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Offline kayleighr2314

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looking for half sister
« on: Friday 17 July 15 08:50 BST (UK) »
Hi
Im looking for my half sister
*She was born in Florida not sure what part. She is between 26-29.
We have the same Father *. who lives in Georgia. Not sure if she used our fathers last name or what her mothers name is. Any one out there that can help me I have been looking for her since I was 13. This year I will be turning 20.


* Edit , living persons.

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Re: looking for half sister
« Reply #1 on: Friday 17 July 15 12:23 BST (UK) »
Hi Kayleighr2314

Welcome to Rootschat!

Rootschat is primarily for the research into finding our (deceased) ancestors, rather than for finding living relatives as in your case. And in all cases, we don't post the names & personal details of anyone who is living or who might be living, not even your father (the moderators will be along soon to let you know this, I should think).

We do have a Private Message system where we can message each other privately with details that can't be public,  but you need to have made 3 public posting before you can do that.

These are the things I would initially say, or ask you about ( I'm not mentioning any names or personal details of anyone in the following):

The more you can start off with, every little clue,  the better chances you have of finding someone or someone who knows them. Given her age and yours, social media is a tool (like facebook).

Your father lives in Georgia? Are you in communication with him -  can he be asked about your sister's mother's name? Or indeed anything about the mother or her even family?

What else do you know about your sister? Would she be likely to know about you?
Was she brought up by her mother?

As an example of possibility, if you google exactly  (first name being hers, and surname being your father's) like this:

"First name Surname" Florida

.there are some hits for a professional person of that name in her birth state; she looks to be about the right age - though I appreciate the US is a big country, lots of people with the same or similar names, and your sister may not even have remained in FL or used the same surname.

Make a general reply here only but if you want to share private information with any of us who might be able to help or at least be able suggest how you can search based on what you know, then use Rootschat's Private Message system instead.

Cheers
AMBLY
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Re: looking for half sister
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 July 15 08:10 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, Kayleigh.

You are better off using a different website, such as genes, who are allowed to discuss living people, and so can work together to try and find her:

http://www.GenesReunited.co.uk/boards/board/living_relatives

Also, if she was born in Florida, have you considered looking for an american site that knows a lot about local conditions?


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Re: looking for half sister
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Re: looking for half sister
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 21 July 15 19:55 BST (UK) »
This has some links to online databases that might help you:  http://www.genesearch.com/people/  For the databases that are on Ancestry, you may be able to get free access through your local library. 

If you haven't done so, I would recommend checking www.switchboard.com, www.whitepages.com, and searching on Facebook.  There is also a group on Facebook called Search Squad that can help find living people.  If all else fails, you could consider doing autsomnal DNA testing.