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Jan 23

Friends reunited after 45 years

Posted on Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Person Tracing: Jean

Persons Found: Barbara and Vivien

Circumstances Jean needed help to trace her childhood friends Barbara and Vivien. As a child, Jean had emigrated with her parents from Jamaica in the early 1950.s. This transition had been made easier for Jean because of her friendship with her new school friend, Barbara and her new next-door neighbour, Vivien. Sadly, Jean had lost touch with both girls when Barbara went to a different senior school and Vivien moved away from the area.

Fortunately for Jean, she had a significant amount of background information so it was easy to find Barbara and Vivien's birth records on the GRO Birth Entries. The results provided second initials for Barbara and Vivien and confirmed the names of their siblings, which tallied with Jeans details.

Jean now needed to determine whether the girls had married and receive new surnames. Using Peopletracer.s Marriage Search, Jean was successful in finding marriage details for Carole, Vivien.s sister, and consequently a new surname. No records were found for Vivien this time, however a marriage result was found for Carole.

Using the online electoral roll provided by Peopletracer, Jean easily found current addresses for both Carole and Barbara so a letter was sent to both. Within a couple of days Jean had a phone call from Barbara who was delighted to be in touch again and soon the friends were picking up where they left off all those years ago.

A short time past before Vivien's younger sister Carole contacted Jean to provide a contact number for Vivien. Remarkably, she had only just returned from a special holiday in Jamaica and Jean had been in her thoughts throughout the holiday!

All the friends are now reunited . many thanks to Peopletracer.

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