Tracesmart's Online People Search reunite siblings for The Alan
Titchmarsh Christmas Special
on: December 19, 2008, 6:02 am
Release Author: Tracesmart
Release Summary: Popular ITV chat show uses one of Tracesmart's
many success stories as a feature on their Xmas show.
Release Body: Once again Tracesmart has helped
to reunite a brother and sister. They were, until now, apart for
more than forty years and the story is made even more special
as ITV picked up on the successful trace, and helped organise
a special surprise reunion for The Alan Titchmarsh Christmas Show.
Tracesmart are a formidable force in the people
search arena and have assisted numerous media channels with
heart warming reunion stories similar to this. The show is to
be broadcast at 6.30pm on Sunday 21st December.
Originally, Dave Bower from Australia
contacted Tracesmart asking for help to find his sister, who was
sadly separated from the rest of the family nearly forty years
ago. Linda, his sister was found to be living in Eastbourne, which
meant that Dave and his wife and sons had a very long way to travel.
The reunion was made possible by ITV who were themselves looking
for families to reunite and surprise for The Alan Titchmarsh Christmas
Tracesmart has helped thousands
of families to find relatives and assisted the public in their
people searches. Visitors to the website can search people using the current 2009
electoral roll. Many of
those who subscribe to the website will be looking to find relatives who they
may not have seen for a decade or more. A simple address search can sometimes
result in a match being found instantly, other searches may take
a little longer, for instance, if the subject has moved out of
the area or has changed name. Tracesmart has a dedicated customer
service team and an online instant messenger support, which is
free to use, both helping to make the search to find relatives
Hewlett, who assisted with the surprise reunion said, "We were
delighted that ITV wanted to help reunite one of our success stories.
Without their help the reunion between the siblings may have taken
a lot longer, when considering the cost of flying and the distance
A great deal of interest has arisen
from various stories that Tracesmart has helped orchestrate, and
this has further raised public awareness of how easy it is to
perform a people search and ultimately find relatives or friends.
Owen Roberts, Tracesmart's Communications Manager was keen to
comment on the good publicity, "The main purpose behind the campaign
is to help people find relatives and share their story with different
media agencies. This has resulted in many more people finding
the special person in their life, and possibly being able to spend
their first Christmas together in many years."
Hewlett is the driving force in Tracesmart's Missing Person's
campaign and has been tracing people for over 2 years. Louise
has previously appeared on BBC 1's Missing Live programme
to discuss tracing and one of her previous successful reunions.
Roberts has worked in the creative, advertising and communications
industries for over 25 years and is the voice of Tracesmart.
Heading up the communications team, he raises the public awareness
of the company through various media driven PR campaigns.
Limited - Since the launch of its website in 2004 Tracesmart
Limited has established itself as one of the UK's leading
providers of online people tracing tools. www.tracesmart.co.uk
combines state of the art search technology with an extensive
collection of consumer data, providing one of the most powerful
and successful systems to trace people
Owen Roberts - Communications Manager
029 2047 4114
available on request.