User Stories

Christmas Surprise: Finding a long-lost brother

In honor of the holidays, we share an incredible story about MyHeritage user Roswitha, of Germany. She received a life-changing message on MyHeritage from her brother on Christmas. She believed he had died years ago. Roswitha’s mother immigrated to Canada in 1956, leaving Roswitha,...

 

Good Morning America Features MyHeritage DNA Reunion Live on Air!

We’re very happy to share this emotional and exciting reunion between a daughter and her birth mother who met for the first time today live on Good Morning America,...

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After 70 Years of Searching, I Found My Grandpa’s Brother

As the newest addition to the MyHeritage Marketing team, I want to introduce myself through my personal story of a family discovery that changed my life forever. One year...

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DNA Solves a Mystery and Connects a Family

Susie W., aged 39, has been using MyHeritage since December 2015. She grew up with her mother in Papua New Guinea. She is now married with six children. Growing...

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Legacy Tree: Elizabeth’s Success Story

Family history success stories can be extremely rewarding for all involved. We love being a part of connecting people with their past and introducing them to relatives that they...

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Siblings Making up for Lost Time

Kyle Gulden, a US Army Veteran from New Jersey had been trying to find family members on his father’s side of the family since he was 7 years old...

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Sheila’s Biological Father Revealed through DNA

Sheila Trevett had the surprise of her life when her MyHeritage DNA results came back, and she uncovered the truth about her real biological father. For over 23 years,...

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Mother and Daughter Reunited after 50 Years Apart

Cathy searched for many years for her daughter Karen but was never able to find her. It took 50 years after mother and baby were separated for them to...

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Mother and Daughter Reunited

MyHeritage is proud to have recently reunited a mother and daughter who had been separated for over 43 years. Robin Adair Passey of Mesa, Arizona, never forgot the daughter she...

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Our Volunteers: Gerry van Eeden of South Africa

Gerald (Gerry) Dixon van Eeden, 68, is an Afrikaans translator for MyHeritage. He was born in Cradock, South Africa; grew up in Oudtshoorn, and has lived for the past...

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Holiday Contest Finalists

This Holiday season, we asked our users around the world to tell about their hopes and wishes for the coming year. Here are some of the touching dreams that...

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Our Volunteers: Miha Rus in Slovenia

MyHeritage has a dedicated team of global volunteer translators who help us provide native language pages to their fellow citizens. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Miha Rus,...

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“All I ever wanted was to meet my biological family”

It was only when Joanne Perkins was sitting on the train to Toledo, Ohio on her way to meet her biological family for the very first time that she...

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