This is a guest post by John D. Reid, international speaker and author who blogs at Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. He emigrated thinking he was the Canadian pioneer in his family, only to discover later that three separate branches of his family tree had arrived in Canada before him.

Although we each receive equal amounts of DNA from each of our parents, half from our mother and half from our father, we can still resemble one parent, over the other. It’s the exact mix of genes that we receive from each and whether they are dominant or recessive traits that determine our appearance, and whether or not we resemble one or both or our parents.

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 reunite through a MyHeritage DNA match. Watch the emotional TV segment below: When Cathy got pregnant at the age 16 in Pittsburgh in 1966, she was sent to a Catholic home for unwed mothers, where she was forced to hand over her daughter for adoption.

Suzanne Colton, aged 64, always yearned to find her biological mother. She went to considerable efforts searching for her but was never successful. After seeing a recent segment on the daily television show Fox & Friends where author Yvette Corporon presented the show’s hosts with their DNA results, she was inspired. Suzanne decided to order a MyHeritage DNA kit to unravel the mystery of her family history.

What a great way to start the morning! MyHeritage was just featured on Fox & Friends where we helped Canadian television meteorologist Janice Dean uncover her family history. Friend of MyHeritage and author of the book “Something Beautiful Happened,” Yvette Corporon, presented Janice’s incredible results. Watch the video here: After taking a MyHeritage DNA test a few weeks ago with a quick swab of her cheek, Janice now learns of her ethnic origins with a complete ethnicity estimate.

What a great way to start the morning! MyHeritage was just featured on Fox & Friends where we helped Canadian television meteorologist Janice Dean uncover her family history. Friend of MyHeritage and author of the book “Something Beautiful Happened,” Yvette Corporon, presented Janice’s incredible results. Watch the video here: After taking a MyHeritage DNA test a few weeks ago with a quick swab of her cheek, Janice now learns of her ethnic origins with a complete ethnicity estimate.

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