Speaker & writer
Tracing Living Relatives
"My auntie received the letter and called me early this morning,
almost in disbelief to hear from me and my dad after such a long time of disconnect.
She had misplaced all her contacts and thought she will never hear from us again."
It can of course be quite a sensitive area, and usually I supply my client with contact details, rather than contact the relative myself. However, whenever the client, or I, have made contact with someone, they are more often than not delighted to have found their 'new' relatives.
Sometimes I have specific requests to locate living relatives. This is not always possible (especially with limited information, or with common names). However, the majority of my requests have been successful.
The picture to the left is from an album I had found on Ebay. Using the photograph on the right, showing the address and the year, and finding the odd name elsewhere in the album, I was able to trace the family in the album. From there I was able to trace a great grandson of the lady in this photograph, and pass the the album on to him.
I recently reunited Terence with some family photographs he hadn't seen since the 1950s when he was a small boy.
His father had died young, and his step-mother lost contact with the children, so all the photographs fell to
a house clearance.