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Tracesmart able to help reunite Australian child migrants with UK families


The stories headlined in the media over recent days have highlighted the plight of British child migrants that were sent to Australia during the early to mid period of the last century. The reported commentary mirrors, in some ways, the type of stories encountered by Tracesmart over recent years, of people living abroad wanting to trace their relatives.

In the case of the “Forgotten Australians”, thousands of British children, some as young as three, were separated from their families or taken from care homes and sent across the world. Once in Australia the boys and girls were reported to be used as cheap labour. Many were sent during the blitz in World War II, some were told they were orphans when in fact their families were still alive. Today, 7,000 child migrants from Britain are still understood to be living in Australia.

Similar to the stories that Tracesmart has come across, it’s reported that many of the 7,000 people are now eager to find relatives in the UK that they have lost contact with, in the hope of being reunited with family members long forgotten or even long thought dead.

Tracesmart’s primary service to the consumer is the provision of an intuitive online people search facility to help find relatives and friends. Their powerful name and address search tools employ a variety of datasets, including the uk electoral roll, and since its launch, has grown to become one of the UK’s leading web based people tracing portals.

Owen Roberts, Tracesmart’s Communications Manager commented, “Tracesmart’s online facility provides a comprehensive, up-to-date and easy-to-use resource for people such as the ’child migrants’, that can help them trace long lost family using current UK data. I’m sure the facility we offer can provide the key to many successful Australian/UK family reunions and I hope we can help. We would love to hear from anyone who has used our system to find their missing UK family”.

About Tracesmart:

Owen Roberts has worked in the creative, advertising and communications industries for over 25 years and is the voice of Tracesmart. Heading up the communications team, he raises the public awareness of the company through various media driven PR campaigns.

Tracesmart Ltd - Since the launch of its website in 2004 Tracesmart Limited has established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers of online people tracing tools. combines state of the art search technology with an extensive collection of consumer data, providing one of the most powerful and successful systems to trace people.


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