Person Tracing: Kelly
Person Found: Martin
Half siblings found after 20 years
The Circumstances: Kelly got in touch with Tracesmart for help in finding her half siblings, who she had not had contact with since 1989. Her father, had a relationship with a woman named Ann and had more children with her. The relationship broke down and their children went to live with Ann. Kelly continued to live with her father, but had no forwarding address for her half siblings.
The researcher at Tracesmart searched their online facility for Martin, a missing half brother, to find his birth record. This would help narrow the search results, as it provided his year of birth. The birth search returned a positive outcome and the information matched the names that Kelly provided. Martin was born in 1989, but unfortunately he did not appear on the electoral roll search that was performed.
The Tracesmart researcher then decided to search for the half sister, Christine. It was necessary to perform a marriage search to begin with, as she was old enough to marry. The marriage search proved positive, which would help the next search that was to be made. A people search for Christine and her husband, found a possible match not far from where the marriage entry was made. The researcher wrote to the established address and Christine contacted Kelly immediately, commenting that they didn’t know if they would ever hear from her again. She was obviously delighted.
The family are planning to meet up soon, and have a small party to celebrate the occasion.