Guest Posts

DNA and Genealogy: Why Test Your Older Relatives

Why should you consider testing your older relatives before exploring your own genetic genealogy? The answer lies in genetic inheritance patterns. There are four types of genetic inheritance patterns which genetic genealogists apply to family history research: mtDNA, Y-DNA, X-DNA and autosomal DNA. Mitochondrial...

 

Digging Deeper: When You Can’t Find a Death Record

This is a guest post by Amie Bowser Tennant, The Genealogy Reporter, and blog content creator for Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems. Amie is actively engaged in genealogy research,...

 

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,...

 

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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Our Translators: Candan from Turkey

MyHeritage depends on its dedicated team of volunteer translators to help our users around the world. This month, meet Candan Baysan, a Turkish translator team member, from Ankara, Turkey...

 

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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Finding Your Medieval Roots: Five Simple Tips

Danièle Cybulskie, author of The Five-Minute Medievalist, is a featured writer at Medievalists.net. Her work has appeared in The Medieval Magazine, Medieval Warfare Magazine and Ancient History Magazine. She has...

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Guest Post: The Power of Photos

This is a guest post by Helen V. Smith. A speaker, researcher, and author, she has been researching family history since 1986 in Australia, England, Ireland and Wales, with...

 

Guest Post: My MyHeritage DNA Experience

This is a guest post by genealogist James L. Tanner, a retired trial attorney from Arizona now living in Utah. He is the author of two popular genealogy blogs, Genealogy’s...

 

Guest Post: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy

This is a guest post by Legacy Tree Genealogists. They provide full-service genealogical research for clients worldwide, helping them discover their roots and personal history through records, narratives, and...

 

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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Generational Tag Team: Practical tips for working together on your genealogical research

This is a guest post by Kimberley Fowler, a Canadian writer and editor dedicated to improving seniors’ lives through education, activism, volunteerism and community programs. She is an active volunteer...

 

DNA Testing: Seven guidelines for adoptees

This is a guest post by Richard Hill, author of two books on DNA testing. “Finding Family: My Search for Roots and the Secrets in My DNA” is an...