Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Ancestry's new Living Relative Search

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Ancestry.co.uk, the UK’s favourite family history website , has enhanced its product range by adding Living Relative Search - a service new by PeopleTracer to help Ancestry members locate living UK-based relatives.

Peopletracer is a newly formed people-tracing company from one of the UK’s leading data specialists, Tracesmart. Its founders have more than ten years' tracing experience locating thousands of people.

In addition to building their family trees and searching 870 million UK historical family history records, Ancestry.co.uk members can now also trace lost or just discovered living relatives

Living Relative Search is a fast and convenient way of finding living relatives living in the UK. To start the search, members just need to type in the name of the family member and click 'search'. A more refined search can also be conducted by entering the relative's last known location or exact address.

The data is sourced from the Edited Electoral Rolls, 2003-2011, telephone directory records, land registry records and Google maps, and is regularly updated to ensure that the most accurate search is always being carried out.

Angela Wiseman from Ancestry.co.uk comments: "Increasingly, we hear stories of our members finding, or wanting to find, recently discovered relatives, so we’re very excited about providing them with the necessary tools to make connections with living family members as well as their ancestors.”

Mike Trezise from Peopletracer comments: “Working with an established brand is very exciting and will hopefully help a significant number of people connect with lost relatives.”

The facility is available at https://www.livingrelativesearch.co.uk/content/family-tracing - sadly it is not included in the Ancestry subscription, but through a separate credit based service. You can have ten free searches a day using material from the phonebook. but for electors rolls etc ten credits costs £11.95, valid for 3 months, whilst 50 credits costs £29.95, valid for 12 months.

(With thanks to Annabel Reeves)


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