User Stories

I Never Gave Up Until I Found My Father

I Never Gave Up Until I Found My Father

Erna Rusi, a MyHeritage user from Finland, was raised without knowing her biological father. A year ago she took a MyHeritage DNA test and received a match with a...

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3% DNA Match Leads Woman to Reunite With Long-lost Father 

Susana Boggs, a 50-year-old doctor’s assistant from Richmond, Texas, was raised without a father. Though her mother never spoke about it, there was a family friend named Nano who...

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Treasured Holiday Traditions: Announcing the winners of the #MyHolidayHeritage Challenge!

Treasured Holiday Traditions: Announcing the winners of the #MyHolidayHeritage Challenge!

For the last two weeks, entries from the #MyHolidayHeritage Challenge poured in from all across the globe. Though this year’s holidays will likely look a bit different than years...

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The Surprising History of “Jingle Bells”

The Surprising History of “Jingle Bells”

If someone asked you to name the first Christmas song that comes to mind, you’ll very likely answer “Jingle Bells.” The cheerful classic has become a universally recognized icon...

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French Man Discovers Half-Sister in Texas and Finds Their German Roots

French Man Discovers Half-Sister in Texas and Finds Their German Roots

With many people around the world stuck at home last spring, many turned to genealogy and began delving into their roots. Gian Carlo David-Faliva, a 74-year-old MyHeritage user from...

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A Holiday Surprise: Descendants Get 100-Year-Old Holiday Cards From Their Ancestors

A Holiday Surprise: Descendants Get 100-Year-Old Holiday Cards From Their Ancestors

Oh the joy of receiving personalized Seasons Greetings from family and friends! This stalwart tradition of connecting with loved ones around the holidays may have evolved over the years,...

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MyHeritage Helps German User Track Down a Jewish Family’s Descendant to Make a Long Overdue Apology

MyHeritage Helps German User Track Down a Jewish Family’s Descendant to Make a Long Overdue Apology

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

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

When Seraine Danner was 7 years old, she learned something earth-shattering: that the man she had known to be her father, wasn’t her biological father. After almost 10 years...

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

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

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

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

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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