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The work of our Family Tracing Service is captured in new BBC One documentary 'Family Finders'

I promised myself I wouldn't cry...

A new BBC One programme about The Salvation Army's Family Tracing Service begun on Monday 8 June at 11.30am.

BBC 'Family Finders' is a 15-part series with some episodes following the staff from our Tracing Service as they try to reunite long lost family members of their clients. It also features the moving reunions of family members as they are brought back together again for the first time in many years. 

On Monday 8 June, we met sisters Kathleen and Violet who hadn't seen one another for 72 years before they were reunited by the Family Tracing Service. Violet travelled from Australia to meet up with her sister who lived in Lincoln. 

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On Wednesday 10 June, viewers will be introduced to brother and sister Mary, from Huddersfield, and Lennie, from London, who haven't spoken in 30 years. Mary thought about Lennie a lot during this time and it was her daughter who encouraged her to finally begin her search.  ,

One Friday 12 June, the Tracing Service reunites Rebecca Taylor and her father who haven't seen one another since Rebecca was 10 years old. 

Further episodes follow the lives of long lost family members.

Each programme is repeated at 7.30am the following day.

If you have lost touch with a family member, contact us 0845 634 4747

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