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(CNN) -- We received thousands of e-mails in the days after December's tsunamis from people seeking news of friends and relatives in areas affected by the disaster.

The e-mails are alphabetized by the missing person's last name.

Balapytiage, Denesia and Pradeep
They were visiting parents for the holiday season. They both work and live in Biella, Italy.

Bryant, Sean and Jamal Goldstein
Sean Bryant (5'9 about 160 pounds and brown hair) and life partner Jamal Goldstein (6'3 about 230 pounds with dark brown hair) were on a trip to Somalia to help with a charity. We have not heard from them in a while.

Chaudhary, Abhay
I'm searching for my nephew, Abhay Chaudhary, and his friend, Gopal, from India. They are working as seamen on the ship named Julia. Last month, this ship reached Somalia from United Arab Emirates and was still there. Now we have no contact with them. I have one number of the ship's captain, but it's not working from India. Please provide any information you get from this. We are eagerly waiting for any positive news.

Dickenson, Duane
He's 37 yrs old. He was on vacation. Please contact me if you have any information regarding Duane. We need him back with us. Duane, we miss you. Call please if you can. We love you. Sister.

Kathryn, Bernadette
Her name is Bernadette Kathryn and perhaps on her passport it is Bernadette Kathryn Sneeringer. She was on a diving trip off the coast of east Africa but exact location unknown. I think she was diving with a New York City/Manhattan outfit called Pan Aqua. I have tried calling them to no avail. Bernadette is 41 years old; about 5'3"; weighs about 120 lbs; olive skin; light brown hair. She was diving with 2 friends named David & Seth whose last names I don't know. Frantic. Help. Thanks.

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