User Stories

Man, 33, Meets Father, Half-Siblings, and Grandparents for the First Time Thanks to MyHeritage DNA

Growing up, MyHeritage user Kevin Williams always wished to have a father. It was a DNA upload to MyHeritage — and a helping hand from MyHeritage Founder and CEO...

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Adopted Siblings Reunited Through MyHeritage Discover Another Sister Thanks to MyHeritage DNA

Siblings Henrik and Maria were both adopted from South Korea to Sweden — and neither of them was aware of the other until they found each other in early...

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Fulfilling a Promise: Jessica finds a long-lost uncle

Jessica Shackelford, 31, from Oklahoma City was sent on a mission by her grandfather: Find all her lost uncles and aunts. Her grandfather knew he had seven children from...

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Irma Karczewski’s 99th Birthday Present: Her Family

Born in Germany just after World War I, Irma was raised by her aunt. After World War II, she managed to escape East Germany as a young mother herself,...

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Half-Siblings Reunite Thanks to MyHeritage DNA

Terry Keith, 54, from Pleasant Hill, Missouri, USA, received the surprise of a lifetime when a MyHeritage DNA test revealed not one, but two half-sisters he never knew about...

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Tracy Shand Finds Her Birth Father After Years of Searching

Tracy Shand from Melbourne, Australia was adopted when she was just 3 months old. Some 21 years later, she connected with her biological mother. She was delighted to learn about that...

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Sisters Reunite and Pay Tribute to Father’s Legacy on Father’s Day

Donald Wayne Robbins was born close to Father’s Day, on June 16, 1937. Sadly, he never met his biological daughter Karen and passed away years before her search for...

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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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