User Stories

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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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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