TNG Stories: Siblings Reunited!

Your TNG Story

Today we introduce a new type of feature: TNG Stories. These are stories of how your TNG web site has helped your make friends, learn more about your family, and advance your family history work. We hope this is the first of many TNG Stories! We have one more in the pipeline, but we are always looking for more. If you have a TNG story you would like to share, please email with the details! And now, on to today’s incredible story, from TNG User Roger Mitchell:

Roger writes:

“Back in March, I was successful in bringing together 2 siblings that had been separated for 75 years!

A distant relative found my TNG website and contacted me regarding researching her family. I drove the 100 miles to visit the family and met this elderly lady who was clearly distressed. I discovered that the elderly lady (Rose) thought she had a brother but had no idea if he was still living or whether he was even in the UK.

I made it my goal to try and find out what happened to him and through my website and several other sources I was able to locate him. They were reunited at the BBC TV studios in Southampton, England and the story was broadcast on TV and Radio.

Some weeks after this event, I was contacted by TwoFour Ltd., (a film company) as they had been tasked by Genes Reunited to film the story for their YouTube channel.

Part 1 tells their story and part 2 tells mine. They are only a few minutes long. There is even a brief shot of my TNG website. So, in no small tribute to TNG, here are the 2 videos. I hope they bring cheer to all.”

You can see Roger’s TNG site here. Thank you Roger, for sharing your TNG Story. It definitely brought cheer to Darrin and I, and we hope it brings it to our readers, too!

One thought on “TNG Stories: Siblings Reunited!

  1. The story Roger recounts is remarkable not only for its content but also for the tenacity and determination he showed in rising to the challenge and seeing it through to its conclusion. The television broadcast and video media exposure the story received is just reward for the project. That said, this one story should not detract in any way from the wealth and depth of material that he has accumulated within his own TNG family database, from the wide variety of methods he employs to display them or from the hard work and dedication which went into achieving it.

    Sometimes it feels that Roger and I are the UK nonidentical twins of TNG – sharing (with their varied trials, tribulations and triumphs) an ISP, a genealogy platform, a nose for customisation and coding validation and (even occasionally) the slightest touch of our respective completely unrelated trees – and yet our sites, in appearance, are as dissimilar as chalk and cheese. Long may our common differences prevail!

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