I saw this recently on MyHeritage – Last Year, She Uncovered Her Grandmother’s Secret Past. This Year, She Identified Her Mystery Biological Grandfather: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/11/last-year-she-uncovered-her-grandmothers-secret-past-this-year-she-identified-her-mystery-biological-grandfather/. Longer article.
By Esther November 23, 2021
Researching your family history is a gift that keeps on giving — especially for Stephanie Gustys. Last year, we posted the incredible story of how a DNA match helped Stephanie uncover the details of a past her grandmother had been too traumatized to tell her.
Well, her discoveries didn’t end there! Stephanie recently commented on one of our Instagram posts that she had made a new discovery, and we reached out to her to get the full scoop.
To recap, Stephanie’s paternal grandmother, Stefanija, was born in Lithuania. At age 17, during World War II, she was taken from her family by the Germans and placed in forced labor camps. After the war, Stefanija was moved to a British-run Displaced Persons camp, and she became pregnant with Stephanie’s father there. Shortly after, she married Stephanie’s grandfather and they had another baby. The family eventually immigrated to Canada.