Have you found any relatives thru social sites and meet in real life?

@jaiho2009 (38989)
Philippines
January 8, 2010 12:22pm CST
Hello dear friends,mylotters,mere bhai/s,sister/s, Have you ever tried searching unknown relatives thru social sites? Just this evening,i chatted with my cousin and this reminds me how we met thru social site. My daughter had this Friendster account(popular site here in our country),and,i asked her to search for my maiden surname. Luckily we found one,and after thorough scanning to his profile,i find out that we came from same province. And that's the start of it all...we meet last 2008 in my hometown and so happy to know that we are close relatives,my grandfather and his father were first cousins. I don't know much my relatives since i was born and raised in different place far from my hometown. Did this ever happen to you dear friends? Waiting for your responses and comments. Have a good weekend everyone
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@shibham (17019)
• India
9 Jan 10
Hi didi. Its amazing experience to meet some relatives thru online. But i have not met anyone thru online, oh yes, i have met my didi. Guess who? Hihihi. Take care.
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
hello mere bhai, Aha...i also found my chota bhai in Mylot...wish to met him in person some day I wish....and that would be a great experience...wohhhhh!!! Happy weekend
@shibham (17019)
• India
9 Jan 10
Lots of chance r there to meet me. I have a plan to go phillipines this year. Take care didi.
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
really nah? I will be expecting soon my chota bhai in my country....that would be great
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
Yeah if happened to my my bonita..and I owed a lot on that site...it is not my first known site which commonly known social site but what is the trend site and known social site nowadays...thanks..
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
hello my dear Martin, So,you also found some relatives thru social sites...and how many are they my dear amigo? Until now,i am searching and hoping to met more relatives(on my mom's side)...i rarely known my relatives from my mother's side,since,we haven't lived in her hometown.We just visits there once in a while. Happy weekend amigo...
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
Good morning my bonita dear...yes almost all of them were my cousins from my mother side. Since we are more closed than on my father side. I had few contact from my father side but not as much as at my mother side..thnks..
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
wow! amiga looks like you are lucky in finding friends and even relatives online and then meeting them in person! me, i don't experienced it yet and don't try yet finding my lost relatives in any social sites... i never try looking for people who have same surname as me when iw as still single coz my family name is so common! haha and actually i know people who have same surname as me but they are not my relatives! hehe but i think it would be nice if i can find one online... but you know, my husband, haha he like searching people who have the same surname as they are..since their surname is not that common, there's a bigger chance of meeting their relatives...but so far, he just have them as friends online and don't trace yet if they are really relatives and they never met in person yet...
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
hello again dear, good to see you as my first topic responder... my maiden surname is not common...and even in our hometown,it's not a very common surname,that is why,i am thankful with this internet world. My cousin is now working in Dubai,and we had constant communication thru chatting and plan for second meeting in Baguio,to met my mom. What makes us closer is...my uncle(my mom's brother)used to lived at my cousins house during his studies,that means...our family were really that close to each other. Just keep trying dear amiga,who knows,you will be able to trace any of your real kin. Have a good weekend....i guess i'm going to bed now dear...see u tomorrow...goodnight amiga
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
ah okay...hehe such a small world we have here! yeah, i will try sometime if i can find a relative on line...and i hope i can find one... and im happy to be your first respondent!
@ldqiang (26)
• China
9 Jan 10
i did ever hapoen like you .
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
hello Idqiang, I wish you will experience what i had...it would be so nice to met some relatives thru online and met them in person too. Have a good day always and happy weekend
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
9 Jan 10
No, not yet. But my husband has met up with many of his friends and relatives on facebook. He writes to them on a daily basis. They all would tell him to tell me hello. I have never met a few of his family members too. I really do enjoy seeing them contact him. He is so excited when he meets up with them. As for me, this has never happened yet. I hope that it will. I have seen mostly people that O went to school with instead of my relatives. I bet if I search for many of my relatives they probably will be on Facebook or Twitter.
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
hello cream, That's good to know that your hubby is having good times communicating and tracing his relatives thru internet. Until now,i am still hoping to locate some of my long lost friend back in my high school yrs. I also wish you can find some of your friends and relatives and had the chance to met them in person,,,just try dear and you will know how happy it is. Thanks for your response and have a good day always. Happy weekend
@danitykane (3191)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
that's great jaiho! I actually searched for my cousin's name on facebook and luckily I've reached her account. She has been away for so long and living in another country for more than 15 years. I am happy to have communication with her again. It has been a long time, hopefully she'll visit us this year. I'm really excited about it.
@jaiho2009 (38989)
• Philippines
9 Jan 10
Hello danity, I wish you all the best with your upcoming meeting with your cousin,i am sure it would be one of the greatest moment....after 15 yrs of absence. I am still searching some of my long lost friends back in my high school yrs. Thanks for your response and have a good day always dear. Happy weekend