User Stories

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 church in Daegu, South Korea as a baby. After a brief period spent at the...

 

Thanks to MyHeritage DNA, A Father Reunites with the Daughter He Never Knew He Had

Anne Angot was born in 1972 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, and was adopted by a French family at a year of age. She grew up knowing nothing of...

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How My 86-Year-Old Grandma Found Two Brothers She Didn’t Know Existed Thanks to MyHeritage

This is a guest post sent to us by Ludmila Benová, a MyHeritage user who wanted to share an amazing discovery she made with us. I’d like to share...

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She Took a MyHeritage DNA Test… and Discovered That Everything She Knew About Her Family Was Wrong

When Judit Antal, Ph.D., of Pécs, Hungary, took the MyHeritage DNA test, she was expecting to confirm what she had been told about her own origins and learn a...

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A Family Torn Apart in the Wake of the Holocaust Reunites Through MyHeritage

The tragedy of the Holocaust extends far beyond the unfathomable number of lives that were lost and the thriving communities that were wiped out without a trace. Families were...

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DNA Quest Beneficiary Discovers She Descends from World-Renowned Meteorologist

For many participants in DNA Quest — our initiative to provide adoptees with free DNA kits to help them search for their biological families — taking a DNA test...

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Johannes Finds Loving Family After a Difficult Search

Johannes was adopted as a child and grew up in Germany. When he was 20, he decided to try to contact his biological mother. I tried to get in...

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100+ Years Later, a Family That Exchanged Photos to Keep In Touch Across Continents Is Reunited

When 32-year-old Gonzalo Alexis Luengo Orellana of Chillán, Chile was a teenager, he received a package from his grandmother that would define the course of his future. His journey...

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Full Siblings Reunite After 60 Years

David Anderson was adopted at the age of one month. Growing up in Grand Junction, Colorado, he experienced the thoughts and fears of many adopted children: that his family...

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Man Discovers Half-sister Thanks to Christmas DNA Kit Gift

At 13, Al Ballard of Colorado found out that he was adopted, but his adoptive mother told him she couldn’t find any information about his birth mother. Discouraged, he...

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MyHeritage Traces Living Descendant of the Father of Electric Christmas Lights

It’s hard to picture the holiday season without Christmas lights… but were they always such a central feature of the holidays? We did a little digging into the fascinating...

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Adoptee Celebrates First Christmas with Her Biological Siblings Thanks to MyHeritage DNA Quest

In the first #HolidayHeritage challenge, we asked for your oldest family photo from the holidays. We got this unusual and moving response from a user named Bethany: she posted...

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DNA Upload to MyHeritage Reveals Father and 3 Half-Sisters

Washington state resident Rae Ellyn Robinson grew up with her biological mother but never knew her biological father. Her mom never gave her any concrete information to go on. Rae...

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