits in Historical Records

One thing that binds families together is similar physical traits. While we each share some characteristics with family members, we each have a unique combination of features. That’s what...

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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...

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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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