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Saying thank you to our members

Published on 7 Jun 2013 16:58 : 5 comments : 5833 views

We are sponsoring TV show Long Lost Family for the third time running this year. The show will start on the 17th June on ITV at 9pm, and run for eight weeks. We are likely to see more activity on the community boards whilst the series is running, in particular the Finding Ancestors and Finding Living Relatives board. For those of you that frequently help other members on this board, we want to make sure that your time is rewarded and we want your views on the best way to do this.

One of our ideas is to ask everyone who has received help on the boards to nominate a person/or people who have helped them. The top 3 members each month with the most nominations will receive prizes including free or extended subscriptions or vouchers for a shop of your choice up to £50. We will be monitoring which new members have been active on the boards so we will be able send them an email encouraging them to nominate anyone who has helped them. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this suggestion in the comments below. Thanks, Natasha


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by Jill on 8 Jun 2013 19:27 :
I think this is a brilliant idea to reward someone who has helped somebody.
I was helped by someone in reference to my grandparents and it was a real boost to carry on with the search.
Jill Demain
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by Elaine on 11 Jun 2013 13:04 :
Brilliant idea...I was helped a lot,by mgnv....he not only helped me with finding people,he also went "the extra mile" and gave me technical advice too!
If anyone deserves nominating,he does!
Thankyou,mgnv,from the bottom of my heart.
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by sheba on 21 Jun 2013 17:19 :
I think this is a splendid idea. As a new member doing my first tree I have had considerable support from the "community". More recently having got stuck on a problem, Kucinta delved very deep to come up with some good suggestions, and I was very grateful.
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by Susan on 1 Aug 2013 14:26 :
I've offered twice to help people, complaining (on FB) that they were stuck and getting nowhere but had no response. Please look in your 'Other' box folks - I didn't know about it, either, until recently! I've had some unbelievable successes with my (often complicated) tree and am always willing to help others!

Long-lost Family was intriguing as Nicky and Davina mentioned that Ann Ross had two sons but we only heard about Adrian and Sharon (b Amanda Jane Ross) the daughter she had to give up at 1 hour old. There is an Alan Ross, born in Bradford, 1960, mother's maiden name Ross, like Sharon/Amanda's - maybe the missing boy? And if so, what happened to him? He may have been contacted and didn't want to appear/ be mentioned but usually, Nicky or Davina would explain, as they did that Ann Ross didn't want to talk on camera, could it be they just forgot about her other son? very sad, either way.

Well, there've been some heartwarming success stories - and sometimes the programmes give us a few hints which might help us in finding our own 'Long-lost Family'. Good luck with your searches,everyone!
Susan Watkins

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by kevin on 1 Aug 2013 14:43 :
Hard to believe that so many people are searching for lost loved matter how tiny the clue is they manage to track them down.........Awesome Stuff Thanks Genesreunited.... ;-)