John Haydon and Dee Messer
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Black Country man meets half sister for first time

14 April 2014 Last updated at 09:12 BST

A Black Country man has met his half sister for the first time.

John Haydon's mother left when he was three and eventually settled in the USA.

A few months ago Mr Haydon found he had a half sister, Dee Messer, who has now travelled from her home in Tennessee to Birmingham.

She discovered she had a half-bother when she contacted family ancestry site Rootschat.

"They finally convinced me that she [my mother] had been married before and she had two sons... and one died," she said.

BBC Midlands Today's Joanne Writtle reports.