Have you ever searched for someone from your past on Facebook? Perhaps you’ve taken to a social networking site to locate a long-lost relative?
There’s never been a better way to find people from your past than with the help of Facebook. We’ve seen dozens of cases where family members were able to finally connect through the use of social networking websites — most commonly, Facebook.
There are a billion users on the social networking site, with billions of connections, and numerous Facebook pages are dedicated to family searches. That makes it a one-stop database of people you might know.
The most recent reunion story is of two Bosnian sisters, both in their eighties, who have been reunited after 72 years apart with the help of Facebook.
Tanija Delic, 88, and Hedija Talic, 82, were separated in 1941 at the ages of 17 and 11 respectively, according to the newspaper Nezavisne Novine. Talic became separated while fleeing their family’s village at the start of World War II. She ended up in an orphanage, reports news.com.au, while her parents were killed and her brother made his way to the United States.
When the war ended, Talic heard conflicting stories. Some said her entire family died, while others said they all went to the U.S.
She went on to start a family, and later, unknowingly moved to a village about 120 miles from her sister. Talic’s son found his cousin (Delic’s child) through Facebook and the sisters were able to reunite. Using Facebook, they said they can now find their brother in the U.S.
If you’ve ever searched for a long-lost relative on Facebook, do you have any advice for those who are still searching? Tell us in the comments.
Article source: http://mashable.com/2013/01/07/sisters-meet-facebook/