User Stories

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

One year ago, my entire life changed. I made a family discovery that we never believed would happen. I found my grandpa’s brother, who we lost in the Holocaust. My grandpa was my hero. From the time I was very young, I cherished him...

 

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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Genealogy Breakthroughs with Legacy Tree Genealogists

Our research partners, Legacy Tree Genealogists, provide thorough and efficient family history research services for customers worldwide.   Today, we’re featuring the stories of some amazing breakthroughs they have...

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Our Stories: Mysteries from beyond the grave

Since joining MyHeritage a few years ago, Jean Park has encountered some incredible surprises. After believing that her mother was an only child, it was a revelation to discover...

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