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May 02

Adopted Australian discovers sister through family tracing

Posted on Wednesday 2nd May 2012

Roy, who now lives in Australia, was aged 66 before he tried to trace his British biological family. He had known he was adopted since he was 23 years old, but had done nothing about it until the mid eighties. Living so far away from the UK made this search very difficult for him. He knew his parents full names and discovered that a sister was born in 1944, so he obtained a copy of the birth certificate confirming this fact.

Roy then searched marriage records to find that his sister had married Colin in the early seventies. With the help of Peopletracer's electoral roll, Christine and husband Colin were found living in Ipswich. Roy has since made contact by phone and Christine told Roy that she has some photos of their parents at various ages. After years of searching Roy is extremely pleased with the outcome. Roy and his wife, Paula are hoping to meet up with Christine later this year.