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Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« on: Thursday 10 March 16 21:11 GMT (UK) »
Hello. First time on here. I really would like some help in locating a 1/2 brother i just found out we have. :o  Its my fathers son. He has not seen him since he was a baby. I dont have much information. I have his name, last name (possibly moms last name), he's 20 years old, and of course the city. Or if you can please assist in telling me where to start looking. ???

Thanks in advance. Greatly appreciated!! :D

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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 March 16 21:21 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to Rootschat!

Advice #1 = Post a couple more times and the PM/pm (Personal Message system opens up to you. Rootschatters can talk to you "offline".
Just post again saying "thanks" (twice) :-)

You are not allowed to publish details of living persons on Rootschat.
Details WILL be deleted.
You can post geography.

I would suggest that you type up a precis of all that you know about this brother.
You can then keep it updated and paste it into a message to any interested Rootschatter.

I believe that you can also post it into your facebook page/ww.Missing-you.net/www.yourownwebpages/other/ and point us to it.

Cheers!

Ray

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There are other advice postings, on Rootschat, regarding Living Relatives.
It would be helpful if they could be summarised by "the powers" under a visible/common/prominent  board.





 
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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 March 16 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Since you know his probable name, looking for him on Facebook might be a good idea if you haven't already. You might have to send queries to several people of the same name though. It's not impossible for the mother to be on Facebook too so it might be worth looking for her. If he might still be living in the same area that you know he was in, you could always write to a local newspaper- even if he doesn't see it, someone who knows him might point it out.

Good luck :)

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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 March 16 21:54 GMT (UK) »
  Welcome from me too

 http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=261434.0

Link "Tracing Living Relatives"  :)

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,142443.0.html

Link "Searching for Living Relatives"


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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 March 16 22:18 GMT (UK) »
another good site to rearch on is "Genes Reunited"
                                             Dolly x
Northumberland. Main.Hertfordshire.Brash.Dryden
East Lothian.Brash. Dryden. Cumberland.Henderson.Joyce.
Plymouth.Charlick. Canada.Boulds.

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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 March 16 22:20 GMT (UK) »

It would be helpful if they could be summarised by "the powers" under a visible/common/prominent  . . . . .

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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 March 16 22:22 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

You don't say where in the World you are, different resources are available depending where you live. As he's only 20, I'd try social network sites first eg Facebook or whatever younger people are using now.
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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 March 16 23:05 GMT (UK) »
You could try some creative searching on Google ...

"his first name and surname" in inverted commas
any nicknames which he may use eg Michael/Mike plus surname in inverted commas

If you don't get the results you want add an area or specific city.

To the search you can also add his mother's first name with or without her surname. If he was registered under his mother's surname, he may have kept her surname. If he knows your father's surname he may use that (even if not officially registered with that surname). If his mother went on to marry and changed her surname, your half brother may also use this surname.

So you have a few options to try ....

When you can use the PM system we may be able to look for a possible marriage for her which might give you another surname to search. :)

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Re: Looking for 1/2 brother, I just learned of. Please help!!
« Reply #8 on: Friday 11 March 16 00:15 GMT (UK) »
There is a Facebook group called Reconnect. Free.They have a lot of success finding living people.