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I finally have a brother and sister after 65 years

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Les Report 15 Sep 2011 10:05

Having spent 65 years as an only child, last October (2010) I found through Genes Reunited and Facebook that I have a brother and sister from my father's second marriage.

I also now have two nephews and a niece. Unfortunately we are on opposite sides of the world (they being in New Zealand and me in Spain). However I did meet my sister and her family when she flew over in June 2011.

TV New Zealand followed our meeting and they produced a 5 minute clip for their Close Up programme. Feel free to view the following link.