Long Lost Family

About the Show

About the Show

For thousands of people across Britain, there’s someone missing from their lives. Long Lost Family aims to reunite relatives after years of separation. Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, the series offers a last chance for people who are desperate to find long lost relatives. The searches in this series uncover family secrets and take us all over the world, finding people that no one else has been able to trace and finally answering the questions that have haunted entire lives. The series helps a handful of people, some of whom have been searching in vain for many years, find the family members they are desperately seeking. We are given the unique opportunity to follow the journey of relatives that have spent their lives apart from the very people that should have been nearest and dearest to them – their fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, siblings and even twin sisters. With the help and support of Davina and Nicky, each relative is guided and supported through the process of tracing the member of their family they have been desperately seeking, in some cases for most of their lives. Long Lost Family reveals the background to each case, the social context and reasons why these estrangements occurred, from the single teenage mums who felt unable to keep their babies to the fathers who left and the twin sisters who were separated at birth. The series will afford viewers a revealing insight into the process involved in tracing long lost family members, from many different backgrounds and generations, and show that the searches often take unpredictable turns, from leads which take you to countries far overseas, to discovering that a relative lost for a lifetime has been living only a few miles away all those years.

 
 

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Posted by Selina84Report
I haven’t been able to find my brother for 17 years after my mother died. Wish you could find him so I can have peace.
Posted by Ally142Report
Not brother I ment it's could effect me and my boyfriend for the rest of our lifes
Posted by Ally142Report
My boyfriend been trying to find his father for years we asked his mum and family but they won't tell him they know who he is but they won't say some have finally come out but it's not much to find him I have been told they the family know who he is but my boyfriend will never know who he his one of the family members have come out and said that it could be one of his uncles but he can't get to his uncle to ask him all we been told is that my boyfriends mum went away when she was 15 or 16 with this uncle and some else then she fell pregnant and had matt my boyfriend at age 17 so now 38 years later his mum still not tell him we been calling lawyers to get a DNA test but they can't help him he is desperate to find him for other reasons that could effect my brother and I for the rest of our life's please help
Posted by Cathy683Report
My husband is looking for his father. His name is possibly Charles or Chas Fry. My husbands birth certificate reads Paul Miles (mothers maiden name) he was born July 23rd 1958. In 11 wainscott rd southsea. Please help
Posted by Charmian5Report
Trying to find my long lost brother IAN ROBERT CAMERON dob 7/7/52
My parents adopted him out at birth.
They also adopted out my sister Julie who after years of searching has just found me!
We get to meet tomorrow for the first time! How surreal! All my life I was an only child, never knowing about these two siblings. My parents for some reason kept it a secret from everyone. Since Julie has told me about Ian and sent me a copy of his adoption certificate it's my turn now to do some searching. Help from anyone much appreciated. I've found some names in the White Pages so will start ringing when I get the courage lol.
Posted by Maddison173Report
I hope Find My Family Australia don't mind me posting, for those of you that did not make the show I volunteer on a Facebook page that helps to find lost family specializing in adoption this is a free service, we would be more then happy to try and reunite lost family members " AUSSIE & UK ANGELS - Reuniting lost family " https://www.facebook.com/groups/1669732293272781/
Posted by Emma2154Report
This investigation company is wanting to help people for free: http://bit.ly/1LuBdhk
Posted by KM3Report
I'm looking for Ned. I've been trying to find him for a long time. He could be the father of my son. Please like my page on facebook: 'Looking for Ned' and help to get my search noticed! Thanks
Posted by Rob332Report
Hello Davina and Mickey.

I have a small mystery for you. My grandfather, according to the stories, switched his dog tags with a dead Canadian soldier in World War One. Before that, I think his name was John Ward and he was from Yorkshire.

The family story is that he was married but met a woman in London. After changing tags, he married the woman in London and moved to Canada.

I have been to England and met the Wards (1971) but as a kid it didn't mean much to me. I know that one of my cousins got into the music industry in London in the 1970s. I returned to Canada in 1973 and haven't had touch yet.

I would love to find the family. Can you get me started?
Posted by Jan563Report
I specialize in finding Missing Persons. During the last 5 years of my service in West Yorkshire Police in the UK, because I instigated and taught national policy on the most effective way to conduct such investigations, my team had a 100% success rate with current cases.
I also managed to trace my own family tree back to 1677.
I now run a private investigation agency based in Perth, Australia, and have a team of licensed investigators, many of whom are former police officers from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, and we also have contacts overseas.
We cannot guarantee to find your loved ones, but for a two hour minimum fee we will conduct an assessment and make a start on the inquiry. Once you see that we are conducting inquiries diligently and expeditiously, you can decide at what pace you want us to proceed according to your budget.
I had a recent probate case in which I was tasked with finding two half-sisters for a man in his 30s who had lost his sister and both parents. I didn't know the current surnames of these girls or their exact dates of birth, there was some doubt about the spellings of their forenames, I was given an incorrect spelling of their mother's maiden name even though the relative was 100% sure she was right, I didn't know the mother had remarried, and I didn't know which state any of these three women lived in let alone which suburb. Yet I found them, all three of them! The two sisters were sad to hear about the loss of family members, but they were both keen to establish a relationship with their half-brother.
Personally, I get a great deal of job satisfaction out of re-uniting families. If you would like us to take a look at your case, please email me.

Jan Ross (WAPOL Licence 45735)
Pathfinder Investigations Pty Ltd
Willetton Corporate Centre
4/24 Augusta Street
Willetton
WA 6155
+614 8818 4459
jan@pfinv.com.au