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Do you have a family history discovery story that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it!

Looking deeper into your roots and learning more about your family’s past can help strengthen family connections and uncover previously unknown relatives. Many of our users have shared what they’ve uncovered and learned about their families, using MyHeritage.

Take a look at our featured stories to see some incredible discoveries. Barbara followed a MyHeritage SmartMatch to uncover her mother’s side of the family and, as a result, received priceless family correspondence. Brian was able to use MyHeritage to trace his family tree back to 690 AD and he discovered that his ninth great-grandfather was, in fact, The Duke of Argyll!

Share your story for a chance to win one of three Kindles, and to have your story featured on our blog! To enter, send us an email with your story, to stories@myheritage.com by November 7.

We look forward to hearing about your discoveries!

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  • Haydn E Ebbs


    October 28, 2015

    A sad Boxing day in 1897…

    One of my finding was the death of my Gt Grandfather, his wife and all NINE children on Boxing day evening 1897 in Dixie Street, Bethnal Green.
    Sarah Ann Jarvis (nee Must) perished along with her nine children due to a fire at their home in Dixie St. Sarah and was a matchbox maker and it is thought the match box kindling gave cause to the fire. At the time her husband was in Bethnal Green hospital and ironically died the same night!

  • Haydn E Ebbs


    October 28, 2015

    sorry should have read Gt Grandfather’s brother….

  • gary mcpherson


    October 28, 2015

    was able to track my ancestors back thru king edward IV of england,
    charlemagne, clodius king of the west franks. isaac & abraham then back to adam & eve. did also use lawrence garder’s “bloodline of the holy grail” and albert schmuhl’s “the royal lines”.

  • Joan Thompson


    October 29, 2015

    Originally my thoughts were skeptical that joining My Heritage was worth it. Nothing could have been more wrong. My quest for Norwegian ancestors brought me a delightful, extensive heritage in Norway and visits to the United States for a grand Family Reunion this past summer. It was excellent.

    We all thank you for My Heritage.com. It has broadened our lives and given us much joy. Thank you!

  • Neil Petersen


    October 29, 2015

    All my life we understood that we had no Convicts sent over from Britain in our family, until I started using My Heritage, 1stly I found that my Great, great grandfather was in fact sent here in 1847 having been convicted of stealing, and sentenced to 7 years, he came to Brisbane and later moved to Maryborough, at that time in New South Wales, now Queensland. Through his family and many more in the UK it now seems we are linked to the family of William the Conquerer, he is said to be my 26 times great uncle.

  • Esther C. Cornforth Ormsby


    October 29, 2015

    I thank myheritage. I have tried other wedsides and they didnot gave me family history right where myheritage only been worry one time. I work with family history two hrs. or more a day. I am looking for the parents of John C Morgason
    Birth: 3 Apr 1831 in Indiana
    Death: 22 Sep 1877 in Decatur, Adams, Indiana, USA
    Marr: Mary E. Stites 5 May 1859 in Madison, Jefferson, Indiana, USA
    I have Mary’s Parents and Children down to me. I have a lot of history on all, but two family this one and a other I go black to the family that comes into the USA mostly.

  • janet patzwald


    October 30, 2015

    when I was going through the ancestery help I managed to get information that takes the garland family back to the 1500’s namely Peta Garland , my gr gr granddad Thomas garland was sent out as a convict I have his court records , he married an Annie Duck that was raised in the Parramatta orphanage her mother annie duck was on a Tassie census and married a man that had the same name as about 5others on the convict list so I cannot find out where to go now

  • John Keech


    October 31, 2015

    My project is to encourage everyone to write down their own stories, it does not need to be anything fancy, just in the form of notes to start with will do. This will be just for family history. I started with a list of schools had I attended, places I have lived and jobs I have had. Each item on the list will bring back memories, which can then be add to the story. Wouldn’t be great to be able to read your story to your grandchildren! Add as many details as you can remember, kids love the little details.

  • Esther


    November 2, 2015

    It’s so great to hear about these fantastic discoveries! Please send us more details at stories@myheritage.com

  • Jill Davy


    November 2, 2015

    Recently I have been putting together a piece about my childhood. I grew up in the 1940’s and 50’s and the world has changed so much in that time. One memory has sparked another. It is about school days, family life. toys, games we played etc. I hope that future generations will get a sense of the times.