Success Stories

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Gift subscriptions

Genes Reunited gift subscription

Do you know someone interested in discovering their family history?

You can now buy a gift subscription to Genes Reunited so they can research their family tree.

Buy gift or redeem gift


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

New family & 70 year old mystery solved!

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Rosemary Report 29 Feb 2012 08:53

Always a close family, there was lurking in the shadows a missing male relative who basically disappeared in the 1930's. Family stories had him dying in WWII but despite searches of various sources he could not be found - living or dead.
Then I received a hot match , it seemed so remote I was not going to reply but given it was only the second I had received ref the name I did.
To cut a long story short I have now been in touch with various new aunts & uncles and met my cousin, who has a very striking resemblance to one of my siblings..
Moral of the story - take a chance & reply to hot matches even if they don't seem to fit your "known " facts but also beware ...what you find might bring new questions.