Tracesmart Reports Increase In Demand Following Hit ITV Show
Released on: May 25, 2011, 3:48 pm
Internet & Online
Tracesmart has announced an increase in the number of people
utilising its leading data services as the ITV series 'Long Lost
Family' inspires people to get in touch with missing relatives.
Presented by Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell, ITV's hit series 'Long Lost
Family' pulls at the nation's heart strings as it gives those who are desperate to
become reunited with their loved ones, a chance to find them.
With just one more episode left, the show has encouraged people across the country
to get in touch with long lost relatives. Since the program was broadcast,
Tracesmart has experienced a surge in their online people searching service. The
company's facility is also referenced in the show's website help and advice page.
Founded in 1999 by a leading tracing expert, Tracesmart has been instrumental in
reuniting thousands of lost family members and friends. One example of a family
Tracesmart has recently helped reunite is brother and sister Peter and Rose Smith*.
The siblings were separated when Peter was only six months old. Peter was unaware of
his sister's existence until 1962 when she contacted him by letter. They remained
in touch for many years, but Rose moved to Botswanna with her husband and they lost
Using Tracesmart's electoral roll
data, Peter was able to trace Rose and her family, who had later returned to live in
England, and they had an emotional reunion earlier this month after 45 years.
Commenting on the link with 'Long Lost Family', Owen Roberts, Tracesmart's Head
of Public Relations, said: "Our people searching tools have proved an invaluable
resource to families and friends trying to reunite. The link with ITV's 'Long Lost
Family' strengthens our position as one of the UK’s leading provider of consumer
intelligence services, and we will continue to develop our products and services to
help people reconnect."
Tracesmart has gone from strength-to-strength, and has recently launched 'Living
Relative Search' in conjunction with
Ancestry.co.uk, which helps people search for their living relatives. This year, the
company is also launching a powerful brand new people search website
'Peopletracer', which currently powers Living Relative Search.
Notes to Editors:
*Alternative names have been used for confidentiality purposes
Founded in 1999, Cardiff based company Tracesmart is a leading consumer intelligence
specialist. Its online people search facility, which features an address finder as well as allowing users to search
birth records, is used by thousands of
people to help them reconnect with lost family and friends. Since the company's
launch, Tracesmart has undergone significant growth, employing over 80 staff and
expanding its site facilities to accommodate its increasing pool of expertise.
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