DNA Basics Chapter 8: Genotypes and Phenotypes

We’ve gotten a lot of questions recently about the relationship between DNA test results, and traits like blood type and eye color. The answer lies in the relationship between...

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New: MyHeritage supports 23andMe v5 and Living DNA uploads

We’re happy to announce another industry first from MyHeritage! We now support the upload of 23andMe v5 and Living DNA data files, in addition to supporting data uploads from all...

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Back to School

Back to School: Then and Now

It’s that special time of year again, when summer ends and the new school year begins. Whether you’re heading back to school yourself, or have children or grandchildren who...

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Scheduled Maintenance Notice

MyHeritage will be performing scheduled site maintenance and making a number of improvements to our infrastructure starting at 1:30 AM EST on September 5, 2018 and lasting for approximately...

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Australian Surprise: DNA for the family win

Mariellen Pearce, 59, of High Wycombe, Western Australia, had been researching her family history since she was 25. She learned that she had a half-brother given for adoption by her...

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Ancestor Summer Vacation

Good Old Summertime: Our ancestors’ vacations

Where did our ancestors vacation? Did they even go on vacations? As a New York kid, my summers were spent in the Catskills at Kauneonga Lake, where my grandparents...

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Genetic Traits: It Runs in the Family

Have you ever noticed which inherited genetic traits are passed down through the generations in your family? You might not see them at first, but once you notice the...

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DNA: Can siblings have different ethnicity estimates?

It comes as no surprise that when two siblings are DNA tested, their results will usually be similar. What is surprising to many people, though, is how two siblings (not...

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