Posts Tagged ‘reconnect’

It’s a scientific fact – we’re living longer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Americans are now living an average of 78.2 years. That number rises annually.

We’re also improving our survival rate. In 2009 we lost fewer Americans to common conditions like heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Congratulations, we’re learning how to endure.

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A Daughter Found After 23 Years

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

It was a nightmare that no parent should have to endure. In 1987 the daughter of Joy White and Carol Tyson was kidnapped. Taken right out of Harlem Hospital when she was less than one month old.

Newborn Carlina White had a fever. When it hit 104 degrees, her parents immediately took her to the hospital. As Carlina’s mother waited for news, she was met by a nurse. The woman was calm and supportive. She told Joy that everything was fine, and suggested she go home to rest.

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A Reunion For Sisters

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Even when Carmen was just a little girl, she always wondered why her mother seemed so sad. Carmen would ask now and then, but was always told things were fine. Deep down, however, Carmen knew they weren’t.

At an early age, Carmen learned the difficult truth. Her grandmother died of cancer when her mother was just a little girl. When it happened, Carmen’s mother was sent to live in a new home. Her aunt was sent elsewhere.

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Elvis may have said it best. The soulful crooner lamented that he would have a blue Christmas without you. Okay, maybe he wasn’t talking about you in particular. Point is, even Elvis needed his loved ones around to be merry.

Are you missing anyone this holiday season?

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A Reunion 32 Years In The Making

Monday, July 26th, 2010

fatheranddaughterMichelle “B” hadn’t seen her father Michael in nearly 32 years, but she never stopped dreaming about a reunion. She kept searching for him even when things seemed hopeless.

During the 1990s Michelle heard about a new online service called a people search. One website claimed to provide current contact information for most anyone in the United States. It seemed like the fastest way to find her father. She gave it a try.

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Thank You For Reminding Us … Again

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

pfcirclelogoEveryone has a story. We love to hear from people who found and reunited with long-lost friends and family through our website, PeopleFinders.com. A few months back, we took a moment to thank some of these great people for sharing their stories with us. As it turns out, we have a lot to be thankful for.

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Commit Random Acts Of Kindness

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

small giftFebruary 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a day when people are encouraged to do good things for others for no particular reason at all.

Family, friends and strangers – you can brighten anyone’s day with a random act of kindness. Your good deed may have an even greater impact when it is completely unexpected. There are many things you can do to celebrate and participate in this day that is designed to make people happy.

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Thank You For Reminding Us … Part 2

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Laurie with her sister Kathy, aunt Peggie and brother Kevin

Laurie with her sister Kathy, aunt Peggie and brother Kevin

Jeri is a people finding sleuth who goes by the nickname “Sherlock”. She has utilized The PeopleFinders Network to find hundreds of people, and was kind enough to share a few of her success stories with us. One of our favorites is about a woman named Laurie…

Laurie was separated from her mother as an infant in the 1940’s. She would never see her mother again.

Years later, Laurie hoped to find her family, but only had a few clues: her mother’s name (which was very common), the name of her mother’s husband (Bruno Vernazza) and the fact that her mother had a sister named Peggy. After some intense investigating, Laurie found an address for Bruno, but it was not current, and the trail dried up.

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Thank You For Reminding Us … Part 1

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

reunionphotoEntrepreneurs start new businesses for a variety of reasons. Some people may feel that the only goal of any company is to make money, but while that is important (at least if you want to keep the business alive), it is not the only motive.

Developing a business involves an incalculable amount of time, work and effort. It is not a venture that is entered into lightly; the desire to found a company stems from the pursuit of a dream and the need to carve your own niche in this world.

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Staying Connected During A Recession

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

colleagues2A recession can negatively impact all of us – when times are tough economically, people and businesses cut back on expenses in every way they can. That leads to reduced spending, smaller annual budgets and fewer jobs.

People all over the country are being affected by layoffs. Many companies have stopped hiring and cut their work force drastically, leaving thousands of people suddenly unemployed. That, in turn, makes for a much more aggressive job market. Fewer jobs and more people applying for them means that it’s more important than ever to get an edge over the competition.

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