Family

A Tribute to Our Grandparents

Today marks Grandparents Day in the United States, a holiday created to pay tribute to grandparents and their unique and timeless place in our hearts. Whether you had a Grandma or Grandpa, a Nono or a Nona, or any name from the endless list...

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Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage In The Face Of Evil

We’re excited to introduce a new book by Emmy Award-winning writer, producer, and author, Yvette Manessis Corporon, titled Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the...

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Back to School Quiz

It’s that time of the year again, the days are getting shorter and summer is coming to an end. Students of all ages everywhere are beginning to prepare for...

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Family Memories from Down Under

This is a guest post by Shauna Hicks. She is a professional genealogist, former archivist, and librarian who has been researching her own family history since 1977. Shauna worked in government...

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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...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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