Reunited - Finding Long Lost Relatives

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I love all kinds of reunions. High School reunions. College reunions. Large family summer picnic reunions. Even the reunions I see at the airport in baggage claim. (Yes, the airport scene in Love Actually is one of my favorite movie scenes.)

But long-lost family reunions are probably the reason I became a genealogist. It’s exciting to discover someone’s family history and reunite them with the stories of their ancestors and sometimes even long lost relatives.

As humans, we all have a desire to connect and belong. A family gives us that but unfortunately because of adoption, estrangement, and lots of other reasons, sometimes we become separated from our families. Now thanks to genealogy, DNA test kits, social media, and good ole’ sleuthing, family reunions around the world are happening every day.

If you’re looking for your long- lost family and using DNA test kits, these stories can provide you some search tips.

DNA doesn't lie': Siblings put up for adoption reunite

August 6, 2019 | NWI Times | Olivia Heersink

 

Jacksonville woman reunited with biological family

April 29, 2019 | The Telegraph | Samantha McDaniel-Ogletree

 

Local family reunited through social media, DNA testing

April 17, 2019 | Meadville Tribune | Tyler Dague

 

A reunion 60 years in the making for long lost brothers

April 16, 2019 | KCBD NBC News | Amanda Ruiz

 

Maple Ridge machinist finds long-lost father through DNA test

April 10, 2019 | Vancouver Sun | Denis Ryan

 

Ancestry DNA leads to family reunion 50 years in the making

April 8, 2019 | KETV ABC 7 News | James Wilcox

 
 
 

DNA test helps reunite mother, daughter after 30 years

March 14, 2019 | Dayton Daily News | Lawrence Bud

 

Siblings reunite after 53 years thanks to DNA test through Ancestry.com

Feb 27, 1019 | ABC News | Lauren St. Germain, Michael Paluska

 
 
 
 

DNA test reunites siblings abandoned separately in South Korea in 1984

September 20, 2018 | ABC News | Enoli Francis and Eric Noll

 
 
 

Father and son meet for the 1st time after Ancestry.com DNA test

June 15, 2018 | ABC News Good Morning America| Catherine Thorbecke

 
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Are you looking for a long lost relative? I can help. I’m Kimberlie Guerrieri, professional genealogist. For 15 years I’ve been helping people discover their family histories and solve some pretty cool mysteries.

 
Kimberlie Guerrieri