Your DNA Stories

By Louise Coakley

Your DNA stories

DNA stories are always popular – whether they are genealogical research successes, identification of biological relatives, or unexpected results from DNA testing.

Just a few years ago many of the stories below – all resulting from DNA testing – would have been unheard of, perhaps even thought impossible.  DNA testing can now take advantage of our own genetic material to connect with biological relatives, potentially solving decades-long searches where identifying information has been unavailable for whatever reason.

  • Prepare to be moved, as these stories demonstrate the amazing power of our own DNA.
  • I continually add new stories to this list, so bookmark the page and check back occasionally. 
  • If you know a DNA story I can add to the list, submit the link via the form further down the page.

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Story TitleNamesLocationCategoryPublished
I Was Told My Dad Died at War. I Found Him Through MyHeritage DNA — and He’s Alive – MyHeritage blog
Angelina BGermany, Guam & USAMisattributed paternity2022-11-08
I took a DNA test to prove I was European. I found out I was Aboriginal. – SBS NewsAngelina HadwenAustraliaMisattributed paternity2022-10-19
DNA Test Helps Woman Find Family After 59-Year Search – NewsweekSusie FraserAustraliaAdoption2022-10-14
She Was Alone in the World. Then, She Found Her Birth Father Across the Ocean – MyHeritage blogPatty McCrawUSAUnknown father2022-10-12
I Found My Dad and Got to Visit Him Twice Before He Passed Away Thanks to DNA Quest – MyHeritage blogStephen DrakeUSAAdoption2022-09-18
DNA Quest Helped My Birth Father Find a Brother He Didn’t Know He Had – MyHeritage blogTina HamptonUSAAdoption2022-09-08
DNA Analysis Sheds Light on Victims of 12th-Century Violence – MyHeritage blogEnglandHuman remains2022-09-01
I Reunited a Pair of First Cousins Thanks to My Family History Research – MyHeritage blogFred SkouDenmarkGenealogy2022-08-31
DNA Quest Helped Me Find My Birth Family — and a Whole Lot More – MyHeritage blogAshleigh Brown & LaurindaCanadaAdoption2022-08-18
There Was Only Me… Now There’s a We – MyHeritage blogEsther DGermanyAdoption2022-08-16
I Finally Met My Sister After More Than 50 Years Apart – MyHeritage blogDiane Ward & Mary McLaughlinUSAAdoption2022-08-04
Murders, rapes and more cases like the Somerton Man could be solved with more use of genetic genealogy technology, expert says – ABC NewsAustraliaInvestigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG)2022-07-28
I Finally Met the Half-Brother I Found Through MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogAnna SardisUSA, Greece & SwedenAdoption2022-07-27
Somerton Man identified as Melbourne electrical engineer, researcher says – ABC NewsCarl/Charles WebbAustraliaUnidentified human remains; IGG2022-07-26
DNA Quest Helped Me Find My Birth Family — and a Whole Lot More – MyHeritage blogAshleigh BrownCanada & Dominican RepublicAdoptions2022-07-21
‘We couldn’t let each other go’ – Siblings reunited 80 years after separation in WWII – ABC NewsBill & Beryl StewartAustraliaOrphans separated2022-07-13
Marilyn: Her Final Secret – a factual documentary about how DNA from a sample of Marilyn Monroe’s hair revealed the identity of her unknown father – SBS OnDemand (Australia)Marilyn MonroeUSAUnknown father2022-07-00
I Uncovered the 76-Year-Old Secret of My Mum’s Birth Father… and Unearthed a New Secret – MyHeritage blogLisaEnglandUnknown grandfather2022-06-28
I Found My Mother After More Than 22 Years of Searching – MyHeritage blogIsabelle GuilbertFranceAdoptee2022-06-27
Sisters Feel Joy ‘Like 5-Year-Olds’ in First Meeting After 56 Years of Not Knowing the Other Existed – People.comDiane Ward & Mary McLaughlinUSA & EnglandAdoptions2022-06-27
Finding Holly Marie – Dancing on the edge of new realities in crime solving – Family History DetectivesAllison PeacockUSAInvestigative Genetic Genealogy2022-06-16
Best Father’s Day Gift Ever – 23andMe blogRickUSAMisattributed father2022-06-09
Better Together: Sisters Meet for the First Time – 23andMe blogLimia Ravart & Hannah RaleighChina, Canada, USAAdoptees2022-06-01
My Aunt & I Solved the 100-Year-Old Mystery of My Great-Grandfather’s Identity – MyHeritage blogJessica StanmeyerUSAUnknown great grandfather2022-05-30
Genome fully sequenced from remains of adult Pompeii man encased in volcanic ash – Smithsonian MagazineItalyAnthropology2022-05-27
Newly-identified Male Lineage May Reshape the Story of the First Americans – FTDNA blogKevin Segura
USAGenealogy2022-05-20
Using a Single Photo & DNA Matching, I Unlocked the Secret Her Grandmother Took to the Grave – MyHeritage blogBarbro, Anna & GustafSwedenUnknown grandfather2022-05-17
Finding the Forrest family – using chromosome analysis – DNA Discoveries blogVicki HailsAustralia; Scotland; CanadaGenealogy2022-05-05
A 23andMe Customer Reflects on the Meaning of Family – 23andMe blogJodee ProuseCanadaMisattributed father & surprise brother2022-04-21
Finding the parents of Frederick Harold Plowright born 1881 – Anne’s Family HistoryAnne YoungAustraliaGenealogy2022-03-22
Stewart and McLellan family – joining the dots with DNA – DNA Discoveries by Vicki HailsShaw Stewart & Mary McLellanScotland & IrelandGenealogy2022-03-19
‘I never felt right’: DNA test reveals Melbourne woman introduced to wrong ‘biological mother’ – The GuardianPenny MackiesonAustraliaAdoption baby mix-up2022-03-15
Arkansas judge left in a shoebox as a newborn, discovers birth parents after Fox News interview – New York PostJoseph WoodUSAFoundling2022-03-12
Identification of a decedent in a 103-year-old homicide case using forensic anthropology and genetic genealogy – Forensic Science ResearchAR Michael, SR Blatt, M Isa, A Redgrave, D UbelakerUSACold Case2022-03-11
Half-Brothers Found Each Other with MyHeritage DNA. Then, They Discovered They Had Sisters – MyHeritage blogFernando Hermansson Carabali; Ivan Andreas; Sandra & AngelaColombia, Sweden, Netherlands, SpainAdoption; Unknown siblings2022-03-07
The DNA-Secret that went to the grave too early – Phil GrassNattrass & StewartIreland, Scotland, EnglandGenealogy2022-03-01
They Were Switched at Birth—and Didn’t Find Out for 50 Years – The Daily BeastKathryn Jones, Tina Ennis, Jill LopezUSABaby mix-up2022-02-24
How a DNA test unearthed an unbelievable century-old switched at birth story – NJ.comCelia Lefkowitz & Selma BerzonUSABaby mix-up2022-02-19
‘DNA Doesn’t Lie. People Lie.’ After discovering six adopted brothers and sisters, these siblings believe their story is more than a sprawling family secret – Washington PostBob Bryntwick, Sharon Coppola, Reissa Spier, Rene Holm, and moreUSAAdoption & baby selling2022-02-09
North Augusta woman uses 23andMe, finds nephew she never knew she had – WJBF News 6 ABCCamisha Riggins & Daymon HeatonUSAUnknown father2022-02-09
77 Years After the Holocaust, DNA Test Connects Survivor with Descendants of Surviving Relatives – MyHeritage blogEva SzepesiHungary, Slovakia, Poland & IsraelHolocaust2022-01-27
Polish Jewish sisters orphaned and separated 80 years ago are reunited
by DNA test
– The Jewish Chronicle
Halina Michałowska & Krystyna LeszczynskaPolandWWII orphans; Holocaust2022-01-27
Thanks to DNA testing, local woman finds a half-sister she never knew she had – Citrus County ChronicleDanielle Avery & Kristin NavaUSAAdoption2022-01-12
Melbourne man discovers 1,000 aunts and uncles with genetic test – ABC RadioJack NunnUK, Ireland, Australia + moreSperm donor conception surprise2022-01-06
DNA Doe Project Success Stories – John & Jane Does, Cases Solved – DNA Doe ProjectDNA Doe Project (DDP)USAUnidentified Human Remains (UHR)2022-00-00
She Learned She Was Adopted, Then Found Her Birth Family. Now, She’s Helping Others Do the Same – MyHeritage blogAlejandra Goicoechea & Eduardo BatallanArgentina & SpainAdoption2021-12-30
Scientists just reconstructed one of the oldest family trees ever charted, using DNA from graves in a Neolithic tomb – Live ScienceEnglandAncient Genealogy2021-12-23
How I lost my Pomeranian – Danielle LautrecGottlieb MalchowAustraliaGenealogy & misattributed father2021-12-21
Dad meets daughter for the first time just before Christmas – WCHSTV NewsRob Donahue & SarahUSAAdoption2021-12-21
A Family of Strangers – How a simple DNA test turned worlds upside down, leading to profound questions of identity – BBC SoundsPhilip Clark & othersUK & CanadaMisattributed fathers & sperm donation2021-12-21
‘I was in shock’: West Fargo man reunited with entire biological family he’d never met – InforumDon Lazorenko, Zach Lee & Linda ErvinUSAAdoption2021-12-17
A baby was taken from her mother’s arms in the Holocaust. The family just reunited. – Washington PostDora & Eva Rapaport; Clare & Evelyn ReayUSA, UK, Israel, GermanyStolen baby WWII2021-12-14
Long Lost Friends Learn They’re Also Sisters – 23andMe blogLinda Rinaldi & Cheryl BeckerUSAMisattributed father & surprise sister2021-12-13
El Pasoan brings biological siblings together for first time in over 70 years – KTSMRichard Berglund/Robert Harron Ledkins, Danielle BlattnerUSAAdoption2021-12-13
30 years after working together, women discover they are half-sisters – TodayCheryl Becker & Linda RinaldiUSAMisattributed father & unknown sister2021-12-11
Father and daughter meet for the first time after 50 years – First Coast NewsMitzi Dickert & Tim & Mimi NguyenUSA & VietnamUnknown father2021-12-11
Lakewood woman meets sister after 73 years – The Denver ChannelLinda Hoffman & Harriet CarterUSAAdoption2021-12-07
Family Stories Vs Documents & DNA – Lara Diamond’s Jewnealogy blogReiza & Yankel Diamond & Yehoshua DimentUSAGenealogy2021-12-05
19th century family saga re-told by DNA recovered from postcard stamps – Science DirectXaver & Dina, Renc & RonAustriaGenealogy & DNA from stamps2021-11-30
Ancestry.com led me to my father and brother — and the biggest surprise of my life | Chosen Family – The InquirerReggie Shuford, Peter & Tony GrearUSASurprise father2021-11-25
Last Year, She Uncovered Her Grandmother’s Secret Past. This Year, She Identified Her Mystery Biological Grandfather – MyHeritage blogStephanie GustysCanada & LithuaniaUnknown father2021-11-23
I Took a DNA Test for My Health. It Found Me a Family – MyHeritage blogLizzie ShaltzUSAAdoption2021-11-16
Family discovers IVF mix-up after DNA test for 12-year-old son – TodayDonna & Vanner Johnson and Devin & Kelly McNeilUSAIVF sperm mixup2021-11-13
A Veterans’ Day Story From 23andMe – 23andMe blogJessica Dudley & Lee Eugene DudleyUSA & CambodiaWar baby, unknown father2021-11-09
We Discovered a Half-Sister on MyHeritage. She’d Been Looking for Us for 27 Years – MyHeritage blogHope Fowler & Krystal BaezUSAUnknown father2021-11-04
Old Lady Who Never Had Kids Takes DNA Test Which Reveals She Has a Daughter – AmomamaDorothy Weaver, Susan, Michelle SimpsonUSAIdentical twins separated2021-11-03
Autosomal DNA Analysis Confirms Identity of Living Descendant of Sitting Bull – MyHeritage blogErnie LaPointe & Sitting BullUSAGenealogy2021-10-31
Thanks to MyHeritage DNA Quest, I Had Both of My Dads to Walk Me Down the Aisle – MyHeritage blogKara MillerUSAAdoption2021-10-12
52 Years in 11 Days: A Son, Facing Death, Finds His Father – Yahoo NewsSam Anthony & Craig NelsonUSAAdoption2021-10-11
Family Heritage Month – DNA test reveals truth for one man after Irish nuns lied – IrishCentralKevin Battle, William SheehyIreland & USAForced Adoption2021-10-09
23andMe Offers Revelations for Adoptee Searching for His Siblings – 23andMe blogAaron HarrisUSAAdoption2021-09-17
A surprise sister: Woman found her Korean sibling on 23andMe – Montclair Local NewsBarbara Clarke Ruiz & Lupe IbarraUSA & South KoreaAdoption2021-08-24
I Found My Dad’s Secret Birth Father Thanks to a MyHeritage DNA Test – MyHeritage blogRobyn Trickel Barret Dowd & BarlowUSAMisattributed grandfather2021-08-22
‘I can’t believe it’: Waterdown woman reunites with biological mother after 45-year search – Flamborough ReviewAmanda Hagan & Bonnie BernadineUK & CanadaAdoption2021-08-19
MyHeritage DNA Helped Me Find My Real Grandfather – MyHeritage blogAnders & Inge Bergenek, Simon OlsonSwedenMisattributed paternity2021-08-16
Wadsworth woman finds son she put up for adoption 33 years ago through 23andMe – News5 ClevelandMelanie Pressley & Greg VosslerUSAAdoption2021-08-12
The Magic of DNA: two stories – TinteanJudy Porra & Nonie HolmanAustraliaAdoption2021-08-10
I Found My Best Friend’s Birth Father Thanks to MyHeritage – MyHeritage blogJane Nicholson, Tony WoodUKAdoption2021-08-04
Long Time Friends Find Out They’re Actually Sisters – 23andMe blogJulia & CassieUSA & Dominican RepublicAdoption2021-07-30
I Finally Found My Dad, and I Can’t Be Happier – MyHeritage blogYves Innes, Tjarda EngelboschBelgiumMisattributed father2021-07-22
Woman Forced to Give Up Baby 66 Years Ago Takes DNA Test, Finds Son After Years of Searching – NewsweekIssy Carr, George Staveley, Kym & KeithUK & AustraliaForced adoption2021-07-21
Despite My Birth Father’s Denial, MyHeritage DNA Connected Me with My Family – MyHeritage blogSteve HigginbottomUSAPaternal family2021-07-20
Finding ‘Grace’: Murder, DNA and ancestry – BBC NewsRob, Shawna Beth Garber, Danielle PixlerUSAMissing person, Unidentified remains, IGG2021-07-16
A Sperm Donor is Found with DNA – Kitty Cooper’s blogTiegerUSA & AustriaDonor conceived2021-07-15
After scouring China for 24 years on a motorbike, a determined father is reunited with his abducted son – ABC NewsGuo Gangtang & Guo XinzhenChinaStolen child2021-07-14
There Was Only Me… Now There’s a We – MyHeritage blogEsther D & Linda, Billy Kaot (Raphaël Alingabo) Germany, Sweden, CongoAdoption2021-07-07
30 Years After Learning that My Birth Father Wasn’t the Man Who Raised Me, I Finally Found Out Who He Was – MyHeritage blogIngrid Goeury & Fanny BourdariasFranceUnknown father2021-06-30
Woman finds her biological father through DNA kit, after decade of searching – WTKR NewsJulie LaneUSAAdoption2021-06-20
A Father and Daughter Meet for the First Time – 23andMe blogTom Chaney & Stephanie McKennaUSAAdoption2021-06-15
DNA test brings brother, sister in Crestwood together for first time in over 50 years – WLKYShari Klosterman & Van RowndUSAMisattributed father2021-06-12
My Brother Vanished at Age 3. MyHeritage Helped Me Find Him 32 Years Later – MyHeritage blogJhonatan & Juan JimenezColombiaStolen child2021-06-10
When your biological father is your mother’s fertility doctor: DNA tests reveal cases of ‘fertility fraud’ – USA TodayRoberta Voss, Martin D GreenbergUSAFertility fraud, sperm donor2021-06-08
Long-lost sisters find each other, learn they have matching tattoos – NY PostVictoria Voorhees & Alyss RavaeUSAAdoption2021-06-03
I Found a Photo of My Great-Great-Grandma Thanks to a DNA Match on MyHeritage – MyHeritage blogKarla SaraviaUSAGenealogy2021-05-30
Perviously Unknown Siblings Unite – MyHeritageDianne & GrahamAustraliaMisattributed father2021-05-26
Family reunited through DNA kit, 1 sibling from Watertown – Fox6 MilwaukeeGreg Morrison aka Craig JohnsonUSASeparated family2021-05-24
Two Texas Women in Their 50s Make a Startling Discovery: They Were Switched at Birth – NextTribeMary Ann Saenz High & Cynthia RectorUSABaby mix-up2021-05-19
Freeport woman meets half-sister she never knew she had, thanks to DNA test – MyStatelineBonnie Weaver & Dale AusteinUSAAdoption2021-05-13
Men are best friends for 6 decades before learning they’re brothers – Spotlight StoriesWalter McFarland & Alan RobinsonHawaii USAAdoption & surprise brother2021-05-11
Mother and child reunion: They had looked for each other for decades. A DNA test reconnected them. – Montreal GazetteSandy Hutton & Richie MillidgeCanadaAdoption2021-05-09
After 50 years, a daughter found her birth mom — who starred on her favorite show as a kid – Today Show USLisa Wright & Lynne MoodyUSAAdoption2021-05-07
Craig man uncovers eight siblings through DNA testing – Craig PressVictor & James GreerUSAUnexpected families; Bigamy2021-05-06
Mother’s Day Miracle – 23andMe blogMegan McCarthy & MaryUSAAdoption2021-05-05
Me, my half-sister and her biological mum – ABC Radio NationalSuzanne Burdon & Hazel CleryAustralia, UK, USAAdoption2021-05-03
X is for X-DNA – Anne YoungMary HickeyIreland & AustraliaGenealogy2021-04-28
DNA Testing Dispels a Genealogical Myth – MediumMegan SmolenyakSlovakiaGenealogy2021-04-28
DNA Testing Reunites Long-Lost Family After 60 Years – Jewish ExponentLaurie Gandel Samuels & LarissaBelarus & USASeparated in WWII2021-04-28
Myrtle Beach father reunites with son he hasn’t seen for 57 years – ABC 15 NewsRichard McCleary & JimUSAAdoption2021-04-23
Bodies found in desert in 1980 ID’d as woman seeks parents – ABC NewsChristine SalleyUSAAdoption & Murder2021-04-23
DNA exposed my ancestor’s double life – Who Do You Think You Are? MagazineWilliam ChardUKGenealogy2021-04-22
Half-Sisters from Across the Atlantic Find Each Other with MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogDiane Ward & Mary McLaughlinUSAAdoption2021-04-21
Decades after being adopted, 7 siblings born in N.J. reconnected by DNA search – NJ.comYale GefticUSAAdoption2021-04-18
Identical twins separated at birth reunited 36 years later – Good Morning AmericaMolly Sinert & Emily BushnellUSA & South KoreaAdoption2021-04-16
How can DNA Solve Unknown Parentage and Break Down a Brick Wall? – Legacy Tree GenealogistsAnnie RiceUSAGenealogy2021-04-14
Genetic Mapping – story of Emma Gilchrist adoptee, DNA reveals her presumed father was not her bio father – MaisonneuveEmma GilchristCanadaMisattributed paternity2021-04-12
Finding Margaret – DNA Case Study by DNAsleuth – Ann RaymontDaveUSAGenealogy2021-04-01
Adopted Sydney woman meets family for first time in six decades – SunriseMary-Anne WilfordAustraliaAdoption2021-03-31
‘Finding people is easy:’ DNA databases help unite American veterans with their long-lost children – Stars & StripesDonald Pelkey & Phan Thi NuoiVietnam & USAGIs & War babies2021-03-25
Rae Robinson Uncovers Father and 3 Half-Sisters With MyHeritage – MyHeritageRae RobinsonUSAMisttributed paternity2021-03-25
I Discovered I Had a Different Dad and Gained a New Family with MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogDebra BiaginiUSAMisattributed paternity2021-03-24
What happened to Bill’s father? – DNA Family Secrets – BBC TwoVariousUKVarious2021-03-19
Woman’s Search for Her Birth Parents Leads to a Story of Murder – New York TimesKathy Gillcrist & William Bradford Bishop JrUSAAdoption2021-03-09
Born out of love: How the baby they gave up 50 years ago reunited high school sweethearts – IndyStarDonna Horn & Joe CougillUSAAdoption2021-03-03
Find Family with X-DNA – Through the TreesShannon ChristmasUSAGenealogy2021-02-22
Half-Siblings from Around the World Discover Each Other with MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogGina, Wendy, Brigette, LarroCanada & Dominican RepublicAdoption2021-02-22
Identifying Malinda Prater’s parents – McKell KeeneyMalinda PraterUSAGenealogy2021-02-17
A DNApainter success example – Historical PursuitsEleanor DeyesonUSA & GermanyGenealogy2021-02-10
My Story: I Never Gave Up Till I Found My Father – MyHeritage blogErna RusiFinlandUnknown father2021-02-07
A Consumer DNA Test Strained My Marriage and My Family’s Privacy – The DoeSweetCarolUSASurprise child2021-02-03
Beach Park woman uses website to find father, siblings who didn’t know she existed: ‘Wow, I think I just found my family’ – Chicago TribuneSonolito Bronson & Herb ScottUSAFather found2021-01-29
Family Separated During the Holocaust Find Each Other with MyHeritage DNA Test – MyHeritage blogGedalya & Miriam Sura EhrenbergPoland, Israel & USASeparated in WWII2021-01-26
‘It just makes sense’: How a chance DNA test upended Alan’s identity – The AgeAlan NeussAustraliaDonor conceived2021-01-20
3% DNA Match Leads Woman to Reunite With Long-lost Father – MyHeritage blogSusana Boggs & NanoUSAUnknown father2021-01-20
Woman discovers shocking truth of maternity home where she gave birth – New York PostMargaret Erle, George Katz & David RosenbergUSAAdoption2021-01-09
23andMe Helps Adoptee Find Birth Family – 23andMe blogBonnieUSAAdoption2021-01-06
23andMe Christmas Gifts Reunite Mother and Son – 23andMe blogTami Hawley & MattUSAAdoption2020-12-22
Abandoned in a car 83 years ago, ‘Billy Sunshine’ finally finds his roots – Portland Press HeraldRonald PerraultUSAFoundling2020-12-06
‘I’ve got family’: pleasure, pitfalls and the rapid rise of home DNA kits – The AgeKeran MurphyAustraliaAdoption2020-12-05
French Man Discovers Half-Sister in Texas and Finds Their German Roots – MyHeritage blogGian Carlo David-Faliva, Joe Reichart, BeverlyUSAUnknown father2020-12-02
Family secret exposed: 70 years later, man finds biological family in Kentucky – WLWT5Peter Robbins & Skip EubankUSAAdoption surprise2020-12-01
DNA Testing Fills in Gaps for Adult Adoptees – 23andMe blogShellye / DougUSAAdoptees2020-11-27
MyHeritage Reunites Daughter with Father Who Didn’t Know She Exists – MyHeritage blogSeraine Danner & Vincent LipskiUSAUnknown father2020-11-12
How a Genealogist, DNA and BeenVerified Helped Solve a Family Mystery – BeenVerifiedTroy PappasUSAMisattributed father2020-11-11
Two Sisters Took a DNA Test. It Revealed Their Dad Had Been a Missing Person for Decades – Yahoo LifeRichard Palmadesso, Tom & Jerry MartinUSAAbducted child2020-11-07
An Adoption Story – DNA SleuthRuth PerryUSAAdoptee2020-11-01
Families in Canada and Moldova Learn Their Babies Were Switched at Birth – Inside EditionVariousCanada & MoldovaBabies switched at birth2020-10-30
Despite Mixed Results, South Asian Adoptees Turn To DNA Tests To Find Relatives – Science The WireAnand Kaper & othersIndia, South AsiaAdoption2020-10-21
DNA Test Connects Kin—and Kindred Spirits – YDG Sunny MortonChris & CarlUSAGenealogy2020-10-15
Embracing Latino Heritage with A Mexican Homecoming – 23andMe blogStephen DuncanUSAAdoptee2020-10-15
Half Siblings Reunite After Over 80 Years Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogTorsten SimanderDenmarkMisattributed father2020-10-11
Shocking Ethnicity Estimate Leads to Life-Altering Discovery – Legacy Tree Genealogists blogTomUSA, Ireland, ItalyMisattributed father2020-10-05
A Serendipitous Match – DNAsleuth blogAnn Raymont, John & Julia HeadenIrelandGenealogy2020-10-01
DNA Match Leads Woman to Uncover the Past Her Grandmother Was Too Traumatized to Tell – MyHeritage blogStephanieCanada, Scotland, LithuaniaGenealogy, adoption, refugees2020-09-30
Helping Other Korean Adoptees Find Their Story – 23andMe blogThomas Park ClementKorea & USAKorean adoptees2020-09-25
The baby in the phone box – by Gail Wilson-Waring – Auckland LibrariesKeith Mitchell, Baby BobbyNew ZealandAbandoned baby2020-09-21
How a Toronto woman discovered she has up to 600 half-siblings – CBC RadioAdrianne Smith & Caryl BlumenthalCanadaSperm donor2020-09-19
Finding out I had 600 half-siblings sent me on a quest to end sperm donor anonymity – CBC CanadaBarry StevensUKFertility fraud, Donor conceived2020-09-15
Nineteen children and counting – Washington PostBryce ClearyUSASperm donor2020-09-08
MSU student finds sister decades after both were adopted from South Korea – Lansing State JournalMelanie McCormick & Madie GustafsonUSAAdopted sisters2020-09-07
Secrets Of The Family Tree – Magster, from The Australian Women’s WeeklyRose Overberg & Courtney du ToitAustraliaDonor conceived2020-09-01
Baby Jessica: Infant abandoned in B.C. ditch grows up and tracks down her parents – Richmond NewsAdriana Bonner, Baby JessicaCanadaAbandoned baby2020-08-31
23andMe Genetic Tree Provides Critical Clue to Solve 137-Year-Old Disappearance Mystery – DNA-ExplainedRoberta Estes & Garmon EstesUSGenealogy2020-08-26
Through MyHeritage, Great-Grandmother of 2 is Reunited with Uncles and Aunt She Never Knew Existed – MyHeritage blogShona WiseAustralia & ScotlandUnknown father2020-08-19
DNA tracing sites can reveal dark family secrets — as well as your genetic background – ABC NewsMarkAustraliaAdoption2020-08-10
DNA solved the mystery of my Dad’s adoption – Who Do You Think You Are MagazinePeter WilliamsUKUnofficial adoption2020-08-09
Headlines told of a baby found in 1934 near Baltimore’s Penn Station. New DNA tests offer an answer to the mystery. – Baltimore SunSvec & BradleyUSAFoundling inside job2020-07-31
I found my mystery ancestor through DNA links – Who Do You Think You Are MagazineSandra MetcalfeNew Zealand & UKUnknown grandfather2020-07-27
‘I was found as a baby wrapped in my mum’s coat – but who am I?’ – BBC NewsTony May, Victor BanksUKFoundling2020-07-19
Nadean Stone: 40 Year Journey To Find Her Croatian Birth Parents – Total Croatia NewsNadean StoneCanadaAdoption2020-07-16
A Gift of Knowledge – 23andMe blogAnnUSALong lost sister found2020-07-14
Newfound in Newfoundland: Thanks to MyHeritage DNA, Daughter Finds Father Who Never Knew She Existed – MyHeritage blogLinda Brown & Dallas StoneCanada & USAAdoption & War Baby2020-07-07
How DNA helped me find…all the Brimble children – Vicki HailsBrimble from WiltshireAustralia, UK, USAGenealogy2020-06-28
The Gheas: Our Eurasian Family – Kathryn BarrettGhea, Gee, Wieckhorst, ReinfahrtAustralia, Germany, ChinaGenealogy2020-06-28
Reuniting the Britton family – our ‘unnamed’ Britton Patriarch – Veronica WilliamsBrittons of FermanaghIreland, Australia, England, Israel, USAGenealogy2020-06-25
Vietnamese police officer finds his GI dad with DNA test – American Military NewsAndrew Nguyen & Michael StrangeVietnam & USAWar baby2020-06-20
Woman Finds Her Birth Father After 20+ Years of Searching – MyHeritage blogMelissa Porter & Kenneth BenderUSAUnknown father2020-06-16
Sperm donor meets biological daughter in wake of ‘Barwin babies’ scandal – CBC News CanadaMurray Thorpe & Anik Grenier; Norman BarwinCanadaDonor conceived2020-06-16
Long lost parents and unknown siblings – how DNA kits spell the end for Ireland’s family secrets – Independent News IrelandVariousIrelandFamily secrets2020-06-13
Irish Famine Orphan Jane Feeney and DNA – Tintean MagazineChristine Woodlands & Martyn KillionAustralia & IrelandGenealogy2020-06-10
This Father’s Day Is their First – 23andMe blogKeani & Adam; Reba; LindaUSAUnknown fathers2020-06-07
75 Years After 2-Year-Old and Mother Separated at Auschwitz, Their Families Find Each Other – MyHeritage blogDena Morris, Jean Gearhart & Clare ReayPoland, Germany, USA & UKFamily separated at Auschwitz2020-06-07
Korean adoptee uses DNA test and historic court case to demand to be part of her birth family – NBC NewsKara BosUSA & KoreaAdoption2020-06-05
DNA Match Leads MyHeritage Researcher to Long-Lost Family Members – MyHeritage blogElisabeth ZetlandUSA, Russia, UkraineLost family found2020-06-03
I Found Out I Have 5 Siblings I’ve Never Met During Lockdown. We Talked For The First Time On Zoom – VogueLizzie from LondonUKDonor conceived2020-05-31
They Grew Up Believing They Were Half Brothers From The Same Sperm Donor. A DNA Test Revealed The Truth. – BuzzFeed NewsTylan & moreUSASperm donor mixups2020-05-30
My Y-DNA Story – Along Borland Bank – mitoYDNA blogKevin BorlandUSA, Ireland, ScotlandGenealogy2020-05-27
Using DNA tools to solve a genealogical mystery – Vicki HailsVicki HailsAustraliaGenealogy2020-05-22
Connecting with Family Across Borders – 23andMe blogPaul KnollUSA & CanadaAdoption2020-05-15
A 23andMe Story for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day – 23andMe blogSusan ZinglerUSAAdoption2020-05-09
Man Discovers His Father Wasn’t His Father — and Gains 6 New Siblings — with MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogGeorge GreenUK & USAMisattributed Father2020-04-06
‘I’m still working on forgiving the fertility doctor who secretly fathered me and at least 60 children’ – iNews UKInge HerlaarNetherlandsSperm donor doctor2020-03-27
Korean Sisters Reunited Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogKim Ok Le & Trine JensenSouth KoreaAdoption2020-03-18
Thanks to MyHeritage DNA, A Father Reunites with the Daughter He Never Knew He Had – MyHeritage blogAnne Angot & Theo VannVietnamAdoption2020-03-12
Adopted QCA twins, birth mother meet after 66 years – KWQC TVJim and John KrupUSAAdoption2020-03-07
23andMe Connection Offers Clues to a 75-year-old Mystery – 23andMe blogTommy & Jerry; Palmadesso sistersUSAKidnapped child2020-03-04
‘My DNA uncovered a murderer:’ Almost 50 years later, cops say her uncle committed the crime – KTVU FOX 2Sophia Edwards; Robert Dale Edwards; Naomi SandersUSACold Case2020-02-29
How My 86-Year-Old Grandma Found Two Brothers She Didn’t Know Existed Thanks to MyHeritage – MyHeritage blogKvětoslava Bechyňová nee Štiková & Emanuel LukšíčekCzech RepublicUnknown Father2020-02-23
DNA shock: 59-year-old man discovers he has a secret family – That’s LifePeter MooreAustraliaAdoption2020-02-23
After the Click: How a mother and her son fostered a new family relationship – 23andMe blogDoug Clarke & Patricia JohnsonUSAAdoption2020-02-20
Learning About Yourself With 23andMe – 23andMe blogJeremiahUSAUnknown Heritage2020-02-18
I Submitted My DNA to Discover An Identity. Instead, I Found A Family. – WDETLaura KhalilUSADonor Conceived2020-02-18
DNA Test Results Life-Changing for Enfield Man – NBC ConnecticutRyan SimpsonUSADonor Conceived2020-02-13
Eight decades after being abandoned in Edinburgh Woolworths as a baby, foundling breaks silence to forgive birth mum and find his family – Sunday PostPeterScotlandFoundling2020-02-09
Thomas Finds Family, and then His Valentine – 23andMe blogThomas JohnsonUSAUnknown Father2020-02-07
She Took a MyHeritage DNA Test… and Discovered That Everything She Knew About Her Family Was Wrong – MyHeritage blogJudith AntalHungaryUnexpected Ethnicity2020-02-06
How a DNA test and Facebook sleuthing helped this P.E.I. woman find her biological family – CBC News CanadaMichelle Blanchard & Jeanette DunneCanadaAdoption2020-02-03
DNA test kit brings long-lost family together for the first time – KOLD NewsSherry WingfieldUSAAdoption2020-01-30
Woman reunited with long-lost father after 56 years when he was ‘suggested’ as a friend by Facebook – Sutton & Croydon GuardianKaren Harris & Trevor SindenUKAdoption2020-01-23
DNA Quest Beneficiary Discovers She Descends from World-Renowned Meteorologist – MyHeritage blogCindy MurrayUnspecified & UKAdoption2020-01-21
DNA tests and family matters – CBS NewsRichard & Sara Reibman and Tom JohnsonUSABaby mixup2020-01-20
‘Everyone and their brother was messaging me on Facebook.’ DNA tests reveal long-lost relatives, but the rest is a minefield – MarketWatchCassandra MadisonDominican Republic & USAAdoption2020-01-18
‘It tore me in pieces’: Men switched at birth regret never meeting biological parents – CBC CanadaCraig Avery & Clarence HynesCanadaBaby mixup2020-01-15
Johannes Finds Loving Family After a Difficult Search – MyHeritage blog
JohannesGermanyAdoption2020-01-14
How a DNA test revealed the family I never knew – CBS NewsSteve HartmanUSAAdoption2020-01-10
DNA tests and family matters – CBS NewsRichard & Sara Reibman & Tom JohnsonUSABaby mixup2020-01-05
“Next thing I know, there were 42 people welcoming me to the family.” – MyHeritage storiesRae RobinsonUSAUnknown Father2020-01-05
Australian woman spends Christmas in N.S. with dad she found through online DNA test – CBC NewsCaroline Centa & Paul MenhennettAustralia & CanadaMisattributed Paternity2020-01-02
Finding family: DNA test kit leads Fishers woman to her adopted mother’s siblings – CurrentMary SmithUSAAdoption2019-12-24
Mother meets her daughter 54 years later – Red Rock NewsLisa Wright & Lynne MoodyUSAAdoption2019-12-18
By Chance: Switched at birth, they were brought together again by coincidence – CBC CanadaClarence Hynes & Craig AveryCanadaBaby mixup2019-12-11
DNA Upload to MyHeritage Reveals Father and 3 Half-Sisters – MyHeritage blogRae RobinsonUSAUnknown Father2019-12-02
“Thanks to MyHeritage, I found him and I am so grateful for that.” – MyHeritage storiesJan GobbensNetherlandsAdoption2019-11-27
“I feel I’ve come full circle. I feel complete.” – MyHeritage StoriesJenna BehrmannUSAAdoption2019-11-21
Raised an only child, Southgate woman, 92, learns she has 19 half siblings – Detroit Free PressMariann JefferyUSAAdoption2019-11-11
Sperm donors should waive anonymity, fertility regulator says – BBC NewsAndy WatersUKSperm Donor2019-10-29
This is My Truth, A Customer’s Point of View – 23andMe blogLisa AltmannUSAAdoption2019-10-29
‘It’s a girl! I have a 35-year-old child. I do not know who the mother is.’: Man ‘mind blown’ after discovering adult daughter he never knew existed, becomes a grandfather overnight – Love What MattersHeather Bradley & Greg ZedlarUSAAdoption2019-10-21
Finding Roy’s Grandparent – How DNA testing helps your research – Philip GrassPhilip GrassUKGenealogy2019-10-16
Woman Learns Her Long Lost Sister Is Tisha Campbell-Martin on The Real – toofabEllen Lindsey & Tisha Campbell-MartinUSAAdoption2019-10-15
Mom reunites with child she thought was dead – KRON4 NewsTina Bejarano & KristinUSAAdoption2019-10-14
A Remarkable Reunion: Johannes Discovers Biological Family Through DNA Quest – MyHeritage blogJohannes NielsenSouth Korea & USAAdoption2019-10-06
Cousins Living 11,000 Miles Apart Unite Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogLinda Reardon & Noeline HewittUK & NZGenealogy2019-10-03
Oregon doctor says his donated sperm was used to father at least 17 children – Oregon LiveBryce ClearyUSASperm Donor2019-10-02
Man abandoned as baby at Atlanta hotel finds his family 75 years later – MSN NewsRichard ColeUSAFoundling2019-10-02
DNA shock: My neighbour was my BROTHER – That’s LifeLaureen Clarke & JoshUSASurprise Sibling2019-09-28
Finding Family After All Hope Is Lost – MyHeritage blogPatrick TarinUSAFamily Abduction2019-09-15
A Woman’s AncestryDNA Test Revealed a Medical Secret – The AtlanticHolly Becker & Patrick DaveyUSACord blood recipient2019-09-13
‘The hairs on the back of my neck stood up’: Hairdresser, client find they’re half-siblings – CBC CanadaAndrea Quint Fleck & Troy WingetCanadaAdoption2019-09-10
Korean Sisters Find ‘The Missing Piece’ in MyHeritage’s New Documentary Film – MyHeritage blogChristine Pennell & Kim HaelenSouth KoreaAbandoned toddlers2019-09-10
81-year-old meets long lost siblings in Detroit thanks to DNA kit – Fox2 News DetroitJim Walters & Alan MillerUSAAdoption2019-09-03
Half-Sisters Meet for First Time, Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogChristine CourtwrightUSAAdoption2019-09-01
Bobby Dunbar mystery solved? DNA test puts 100-year-old mystery to rest – History 101Dunbar & AndersonUSAMissing Child2019-08-13
George Tunnecliffe of Taranaki — and Tean – Margaret GaffneyTunnecliffeNZ & UKGenealogy2019-08-06
82-year-old adoptee finally finds her biological family – Vancouver SunCarley LahaiseCanadaAdoption2019-08-06
Seoul Sisters and Brothers – 23andMe blogTamara & LeslieKoreaAdoptions2019-07-31
She Was Found Strangled in a Well, and Now She Has a Name – The AtlanticLouise PetersonUSACold Case, Law Enforcement2019-07-29
My cousin, the killer: Her DNA cracked a 1987 double murder – HeraldNetRusted & TalbottUSALaw Enforcement, Cold Case2019-07-28
Doris and the Schuesslers of Los Angeles – Jane’s GenesDorisUSAAdoption2019-07-28
How I Found Sarah Sheppard’s Parents – Judy WebsterSheppard, Becks, BeexUKGenealogy2019-07-21
DNA Testing Creates Wrenching Dilemmas for the Family Historian ‘I am sorry my doing genealogy has opened up Pandora’s box’ – The Wall Street JournalCarole DavisUSAGenealogy & Adoptions2019-07-20
Women adopted from South Korea learn they’re sisters and grew up 30 minutes apart – ABC NewsAshley & TrishaUSA & South KoreaAdoptions2019-07-16
Why should I research my DNA? – Rosemary KopittkeLawther, Lauder, HunterIreland & ScotlandGenealogy2019-07-14
Unexpected side-effect of DNA Downunder – Susie ZadaSchubert, De LeiuenGermany & AustraliaGenealogy2019-07-14
Irish Mother finds her son … 60 years later – Maurice GleesonAnonymousIrelandAdoption2019-07-09
So much for bagpipes – how I used DNA to find Henry’s family – Janelle CollinsHenry TuckUK & AustraliaGenealogy2019-07-07
Truth: A Love Story – Harvard MagazineStuart SchreiberUSAMisattributed Paternity2019-07-00
DNA Helps Break Down Brick Walls – Fran Kitto, Travel GeneeJames Miller IrelandScotland & NZGenealogy2019-06-25
She bought a DNA kit and solved a family mystery 20 years after her parents died – Star GazetteHitchcockUSAAdoptions2019-06-19
The Death Of The Family Secret – Huffington PostAli Cole & Jess McIntoshUSAMisattributed Paternity2019-06-14
Three British WW1 soldiers buried after ’emotional’ DNA match – BBC NewsWallington & MeadUKWWI Soldiers2019-06-13
Meet the teen genealogy wiz uniting families – CBS NewsEric SchubertUSAAdoptions+2019-06-12
Another Unusual DNA Adoptee Case – Kitty Cooper‘Janice’USAAdoptee2019-06-10
Dani Shapiro: ‘Science will bring an end to these family secrets’ – The GuardianDani ShapiroUSADonor conceived2019-06-09
Mother’s shock as she discovers woman she raised is not her daughter – Belfast TelegraphHelen Maguire & Christine SkipseyIrelandBaby mixup2019-06-08
A Brutal Inheritance – His DNA solved a century-old jailhouse rape. The victim: his grandmother – BuzzFeed NewsHiram JohnsonUSAFamily Secret2019-06-06
A DNA Detective Story – the Bush Baby – Julia BellAnthea RingUKFoundling2019-06-05
23andMe video series called Identity – 23andMeVariousVariousVarious2019-06-00
Half-Sisters Reunite After 63 Years – MyHeritage blogPeni & SueUSAAdoptions2019-05-27
Struggling Care Worker Becomes Lord of $60 Million English Estate After DNA Test Proves He’s Heir – PeopleJordan Adlard-RogersEnglandUnexpected Inheritance2019-05-23
Family Mystery Solved Thanks to MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blogSandra & SorayaUSA; ColombiaAdoption2019-05-23
She Was Left in a Bag as a Newborn. DNA Testing Helped Her Understand Why – New York TimesEleni Liff, Sarah, Keith CruzUSAFoundling2019-05-22
French postal worker who never knew his U.S. serviceman father finally tracks down American siblings thanks to DNA test – Fox NewsAndre GantoisFrance, USAWar Baby2019-05-20
90-year-old mom reunites with daughter she placed for adoption 70 years ago – TodayBeth Pullen & Lynne WrayUSAAdoption2019-05-18
Man abandoned in Gatwick airport toilet as a baby 33 years ago finally tracks down his birth parents – only to discover his mother has died – Daily Mail UKGary Gatwick, Steve HydesEnglandFoundling2019-05-12
Dublin woman (81) finally meets her 103-year-old mother – The Irish TimesEileen MacklinIreland, ScotlandAdoption2019-05-10
Families Come Together For Their First Mother’s Day – 23andMe blogSeveralUSA?Adoptions2019-05-08
Siblings meet for the first time thanks to AncestryDNA – Ancestry blogRichard & ChristinaAustralia, Germany, USAWar baby2019-04-24
‘I think I’m your daughter’: Wash. dad connects with daughter through DNA testing – KREM2Brian Loke & Amanda FarrellUSASurprise Father2019-04-05
“I thought I was misreading something”: Ellie took a DNA test and it exposed her mum’s affair. – MamaMiaEllie & TimAustraliaMisattributed Paternity2019-04-04
Welcome to the Family! – McKell KeeneyJonathanUSAAdoption2019-03-06
Adopted Separately in China, Cousins Wind Up Almost Next Door – 23andMe blogClaire & StefanieUSA & ChinaAdoption2019-01-26
Andy Samberg gives his Berkeley mother a gift: the truth about her birth parents – The Jewish News of Northern CaliforniaAndy Samberg, Margie SambergUSA & ItalyAdoption2019-01-11
Announcements of cases solved using genetic genealogy – Parabon Nanolabs NewsManyUSAForensic, Cold Case, Law Enforcement2019-00-00
Law enforcement cases solved using genetic genealogy – ISOGG WikiUSAForensic, Cold Case2019-00-00
‘I found out my parents were swingers’ – BBC NewsRobin ChristUSAMisattributed Paternity2018-12-19
James Dyer – From Niagara County to the Fiji Islands – Niagara’s WatercoolerJames DyerFiji & USAGenealogy2018-12-15
DNA Quest Reunion: Half-siblings in their 50s are reunited – MyHeritage blogCarlos CanasUSAAdoption2018-12-12
An Unanticipated Outcome of a DNA Ancestry Test – Kenneth L Leetz MD, American Journal of PsychiatryKenneth LeetzUSASperm Donor2018-12-01
DNA Quest Success: An emotional siblings’ reunion – MyHeritage blogKim PratherUSAAdoption2018-11-13
DNA Quest Reunion Featured on Good Morning America – MyHeritage blogMitch YurkovichUSAAdoption2018-10-25
DNA Quest Success: New Zealand Siblings Living Just Miles Apart Meet for the First Time – MyHeritage blogSusan Butler & Terry SmithNZAdoption2018-10-08
Rose Hannah: Mother of a Belfast orphan – Katelyn HannaDavid HannaIreland & ScotlandGenealogy2018-09-21
66 years after her secret adoption, Ontario woman meets sisters – CTV News CanadaLonita Stewart & Gwen Ross-Cieslak & Lynn ColliouCanadaAdoption2018-08-14
The mystery of the baby in the box – BBC NewsRobinEnglandFoundling2017-12-14
Argentina stolen baby reunited with relatives 40 years on – BBC NewsAdrianaArgentinaStolen Baby2017-12-06
Long lost Seymour siblings find each other through DNA test kit – New Haven RegisterKathrynUSAAdoption2017-11-22
Personal DNA testing finds long-lost family members – CBS8PatricaUSAAdoption2017-10-26
Secret Siblings – Regina Leader PostJean & FayeCanadaFoundling2017-08-18
DNA testing brings Davis cousins together for reunion – Hattiesburg American NewsCarla DavisUSAUnknown fathers2017-06-29
Benjaman Kyle finally gets his ID – Orlando SentinelBenjaman KyleUSAAmnesia2015-09-22
Identical sets of twin brothers mixed up at birth – The AgeJorge & CarlosColombiaBaby mixup2015-07-11
Adopted son found then lost again – NY TimesMargaretUSAAdoption2015-07-10
Baby Alpha Beta abandoned behind a grocery store finds her Mum – OC RegisterKaylaUSAFoundling2015-07-08
Man’s identity revealed: 50-year-old mystery solved – I-TeamPaul FronczakUSAStolen Baby2015-07-02
Where do I come from? – Mark (via Roberta Estes)MarkUSAAdoption2015-06-21
Dustbin baby Michelle finally tracks her mother down after 46 years – The MirrorMichelleEnglandFoundling2015-06-07
Gertie’s Babies, sold at birth, use DNA to recover lost past – TelegramSueUSAStolen Babies2015-04-04
Artificial Insemination Nightmare Revealed by DNA Test – CeCe Moore, Your Genetic GenealogistBranum & LippertUSASperm switch2014-01-07
Ancestry.com DNA Test Exposes Couples ‘Artificial’ Pregnancy, Police Convict Registered Offender – Life DailyThomas LippertUSASperm switch2014-01-00
Spain’s stolen babies and the families who lived a lie – BBC NewsManoli PagadorSpainStolen babies2011-10-18
Adoption success stories – ISOGG WikiVariousVariousAdoptions
ISOGG Member Y-DNA, mtDNA & atDNA Success Stories – ISOGG WikiVariousVariousGenealogy
Genealogy database leads Iowa woman to her half brother in Michigan – The Gazette
Switched at birth: Unravelling a century-old mystery with DNA – Alice PlebuchBaby mixup
Reunited father, son celebrate Christmas together for 1st time – 6ABC Action News
Guillaume’s Search – 23andMe blog
Mindy and Cindy’s 23andMe Story – 23andMe blog
23andMe Help Connect Siblings for A Reunion Decades in the Making – 23andMe blog
Lost Girls – 23andMe blog
Woman Reunited with Mother After 50-Year Search – MyHeritage blog
Daughter Reunites With Father Days Before His Death – MyHeritage blog
AncestryDNA Brings a Father and Son Together for the First Time – Ancestry blog
Family Researcher’s Surprise DNA Results Is Still A Source Of Pain – Extreme Genes
My personal DNA success story – Margaret Jordan
I am a Living Legacy to the Leader of the Band – Lynn Grubb
In the face of another – Jen W
And who would’ve thought… it figures – Jess
I Got a New Dad for My 60th Birthday – BBC
The mystery Samoan in my family tree – BBC News
Woman uses DNA test, finds sperm donor and pays a “devastating” price – CBS News
Suddenly siblings: Ancestry.com search reveals family ties – Courier Post South Jersey
‘Missing piece of the puzzle’: DNA test kit connects Tennessee man with unknown sister – DNJ
Dutch fertility doctor secretly fathered 49 children, DNA tests reveal – Fox News
DNA testing reveals mystery half-sibling – Detroit Free Press
The mystery of the ‘Hatbox Baby’ is solved, decades later – History 101
Elderly Irish woman, 81, finally finds her 103-year-old mother after decades of searching – Irish Post
Unexpected DNA Match Leads to Life-Changing Discovery – Legacy Tree
Genevieve thought her daughter died in childbirth. 69 years later, she finally hugged her – MamaMia
Couple decide to take DNA test for fun – but it doesn’t end well for them – UK MIrror
Two sisters bought DNA kits, and the results blew their family apart – MSN
He took a DNA test in search of his birth father and found a daughter instead – NBC News
DNA Test Helps Mother Reunite With Daughter She Thought Died Nearly 70 Years Ago – NY Times
DNA detectives and the end of family secrets – Sydney Morning Herald
The Fertility Doctor’s Secret – Donald Cline must have thought no one would ever know. Then DNA testing came along – The Atlantic
The sisters whose DNA kit test results blew apart their family as they knew it – The Australian
Friends of 12 years learn they’re half brothers after genetic test – Today
Identical twins meet for first time – Megan Kelly Today
‘I am thankful that she told me the truth when I asked’ – Christa’s Story of a DNA Surprise – Watershed DNA
‘Objects may appear closer than they are’ – self-identity reflections from Maggy’s NPE discovery at age 54 – Watershed DNA
(Don’t) Be Still, My Beating Heart – Part 2 -Watershed DNA
Two Sisters Must Decide Whether to Tell a New DNA Sister She’s an NPE – Watershed DNA
What Secrets Can Genetic Tests Really Reveal? – WebMD
Four siblings meet for the first time thanks to DNA test results – WPTV
81-year-old orphan discovers her 103-year-old birth mother is still alive after 61-year-search – Yahoo
Mother-Daughter reunion live on Good Morning America – MyHeritage
“It filled a hole in my life”, Kyle Gulden – MyHeritage Stories
“Except for the days my children were born, this was the happiest day of my life” – MyHeritage
“What is NPE?” – Information and support for the surprise discovery in your family – Watershed DNA
“We never thought we’d find each other” – MyHeritage
‘I Took A 23andMe Test To Learn My Ancestry’And Ended Up Finding My Maternal Grandmother’ – Womens Health Magazine
‘My God, that’s Kimberly!’: Scientist solves 1986 disappearance of Wynnewood girl – Philly News
1.5 Million Minus 2: DNA Testing Brings Ancestors Back from the Dead – The Armenian Weekly
116 year old missing person case solved – Annette Gregory
20 years later: Time and technology help sold baby find parents – Ohio News
23andMe Helps Adoptee Find Biological Family – 23andMe blog
23andMe Helps Catch A Fertility Doctor Who Impregnated Patients With His Own Sperm – Daily Wire
23andMe Reunites Yadira’s Family – 23andMe blog
Brothers reunited after 65 years – 23andMe blog
Goodnight Son – 80 year old man meets 60 year old son – 23andMe blog
An Unexpected Discovery – How Cody found his family – 23andMe blog
Sisters Greta & Stacy find each other through DNA – 23andMe blog
DNA helps brother and sister Michael & Leslie connect – 23andMe blog
Putting it Together – Liz, 48, finds parents and 8 siblings – 23andMe blog
It’s a Girl! Kelly finds her father and half siblings – 23andMe blog
Hey, Bro! Neil finds sister and mother via DNA – 23andMe blog
An Extraordinary Turn – Steven finds son he didn’t know he had – 23andMe blog
Tricia finds her father & siblings through DNA testing – 23andMe blog
A Secret No More – DNA connects Libby with relatives – 23andMe
Lost Girls – donor conceived girls find donor half-siblings through DNA – 23andMe blog
5 Siblings united via DNA database meet under the same roof for the first time – News10
50 years later, DNA sleuthing reunites family with long-lost brother – Whyy
76 year old Winnie finds her birth family – 23andMe
85 Years in the Making – AncestryDNA Reunites Siblings – Ancestry blog
85-year-old Texas man adopted as a baby finds biological family – People.com
90 year old Grandmother finally solves the mystery of her adoption – SBS Australia
A 50-Year Search Wins an Emmy: Mother, daughter reunite – MyHeritage blog
A caveat on DNA testing firms’ links to lineage – Cape Cod Times
A daughter’s determination and the wisdom of horses reunite family – The Post Star
A DNA Surprise Five Decades in the Making – Part 1, Judey’s Story – Watershed DNA
A DNA Surprise Five Decades in the Making – Part 2, Ginna’s Story – Watershed DNA
A family reunited using 23andMe – 23andMe blog
A fertility doctor’s secret, a special kinship decades later – AP News
A Jewish adoptee finds his birth family – Kitty Cooper’s Blog
A List For Midlife: Adoptee Adam Keim finds his family – 23andMe blog
A Lucky Man: Adoptee Jonathan Fischer finds he now has three families! – 23andMe blog
A Need to Know – Robin’s father discovery – 23andMe blog
A Special Homecoming Birthed by DNA – Roots Revealed
A St Paul DNA sleuth helps his grandpa find his father, 91 years later – Twin Cities Pioneer Press
A whale of a tale: 66-year-old man meets family for first time – Idaho News
Abandoned as newborn, Slate Belt man finds birth mother 39 years later – Lehigh Valley Live
Adopted as baby, man reunited with family in Pottstown 44 years later – Pottstown Mercury
Adopted Canadian woman’s search for birth family – BBC News
Adopted woman whose birth family thought she had died finally meets them at 66 years old – ABC News
Adoption Mystery Solved after 94 Years! – The Genetic Arborist
After 30 years, police say they’ve captured a child-killer who left a sickening trail of taunts – Washington Post
After a 23andMe DNA test, Northern California woman discovers 3 siblings – SFGate
An innocent DNA test changed my whole world – The Age
Ancestry search leads to surprise sibling – West Side Connect
Anna’s Search: Holocaust survivor’s decades long search for family ends with joyful Toronto reunion – National Post
Arrest made in home invasion rape of elderly St. George woman – The Spectrum
At 72, two women learn they were switched at birth – K5 NewsBaby mixup
At age 67, man discovers his true family name – Fergus Falls Journal
At age 68, man learns he has six biological brothers – WFAA
Austosomal & Mitochondrial DNA together solve a family riddle – Israel Pickholtz
Australian Surprise: DNA for the family win – MyHeritage blog
B.C. woman meets half-brother and possible sister after 20-year search – CBC Canada
Baby left at Gatwick makes Appeal 30 years on – Sky News
Baby was abandoned in a phone booth 64 years ago, uses DNA test to find mother – Inforum
Man with no name (Benjaman Kyle) finally knows his real identity – News4Jax
Best friends weep after learning they were switched at birth – 9 NewsBaby mixup
Bio Father Found from shocking AncestryDNA results – Casey Rae
Blind teen meets the woman who saved his life 15 years ago: ‘It was beautiful’ – ABC News
Boy. South Carolina. 1963.’ Lenny Scovel’s search – 23andMe
Boynton Beach woman finds lost brothers, sisters through DNA testing – MyPalmBeachPost
Bridging Family’s Racial Divide: Part-African mother pretended to be an Italian orphan – 23andMe blog
Cindy & Christian’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Colorado man finds biological father through DNA match after decades long search – Denver Channel
Columbus woman, Gena Power, meets long-lost brother after 60 years – ABC 6
‘Dad’s ancestry DNA test results have turned our world upside down’ – 9Honey
Daughter finally meeting father after 60 years: ‘I about fell out of my chair’ – ABC15 News
Decades of searching: S.A. man reunites with his biological father – KENS5 San Antonio News
Deep Healing – Stephen Levine’s long search for family – 23andMe blog
Diamond cousins reunited 100+ years later – Lara’s Genealogy blog
Diane reunited with her mother’s family after 70 years – 23andMe blog
Digging up family secrets with DNA can be a danger, but this story has a happy ending – Idaho Statesman
Discovering my half-sister through a DNA test – ABC Radio Australia
DNA analysis identifies long-lost remains of executed 1916 rebel Thomas Kent – Phys.org
DNA breakthrough identifies parents of woman born in 1916 – Extreme Genes
DNA Detectives bring together long lost brothers – CBS5az
DNA Detectives Can Help Track Down The Family You Never Knew You’d Lost – GOOD
DNA evidence proves accountant is true heir to Scottish baronetcy – The Guardian
DNA helps find 76-year-old Child Migrant’s family after 6 decades of searching – Louise Coakley
DNA is said to solve a mystery of Warren Harding’s love life – NY Times
DNA links 5,500 year old aboriginal woman found in Canada and her 200 x great granddaughter who still lives nearby – AbroadInTheYard
DNA makes a Merry Christmas – Kitty Cooper’s blog
DNA match brings Paddy Cannon’s 60-year search for his family to an end – ABC News
DNA proves President Harding fathered child out of wedlock – Fox News (re story above)
DNA Solves a Family Mystery, but Not in the Way You’d Think – Ancestry blog
DNA solves a mystery and connects a family – MyHeritage blog
DNA Surprise: “Do you wish you’d never done a DNA test?” – Watershed DNA
DNA Surprise: Two sisters bond as they keep the secret of their shared DNA father – Watershed DNA
DNA test ‘accidentally unlocks family mystery’ for ABC News correspondent – ABC News
DNA test brings Florida man ‘home’ to Maine – Sun Journal
DNA test connects local woman to long lost family – Del Norte Triplicate
DNA test leads Hays woman to father she never knew – Hays Daily News
DNA test leads Indiana man to sibling living in the Philippines – WGNTV
DNA test reveals man is not related to beloved grandparents – Today
DNA tests: ‘According to this, we’re first cousins but I’ve never heard of you’ – Irish Times
DNA’s new ‘miracle’: How adoptees are using online registries to find their blood relatives – Washington Post
Donna B’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Drama in the family (adoptee Julia’s story) – 23andMe blog
Elderly woman dies not long after meeting long-lost family – Huffington Post
Elizabeth Kaegi Solves Family History Mysteries with AncestryDNA – Ancestry
Legacy Tree: Elizabeth’s success story – MyHeritage blog
Everybody has a right to know where they came from – MyHeritage
Eyes wide open (John & Brian) – 23andMe
Family Finder Finds Family Bible – Dr Dave Dowell
Family reunion 90 years in the making – WOWT News
Father and Daughter Reunite on The Today Show – MyHeritage blog
Father and Daughter reunited on The Today Show thanks to MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage
Father and son meet for the 1st time after Ancestry.com DNA test – ABC News
Father shares life changing discovery made possible with AncestryDNA – Ancestry blog
David Alquist’s Father’s Day success story – 23andMe blog
Finding Lisa: A story of murders, mysteries, loss, and, incredibly, new life – The Boston Globe
Foundling had a crying need to know her history (with CeCe Moore) – VC Star
From runaway mum to FBI fugitive to benefit cheat: the mysterious life of Eileen Marie Farquer – Stuff
Gail Henry identifies her bio father through DNA testing – Adoption & DNA
Genome of Man Who Died in 1827 Has Been Reverse-Engineered Without Any Remains – EOGN
Halabja: A ‘lost daughter’ finds her way home – BBC News
Half Sisters from Australia and Holland Reunite Through MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blog
Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer long wondered if he’s related to JFK. At 72, he learned the truth – The Washington Post
Harriet’s story: DNA evidence helps with a genealogical puzzle – Graham Wilson
Hicks Babies: Baby sold by doctor 50 years ago finally meets birth family – LittleThings.com
Hidden in Plain Sight (Carole Huber’s story) – 23andMe blog
Hollywood Mystery: I was a Black Market Baby – B. Janine Morison
Houston’s Abandoned ‘Manger Baby’ Reunites With Family 44 Years Later – ABC News
How a DNA Test Led Me to My Dad and Helped Me Forgive My Mom – Mom.me
How DNA and a tattoo led to charges in cold R.I. murder case – Providence Journal
How DNA helped find the parents of William Houston Johnson 1878-1964 – Nancy O’Connor Evans
How Lucky Am I (Tony Mercer’s adoption story) – 23andMe blog
How to handle shocking DNA test results, according to experts – Today
I found my birth father! Australian adoptee finds father in LondonAnd Brothers! – Ryan Jon
I found my Dad after 33 years of searching – Good Housekeeping
‘I won the DNA lottery’: Woman finds biological father after lifelong search – CBC News
Irish woman discovers long lost brother after they both do online DNA test – Independent Irish News
It’s a match: DNA test leads to family reuniting in Auburn – Auburn Pub
Ivy’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Jenna Cook: The adopted girl claimed by 50 birth families – BBC News
Josh Schultz breaks through brick wall with DNA – 23andMe
Juliet’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
La Verne 98-Year-Old Reunites With Birth Relatives After Learning She Was Adopted – KTLA
Las Vegas woman reunited with sister after nearly 50 years – KPTV
Lavington’s Louise McOrmond-Plummer tracks down dad – The Border Mail
LDS Mom Reunited with Birth Daughter after 62 years – LDS Living
Lead genealogist at lab that led police to alleged April Tinsley’s killer explains how genetics is cracking cold cases – WPTA21
Together at Last: Lecturer abandoned in cinema toilet as a baby tracks down his family 61 YEARS later with help of DNA expert – The Sun UK
Letters: ‘My Dad Was Not My Biological Father’ – Readers share their experiences receiving surprising results from a genetics test – The Atlantic
Lifelong best friends discover they’re actually brothers – MSN News
Long hunt for birth parents – ‘Southern Belle’, ‘Hollywood Wolf’ – full of twists – Modesto Bee
Mail-in DNA test helps woman find dad who didn’t know she existed – The Island Packet
Man Meets Biological Sister For First Time After She Was Switched At Birth 39 Years Ago – MSN NewsBaby mixup
Man reunited with parents 49 years later – BBC News
Meant to Be (Selma finds her father’s lost family) – 23andMe
Meant to Be: A Mother and Son Reunited After 30 Years – Ancestry blog
Meet Alice Plebuch, A Woman Who Discovered That Her Father Was Switched At Birth – TODAYBaby mixup
Mikal’s DNA Journey – The Sixth Daughter – Family Tree DNA blog
Mike’s Finding Family Story – Emily Aulicino’s blog
Mother and Daughter Reunited after 50 Years Apart – MyHeritage blog
Mother and Daughter Reunited Through MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blog
Mother, daughter finally meet after 55 years apart – Sun Advocate
Mother’s Day Delayed: Adoptee Sandi finds her Mum – 23andMe blog
Mum reunited with stolen daughter after 41 years – NZ Herald
My Ancestry DNA Test Revealed 2 Sisters I Didn’t Know I Had – Huffington Post
My ancestry test revealed a genetic bombshell – NY Post
‘My stomach dropped’: Half-sisters find each other through ancestry search – CBC
Nancy Unlocks Her Mother’s Past Through MyHeritage DNA – MyHeritage blog
Nigerian man connects with African American and Caribbean cousins through AncestryDNA – Lakisha David
Nobody knew – Rhonda finds siblings through DNA – 23andMe blog
NSW man finds out he’s adopted through DNA test kit – 9 News
Oh, the secrets one can find through DNA – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One family’s 23andMe Christmas Story – 23andMe blog
Wendy, the wedding planner – Our Three Fathers – 23andMe blog
How DNA solved a 36-year-old mystery and created yet another – NBC News
Search for biological father takes 40 yearz – Patricia Issberner (re story above)
Patricia M’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Pringle of Stichill baronetcy battle won by accountant – BBC News
Professor who donates sperm in city bathrooms has sired 22 kids – NY Post
Pure Gold: A First Cousin Match Helps Solve a 12 Year Mystery – MyHeritage blog
Quebec-born woman reunites with biological mother after 26 year search – MSN News
Queen demands DNA tests to settle 330-year-old baronet title dispute – Daily Mail
Russia agrees to further testing over ‘remains of Romanov children’ – The Guardian
Ryan’s search for family – 23andMe blog
Sandy’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Sarah’s Mother’s Day Story – 23andMe blog
Science and the internet point adoptee to his biological family in Colorado – Denver Post
Seeing Double – Identical Twins – 23andMe blog
Sheila’s Biological Father Revealed through DNA – MyHeritage blog
Siblings Find Each Other: Mandy and Jason’s 23andMe Story – 23andMe blog
Siblings make up for lost time – MyHeritage blog
Siblings meet for first time in their sixties – East Oregonian
Siblings meet for first time, 70 years later – WCTI12 News
Siblings reunited after lifetime apart – Press Republican
Simmone’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Since the day I was born – Manger Baby plus more – ABC 20/20
Sisters abandoned in cardboard boxes as infants reunite after 50 years – People
Sisters Meet for the First Time: Pat and Angel’s 23andMe Story – 23andMe Youtube
Sisters separated 40 years ago in Korea reunited working in same US hospital – The Guardian
Sisters Tonya & Troy reunited after nearly 50 years – Kake.com
Son to meet father for the first time after 2 year search – WUSA9
Sonoma teen Tyler Sievers discovers 20 half-siblings – Sonoma Index-Tribune
South African kidnapper of baby Zephany – nurse guilty – BBC News
Stolen at Birth – Paul Fronczak’s story – ABC News (also see book ‘The Foundling: The True Story of a Kidnapping, a Family Secret, and My Search for the Real Me’)
Surprise, you have a daughter: a DNA Surprise for everyone in the family – Watershed DNA
Swan River (US) Woman Meets Birth Father After 51 Years – WIDO News
Tears flow as 88-year-old finally meets daughter she thought had died in birth – Fox 32
The Cowie Family’s AncestryDNA Journey – Ancestry
The DNA of a Family Reunion – 23andMe blog
The flourishing business of building family trees (includes a DNA success story) – CBS News
The long-lost sister my family never knew existed – Dateline NBC
The lost and the dead: How John Wayne Gacy led a family to its missing son – NBC News
The mystery of the missing parentage (with CeCe Moore) – The Orange County Register
The Story Next Door: The girl in the mirror – Gazette Times
The strange affair of the Kings Cross baby – Julia Bell
The twilight of closed adoptions – Boston Globe
The unlikely crime-fighter cracking decades-old murders? A genealogist. – Washington Post
This is it! DNA testing finally finds Samantha’s father – Samantha AV
Three foundlings abandoned by same mother find her – ABC 20/20
Twin brothers separated at birth reunite after 70 years – LittleThings
Two sisters connect after decades spent apart – Local 12 News
Two sisters, Tammy & Liz, reunited after 50 years – ABC News
Unleashing the power of DNA – Kathie Rennie
Unsealed adoption records reunite family of 14 year old mum – wkyc.com
Using 23andMe to find family – 23andMe blog
Utah woman reunites with family she never knew thanks to DNA database – Fox13
Vanessa’s DNA Journey – Family Tree DNA blog
Vietnam’s Operation Babylift adoptee uses DNA testing to find close relative – ABC News
Wanted: DNA from vets who served in South Korea – Stars & Stripes
Watch 3 siblings reunite with their long-lost sister on Megyn Kelly TODAY
Welcome to our family: Two US sisters reunited with adopted UK sister – AncestryDNA
Wellington scientist helps find Dad who made 800 sperm donations – Stuff.co.nz
When a DNA Test Reveals Your Daughter Is Not Your Biological Child – The Atlantic
Where is my grandchild? DNA confirms stolen Argentinian babies from the 1970s – NY times
Who was she? A DNA test only opened new mysteries: she thought she was Irish until a DNA test revealed otherwise – Washington Post
Who were my parents and why was I left on a hillside to die? – BBC News (re above story)
Whoa Nelly – 23andMe blog
With DNA Testing, Family Secrets Might Not Be So Easy to Keep – MOM News
Woman abandoned 44 years ago finally finds mother – Daily Mail
Woman finds mother after 26 year search (video re article below) – CBC Player
Woman seeking birth parents makes jaw-dropping discovery – Bowman Extra
DNA on stamp provides closure on lifetime search for biological father – Living DNA blog
Woman’s DNA test revealed a shocking family secret – Today
WWII vet meets German son for the first time in Columbus – Ledger-Enquirer
‘You may have 300 kids’: Coast man’s shock discovery – Caboolture News
Zara Phillips’s two different fathers – Daily Mail UK
Kuwait has made DNA tests mandatory for all residents – Gizmodo
Are you my father? How I spent my life searching for the truth – blog by Julie Jackson
Sydney lawyer searches Tasmania for DNA proof of his convict heritage – ABC News
Australians’ DNA helped identify king’s body after 500 years – SBS
Korean war babies still searching for fathers – USA Today
How can companies patent breast cancer genes? – The Conversation
Somerton Man: The cold case captivating Australia – news.com.au
Babies with two biological same-sex parents could become reality in two years – Pink News
DNA clue to New Zealand’s earliest settlers – NZ Herald News
DNA testing used to find relatives for an Art Exhibition – The Des Moines Register
Dog poo DNA test launches in Barking & Dagenham – BBC News
Forensic analysis of pigtails to help identify original ‘mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty’ – Phys.org
Genomic testing makes consumers less confident in understanding genetics – Huffington Post
How a man’s unborn twin fathered his child – Time
Korean adoptees using DNA to get a glimpse of their ancestry – PRI
Kuwait ready to enforce DNA testing law on all – Kuwait Times
Kuwait’s new DNA collection law is scarier than we ever imagined – Fusion
Landmark High Court ruling on BRCA1 gene patent as pensioner wins legal case – Sydney Morning Herald
Man failed paternity test due to vanished twin’s DNA (chimera) – BuzzFeed
Opening a can of worms (review of article re Scottish baronetcy) – The Legal Genealogist
People with Double DNA: An Intro to Human Chimeras – HubPages
Sanofka helping students learn about their ancestry through DNA testing – The Daily Campus
Seeking new markets, companies offer genomic testing at a loss – MIT Tech Review
The search for Vietnam’s war dead, by DNA 40 years later – Daily Mail
Thousands of DNA samples may reconnect families torn apart by assimilation policies – SBS
UK to become world number one in DNA testing to fight cancer & disease – Genomics England
Wanted: DNA from vets who served in South Korea – Stars & Stripes

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