Family History

We’re back from Tribal Quest Siberia!

Our team of employee volunteers recently returned from our third Tribal Quest expedition — this time to Siberia — to continue our mission to preserve the family histories of remote tribes. Throughout the month-long journey, our team documented the stories of the Nenets people living in the Yamal Peninsula...

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Yankee Doodle Dandy’s Family Tree

There is hardly a symbol or character more American than Yankee Doodle. The catchy song dates back to the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution (1775–83). It has...

 

Pure Canadian Maple Syrup

Is there anything more Canadian than pure Canadian maple syrup? As an expat myself, I have found that it’s the one product from home that I can’t live without...

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Guest Post: They Came to Canada

This is a guest post by John D. Reid, international speaker and author who blogs at Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. He emigrated thinking he was the Canadian pioneer in his family,...

 

Uncanny Resemblances: Father look-alikes

Although we each receive equal amounts of DNA from each of our parents, half from our mother and half from our father, we can still resemble one parent, over...

 

Mother and Daughter Reunited Through MyHeritage DNA

Suzanne Colton, 64, always yearned to find her biological mother. She went to considerable efforts searching, but was never successful. After seeing a recent segment on the daily television show Fox...

 

Building Bridges — It’s Never Too Soon to Connect Generations Through Heritage

Deanna Bufo Novak is the mother of two young Italian-Polish-Czech-American children. She is an attorney and the creator and author of award-winning, personalized children’s books titled “My Heritage Book”,...

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Supercentenarians and the Secret to Longevity

It is estimated that there are currently between 150-600 supercentenarians — people who have reached the age of 110 — alive in the world. The exact number is unknown because not all of...

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Unexpected Heritage: Where are your ancestors from?

This guest post is by Legacy Tree Genealogists, the recommended research partner of MyHeritage. Finding Heritage in Unexpected Places About a year ago, we received a referral from MyHeritage...

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Mother and Daughter Reunited

MyHeritage is proud to have recently reunited a mother and daughter who had been separated for over 43 years. Robin Adair Passey of Mesa, Arizona, never forgot the daughter she...

 

Scandal! Dealing With Skeletons In Your Family Tree

This is a guest post by W. Scott Fisher, the creator and host of Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show, heard on dozens of radio stations in the US...

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What song played the day you were born?

Music has always been an intrinsic part of our daily lives. When music was first broadcast over the radio in the early 1920s, popular singers and musicians reached a wide...

 

117 Questions to Ask Your Family

As genealogists, we must always think about how to obtain the information we want in the most efficient way. When interviewing family members, what are the best questions to...