Siblings Separated for 85 years Reunited Thanks to Online Census Records

Siblings Separated for 85 years Reunited Thanks to Online Census Records

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Taber family photo of siblings reunited after 85 yearsFor 86 years, Florence Hand had been haunted by dreams revealing “somebody in the room besides me,” she said.

The mystery had taken on legendary status in the family when Hand’s granddaughter confronted it. She dove into the millions of U.S. Census documents widely available at Ancestry.com and other genealogical research websites.

In turns out Hand did, indeed, have a brother: Albert Taber, who was raised by their grandfather. When Hand found him, he was 87 and living in Florida. For the first time in 85 years, brother and sister reunited during an emotional meeting at a Chicago airport.

“My dream finally came true!”

(READ the story at CNN.com)

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