Searching for your long lost family?

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You may have been looking for your loved ones for some time, or this may be the first time that you have started your search? Either way Genes Reunited can help you. We’ll provide you with useful tools that will not only help your search but allow you to document it all in one place. There’s a lot to take in, and we suggest talking this through with a friend or partner who can support you along the way. Good luck!

What to do now:

  • Step 1:Download our eBook - It’s a free guide packed with detailed advice on locating birth or adopted family and some useful links to other professional services that may be able to help you.
  • Step 2:People Finder - Use our quick, intelligent search to look for any family members you have lost touch with. Simply enter the name of the person you are looking for, and we will search all of our more recent records including Electoral Rolls and Birth and Marriage records. View the search results for free and register to get one free record view.
  • Step 3:Birth records - Try looking for your own birth record, or the details of the person you’re looking for. You don’t need the exact details to search – even a partial name or place will help you start narrowing down the results. The information found in a birth record will help you get the original birth certificate – our eBook tells you how.
  • Step 4:Search family trees - Maybe one of our millions of members has already listed the person you’re looking for. You can get in touch with the tree owner straight away to see if they have any more information.
  • Step 5:Community Boards - Post your question on our busy boards and see whether one of our friendly members can help you track down the answer or inspire you with their own story.

Success stories

After my adopted mother passed away, I decided that the time was right to look for my birth mother. On Genes Reunited, I found a member who had created a family tree that contained the name of the person I was looking for. "Would you like to send a message?" read the screen. Within days, my mother had replied, overjoyed to hear from me. Since that incredible moment, we have exchanged emails every single day. By the following week, I had booked a flight to Perth and have gone from having nobody except my children and husband, to having 26 great aunts and uncles, many cousins, two new siblings, a stepfather and a mother.

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