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 the other. It’s the exact mix of genes that we receive from each and whether...

 

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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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...

 

Family History Coincidences

Some of my favorite scenes in the movie, “When Harry Met Sally,” are the interviews with “real-life” couples interspersed throughout the movie. In one interview, an older couple goes...

 

21 Best Tips From Family History Enthusiasts

Over the years, we’ve featured many incredible stories from MyHeritage users who have made family history discoveries. Some have found hidden photos or mementos of their loved ones, others...

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Life Before the Internet

What was life like before the internet? I think that people had more free time before the internet. Days were longer, more time was spent with family. Well, perhaps...

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How Do You Preserve Your Family Memories?

It isn’t a secret, or even something new. It’s something you’ve probably heard before, but just never followed. There is a little-known trick that can make all the difference...

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A Proposal to Remember

Do you know how your grandparents proposed? What about your parents? I don’t know how any of my ancestors proposed, but I’m sure that if there was an interesting...

 

10 Ways to Get Creative with the Kids This Summer

Old family photos encourage young people to become interested in their heritage and also bring precious family memories to life. Add photos to your family site on MyHeritage to add...

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Long-Lost Sisters: A dream come true for a MyHeritage employee

When Linoy Maidvanikov Simon began working at MyHeritage 18 months ago, she never dreamed that her life would change forever. Within days of using MyHeritage, Linoy discovered a previously unknown...

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Tribal Quest: Back from Papua New Guinea

We’ve completed our Tribal Quest expedition to Papua New Guinea, where we had an incredible experience documenting the family histories of people in remote tribes whose stories are at risk of being...

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How Did Our Ancestors Beat the Heat?

While cooling off in my comfortable air-conditioned home, I wonder what summer was like for my ancestors. How did they attempt to keep cool during intense heat waves without the...

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MyHeritage Reunites 93-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor with Her Relatives

Nata Gattegno, a Holocaust survivor from Corfu, Greece could never have children of her own as a result of what she endured in Auschwitz during WWII. Although she thought...

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