User Stories

MyHeritage Helps Man Track Down a Family’s Descendant to Discuss the Past

MyHeritage enables millions of users to discover their past and empower their future, and we have played a part in many incredible stories. Recently, a German MyHeritage user, Thomas...

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MyHeritage Reunites Daughter with Father Who Didn’t Know She Exists

When Seraine Danner was 7 years old, she learned something earth-shattering: she had a biological father and had no idea who he was. After almost 10 years of searching,...

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Half Siblings Reunite After Over 80 Years Thanks to MyHeritage DNA!

Torsten Simander, 85, from Stockholm was born to a single mom on March 15, 1934. After living for 7 years with his grandparents, he was then raised by his...

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DNA Match Leads Woman to Uncover the Past Her Grandmother Was Too Traumatized to Tell

First-generation Canadian Stephanie Gustys has always had an interest in family history. As the child of a British immigrant mother and a Lithuanian refugee father, she’d always had a...

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Through MyHeritage, Great-Grandmother of 2 is Reunited with Uncles and Aunt She Never Knew Existed

Shona Wise was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and immigrated to Perth, Australia with her family as a young child. She had always been intrigued by her family history —...

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Newfound in Newfoundland: Thanks to MyHeritage DNA, Daughter Finds Father Who Never Knew She Existed

Linda Brown grew up in Newfoundland, Canada knowing she’d been adopted. In her late 20s, she met her biological mother, but the identity of her birth father remained a...

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Woman Finds Her Birth Father After 20+ Years of Searching

Thanks to MyHeritage DNA, a woman from Michigan gave the surprise of a lifetime to an army veteran in Florida: she was his daughter, and she had been searching...

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75 Years After 2-Year-Old and Mother Separated at Auschwitz, Their Families Find Each Other

When Clare Reay’s son bought her a MyHeritage DNA test, she hoped to discover a little about her mother’s ethnic background. She never imagined that the test would lead...

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DNA Match Leads MyHeritage Researcher to Long-Lost Family Members  

Elisabeth Zetland, Researcher at MyHeritage, has been working on her father-in-law’s family history ever since she stumbled across a huge trunk full of old photos and documents at her...

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Hidden Photo Reveals a Secret Past and Reunites a Family

Buried amongst her grandmother’s papers, in an envelope labeled “DO NOT OPEN,” Marysia Galbraith — an anthropologist from Alabama — discovered a shocking clue that would lead her to...

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Man Discovers His Father Wasn’t His Father — and Gains 6 New Siblings — with MyHeritage DNA

What if you took a DNA test and discovered that your father wasn’t who you thought he was? And what if that discovery led to 6 loving new siblings...

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Korean Sisters Reunited Thanks to MyHeritage DNA

In December 2019, an incredible reunion took place. Sisters Kim and Trine met in Copenhagen. Watch their moving reunion here: Kim Ok Le, 43, was abandoned in a Catholic...

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