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I just found my Uncle on facebook!

I've never really had any family other than my siblings and parents. My mom's parents died when I was really little, and my dad's parents died when he was a kid...he grew up with his uncles. No one has know any of my dads relatives. For years, I've been searching for them. A few months ago, I sent a facebook message to all people with my dad's brother's name. I never got anything back....until yesterday! One of them replied! It was really him! My dad talked to him and 2 of his sisters on the phone. But....apparently one of his sisters has mental health issues and the other sister is accusing my dad of rape. Also, one of my dad's other brothers committed suicide back in November. I always felt like I missed out on something, not having family. He lives pretty far away, but Im glad I found him! Now for the question....have you ever found a long lost relative via internet?


Asked by Lobelia at 8:44 AM on Jul. 4, 2013 in Relationships

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  • How exciting for you. Hope you get to meet with him soon. Or at least keep in touch now that you found him. We had a distant cousin track down my stepmom & half-sis on FB a few months ago. (relatives on my dad's side) They've talked on the phone, but we haven't met with them yet.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:56 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • i was found via the internet
    they were a hot mess too

    why did dad lose touch

    Answer by feralxat at 9:11 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • That's so cool. My half sister found me through FB over a year ago. She had been looking for several years. I didn't even know about her.

    Answer by RelaxedMom2-3 at 10:21 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • That's great! I found a long lost childhood friend on FB... thur her sister. Still talk like we were never apart! ;o)

    Answer by Crafty26 at 10:51 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • So neat that you found your uncle.I myself have been looking on/off for my half sister with no luck unfortunately she was born in the late 60's and all the family I could have asked for more information is deceased. :(

    Answer by liss05 at 9:30 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • I'm glad you found him! GL

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 10:06 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • @feralxat : I don't really know how they lost touch. I know my dad moved around a lot. He and his family are from California and we live in Minnesota.

    Comment by Lobelia (original poster) at 11:05 AM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • I haven't. But congratulations, good luck, and best wishes.

    Answer by Ballad at 9:23 PM on Jul. 4, 2013

  • I do genealogy and although I did not lose relatives (as I never knew of them), I have happily found and met cousins of distant and close via this process, as well as long-lost friends who were like family.

    Answer by figaro8895 at 12:41 PM on Jul. 5, 2013