tracing a missing relative in Australia?
tatt · 06/09/2008 20:19
A friend has a half sister that he knows nothing about - except her name and birth date. Those were on his father's RAAF record. He would love to find her.
His father sent his second family to England saying he would follow - he never did. He is now dead and none of the people friend has traced knows what became of his half sister. Any suggestions?
littlerach · 06/09/2008 20:32
My stepdad recently made contact with his son who had been taken to Zimbabwe by his mother when he was 4. Think it was genes reunited that finally helped.
tatt · 06/09/2008 21:19
He's registered on genes reunited - in fact we've spent a lot of time today adding relatives to increase the chance of a match!
Problem with Facebook or similar is that she would possibly have married. She may even be dead by now, although that's unlikely.
tilbatilba · 06/09/2008 21:23
There is a weekly programe running on the Australian Broadcasting Commission at the moment that reunites families. If you look at their web site they might use your friends story. Tilba x
tatt · 07/09/2008 13:20
not photogenic enough for tv. He's had a few contacts on genes reunited but they all seem to be distant cousins.
His half sister would be older and therefore possibily not using the net but its too recent to find her mother's maiden name ( he only has Christian names) from online records.
eidsvold · 09/09/2008 21:23
if you want to email me on [email protected] I am in Aus and can see if I can find out anything for you.
I can access things like electoral rolls or school records depending on what state they lived in.
eidsvold · 18/09/2008 07:34
sorry the email that is. Thanks for the info - will keep digging - nothing come to light yet.
ghosty · 18/09/2008 07:42
Yes the program on Aus tv is called 'Find my family' - they might be able to help you
eidsvold · 26/09/2008 04:08
i am still trying. Have not found anything - may try electoral rolls - might have to go into state library for those.
eidsvold · 06/01/2009 12:26
tatt - I know you said you wanted nothing to do with the TV show BUT in one of the women's magazines there is a small section called - Find your family.
If you want to you can post a query on the website
[email protected] email here
or you can write
Find My Family
Private Bag 9960
North Sydney NSW 2059
Just a thought.
tatt · 09/01/2009 08:43
Wanted to say a public thanks for helping with this. I've asked my friend - who is very grateful for what you are doing - if he will go in the magazine or contact the TV show and see if they'd accept a video. He couldn't afford to come to Sydney any time soon even if he was willing to be on TV.
tilbatilba · 09/01/2009 09:13
I am sure they would pay for him....sounds like a good story!
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