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How am I supposed to find my older half-brother when I only know his first name and his age. My mom only says that she tried talking to his mom to let me meet him, but that is it. My dad is not able to see him because my brother is only 16 and my dad has to wait until my brother is 18 for him to see him.

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Is there a way I can find out my half-brother's phone number so I can contact him because I really want to meet him, but his mom stands like a wall between us. Can you please help me?

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I have an older brother that I know very little about. All I know is that his first name is Alex, he's only a couple of years older than me (I'm 20, but I don't know his exact age). My dad is his father, but he's not on the birth certificate. I really want to find him, but I don't know where to look.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

I assume that your father is not giving you information, or is deceased. Was your brother adopted? If so, maybe you could find the adoption agency and they can contact him and tell him he has a sibling who wants to meet him.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

Have you tried searching using your dads last name in places such a facebook, ancestory.com? Do you know what town he would have been born in? Some small towns publish birth announcements in the newspapers that you could probably find online

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

He does not have my father's last name. I'm not sure where he was born.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

My father refuses to give me information. He was not adopted.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

How do you know about this? Did he volunteer the info or did someone else spill the beans to you? It seems that your source was pretty incomplete and somewhat unwilling.

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Seriously, if you want to find him, you're going to have to go rogue. Snoop thorugh your dad's stuff, if he has anything, like journals, old letters, etc. Anything related to the early -mid 90s.

HOund, bribe, and extort information out of any relative or friend of your dad's you might have. They need to at least know who the lady is, what her possible last name is, etc.

Keep on him about how important it is for you, etc. Do not let up.

Because without mroe info, you have really no choice save to hire a private investigator, whihc is probably expensive.

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February 28, 20170 found this helpful

My dad told me the info but he won't tell me anything else. No matter how bad I want the info I don't think I could look through his stuff. I'm just afraid that if I ask my relatives that they will tell my dad.

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March 2, 20170 found this helpful

it sounds like your father has forbid you from asking questions about this person so what will he do if he finds you are still searching for information?

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Will this cause a big problem with your relationship? Or are you willing to trade the desire of your father for your desire to find this brother? I'm only asking these questions because I believe you should know just how far you wish to take this and consider the consequences of your actions.
I do not believe we have enough information to really help as it appears the little info you have is almost useless. How did this subject ever come up? Who told you about a brother but would not give anymore information? If this was your father - why did he tell you anything?
I cannot help but ask - where is your mother in all of this? Does it appear that you and this brother have the same father and mother? Do you have any information on where your parents lived in their younger years or where they got married?
Considering that your father will not give any more information, why do you believe him about an adoption? Who would have raised the child?
Just too many questions.
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You could post what info you have on Facebook and keep adding any information you acquire - and who knows - stranger things have happened.

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June 25, 2016

I have been very curious about finding my half sisters that I know for sure my birth father had. All I know is his name and DOB. He has never been in my life, but his mom did participate a little when I was a child and she would tell me stories. I have never met them. I'm am 26 now.

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June 27, 20160 found this helpful
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Check with the Church of Latter Day Saints (or LDS), also known as Mormons. They've been compiling geneological records for decades and are quite open about sharing their findings. You needn't be Mormon to access the information although they may require a small fee. Good luck!

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December 19, 2013

My granddad was in England in WWII. He had a fling or I have no clue what to call it. He is no longer living, but he told my dad he has kids in England. He never gave their names. The only thing I have to go on is my granddad in the Army. I'm trying to find my aunt and uncle. How do I go about doing that?

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By Sierrah

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December 22, 20130 found this helpful
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The best geneology source for Britain is www.genesreunited.co.uk/
You could enter the name and see if anyone has declared him as their father.

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October 20, 2019

My dad abandoned us. He doesn't like my brother. I wanna see him. How do I find him?

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August 19, 2018

I am in search of my cousins, Eugene Peters and Tunie Kaya Peters. Mother name, Browne Peters, father Moses T Y Peters (deceased). Any ideas on how to begin?

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Someone told my brother who lives in Kansan City, MO that he has 3 sisters. I know the mother's name, and the maiden names of the girls. The mother more than likely has passed by now.

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March 24, 2017

I am trying to find my half sister. She is called Mandy Hyde or Mandy Bushell. Our father is Malcom John Hyde. I've been searching for a few years now. She was fostered in Chapeltown near Sheffield. Our other sister is Julie who is dying of Huntington's corea. Mandy has brothers. I think one was called David or John. I'm desperate to find her as I still carry a photo of her when she was young. Also I need her back into the family. I've tried Facebook etc. to no avail. Please help. I live in Sheffield.

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March 13, 2017

My auntie lives in Australia. I know her name, address, and where she works. She wrote my mum (her sister) a letter and my mum replied only for the letter to be sent back. I've looked on Facebook and other social media outlets and even rung her work, but it's a massive place and would charge my phone mega money. Where do I look now? Any help appreciated.

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March 13, 20170 found this helpful

Does her workplace have a public website? You could contact them and tell them who you are via email, letting them know you're looking for your aunt.

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June 24, 2019

I am looking for my aunt Jacqueline F.'s cell or home phone number so I can contact her about our family reunion coming up in August. How can I find that phone number?

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My father's 2 younger sisters were given up for adoption at St. Anthony's orphanage, Jeppu, Mangalore, India, in the 1930s. Family stories indicate that the name of one of them is Catherine (aged 4 at the time of adoption) and the other was aged 2. They were probably adopted by a family in Goa. Apparently, in the 1970s, my grandmother, Florence Miranda, was on her death-bed, and wanted to see them. One of them was located as a nurse in Mumbai, India, when my father, Felix Miranda, tried to trace them. My siblings and I have tried to find them in 1980s and 1990s. In 2004, I stayed at St. Anthony's orphanage for a month and tried to search records, however, the pre-independence (pre-1947) records are not traceable. I am a Jesuit priest and prayerfully continue to search for them.

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March 15, 2017

I have been trying to locate and meet my brother since I first found out about him. I'm only 16 so I obviously haven't got the money for a private investigator and people like that. I do have information about my brother, I know his name, how old he is, and have a rough idea of his birthday. I know his mum's first and last name and where he lived when he was born. I have tried searching for him and his mum on social media and I have googled both of them, but I can't find anything :(

I don't have contact with my dad. The only time I have spoken to him in years is when he told me about my brother. My mum knows nothing because my dad is a secretive person and doesn't share important things, but I really really want to meet my older brother. How can I find him? It would mean a lot to me to meet him. Thank you.

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So I just found out about this website. I'm looking for two of my older brothers, both were adopted out of Florida into different states. I ended up in Ohio, one ended up in New Mexico and one ended up in Oregon. I would love to find them and connect, even though we have never met. I know their names at birth and our mother's names, but I don't know where to begin. I cannot afford a private investigator, any advice would appreciated.

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March 3, 20170 found this helpful

Search online. Check facebook, ancestry.com and some of the adoption sites. You can also create a free blog on blogspot.com and tell of your search. If they were to search their names, they would possibly find your blog.

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March 4, 20170 found this helpful

Try a site called familytreenow. If you know the name, you can even find addresses and other relatives. Many people, including me, think it's an invasion of privacy and opted out, so I would go on sooner rather than later.

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May 1, 2019

I am trying to get a hold of my ex-stepfather's son in Florida. Last I heard, he lived in the Tampa area. His name is Michael James Kendrick (age 48 I believe). I have been trying for over a year to find him on social media and all of the numbers I have looked up for him didn't pan out (either disconnected or no longer in service). I have bad news about his father that I felt he should know. Any ideas how I can find him? I'm out of ideas.

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January 8, 2017

Many years ago, my uncle Charles Frazier and his wife Cheryl had 2 beautiful girls, named Charlene and Christy. Cheryl left my uncle and he and his mom were raising the girls who were still very young. Cheryl then came back and took the girls away, back to California where she lived. We have not heard a word ever since. This has been many many years ago. Uncle Charles died in 1975. We, the family, would like to get in touch with the girls, but don't know how to. Any help would be appreciated.

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January 8, 20170 found this helpful

Have you already google searched? Looked on facebook? Ancestry.com? did Cheryl remarry? Have you checked CA records for a marriage license in the event she remarried and changed the girls last names? Did you also search for the aunts obit using her maiden name on ancestry.com?

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January 9, 20170 found this helpful

Facebook also has many pages for schools. You can go to those pages and put in a request. Many friends and family members have been reunited this way.

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January 15, 20170 found this helpful

Try MyHeritage.com, a search engine designed for genealogical research data.
Similar sites are The-Seeker.com and PeopleFinders.com.

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How can I find my mom's siblings? For free she was adopted; she was born in 1941. Her siblings are from Ballston Spa NY.

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February 25, 2019

My mom always took us to Kinross Fife for a summer holiday to the same family who I think was related to my mom. This was prior to 1950. How can I try to locate them?

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June 22, 2016

How do I find any half brothers or sisters I may have? All I know is our father's name is Michael Allan and they might live in the Somerset Bristol area. Many thanks.

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June 23, 20160 found this helpful

Contact the Mormon church, Susan. They call themselves Latter Day Saints or LDS and have compiled hundreds of thousands of geneologic records. One needn't belong to their organization to access the information.

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September 15, 2013

I am searching for my grandfather. I do not know his name. Is it possible for me to see birth records from where my father was born, to see if his father's name is anywhere in the records? I have tried just about everything online, but as I am not a US citizen, it's difficult. How can I see birth records from US hospitals?

By Nina from Norway

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September 17, 20130 found this helpful

Try ancestry.com You can see birth records from the country you live in. For an extra charge you can see birth records, as well as many other records from all over the world. It is a site for family tree making, but is great for finding people. There are restrictions on records for people who are still living, but not on individuals who are deceased. You get two weeks free, but are restricted to you own country. After that, the monthly charge for full access is around $30, a bit more for world access.

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September 17, 20130 found this helpful

If you know the state and county where your father was born, the births and deaths are public record.

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May 20, 2013

What can I do to find out if my sister's son is still alive? The last time he collected his disability pension from SASSA was at the end of June 2012. We have been trying to locate him through Missing Children, friends, and family. Now, after such a long time, we are not sure if he is dead or alive. We accept the fact that he could be dead, but obviously would like to get closure. Where on the web can I go to find out if he is still alive (or dead)?

By E. de V.

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May 22, 20130 found this helpful

Check out findagrave.com. If he's buried you may find him there. Good luck!

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May 25, 20130 found this helpful

Go online and type in social security death index. It is free. You can find out if he is dead or not. It may take you to another site, but you can find out if he is listed or not. Good luck! Kathy

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June 18, 2017

I am looking for two female cousins who are probably about 50 years old. I do not know their names, but their father was a notorious murderer named Lawrence Singleton, originally from Tampa Florida. I only met these girls once, but always wondered how they are. I am certain they changed their names. I am a second cousin and would like to tell them how I've thought of them for over 30 years.

My name is Robin Taylor and I met them when they visited their uncle Herb in Marietta Florida, who was married to my aunt Claire. They asked the girls to live with them, but my cousins had someone they wanted to be with. I live in New Haven, CT and have a Facebook account so if they happen to read this they could message me. Thanks.

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March 26, 2015

I am trying to locate the whereabouts of my grandson who is of Spanish/British nationality. He was last seen in Granada. If anyone can help, please let me know.

By Jennifer

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June 6, 20150 found this helpful

Have you contacted the police in the nearest location to where he was last seen?

If he is a British citizen, have you contacted the British embassy there?

What have you done so far? Knowing this might give someone on T.F. ideas about what to suggest next.

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March 15, 2013

How can I find out if a cousin is alive? He has not been seen in forty years. His mom said she lost contact while he was in prison 29 yrs ago. He was tried on federal charges in Virginia in 1990. He and another witness disappeared. He should be about 55 now. It was suggested he might be in witness protection. I would just like to know if he is alive. His younger brother says he has not been contacted in years.

By jow

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March 17, 20130 found this helpful

If the people who put your cousin were very successful, you are not going to find this person. He made a life choice.

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I found my siblings by googling my maiden name. Two of them had gone onto Facecook and came up in a search I did with Google. Since I have a very rare maiden name, that made it easy.

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