How To Locate Old Friends Online


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How To Locate Old Friends Online

  1. 1. HOW TO FIND SOMEONE ONLINE How to Locate Old Friends Online Links: September 20, 2009 HOW TO FIND SOMEONE ONLINE LOCAL-WHITEPAGES EASILY HUNT SOMEONE DOWN ONLINE FIND ANYONE ONLINE REVERSE CELLPHONE SEARCH Categories: SEARCH Search: search Archives: SEPTEMBER 2009 SEPTEMBER 2009 Almost everyone will eventually start to think about ex-boyfriends or M T W T F S S 1 2 3 4 5 6 girlfriends that have moved away. Whether they’re old school friends or 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 even relatives, it is sometimes trying to know how to even start a 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 successful search. You might dedicate hours or even days trying to find 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 someone through former places of employment, previously attended 28 29 30 schools or the military, but at each step you will have to make dozens phone calls, possibly submit detailed requests in written form, and encounter endless departments and red-tape. Most Recent Posts HOW TO LOCATE OLD... There are many challenges in locating lost loved ones including the possibility that they could have gotten married and no longer use their Most Popular Posts maiden name. This can make finding someone you haven’t seen in HOW TO LOCATE OLD FRIENDS...: 9 awhile quite challenging. Prior to the internet became widespread there were very little options that you could pursue. Looking for lost friends Other: became a massive endeavor involving countless man-hours spent LOGIN talking to people or a pricey endeavor when you were forced to hire a REGISTER private investigator to do the search for you. Luckily today though the Meta: search is fairly easily accomplished by using the web. RSS .92 To start you will want to do is take a couple of minutes thinking about RDF 1.0 the person you’re trying to get back in touch with. Consider any
  2. 2. specifics you can recall about their personality, such as hobbies, RSS 2.0 favorite sayings, maybe even try to remember a middle initial or place ATOM of birth. If you know their birthdate this will also help on your search. COMMENTS RSS 2.0 Try to recall any unique aspects of their personality, likes, dislikes and/or quirks about the person. VALID XHTML Now that you’ve tried to remember any specifics about the person you’re going to want to open up whatever web browser you use and surf over to Try looking for their full name, nicknames and any variation of their name that they would go by back when you knew them. Also try adding the names of places they may have lived or worked along with their name as that sometimes will help filter the results. Next step is to type in an old email address that they once had leaving out the domain name into the search engine. It is common for people to keep the same account names used for accessing email, even if they’ve switched providers/carriers. If you discover several people with the same name, try clicking on the results and see if anything looks like the person you’re trying to find. Sometimes people bring their personality with them to the web, even if they try not to. If you’re suspecting that they’re the type who’d have some sort of online profile at any of the many social networking sites like Myspace or Facebook then you’d want to check out yoName (, a free search engine that polls a big number of the popular sites for profiles that match whatever details you’re able to provide about the lost friend (whether email address, full name or otherwise). For individuals with common first and/or last names this may require a bit of time on your part to go through all of the results, but it’s pretty well organized and will usually show any photos available next to the search terms to help assist you in going through the results. If you have an old cell phone number (or even landline) of theirs you can try searching for a reverse cell-phone lookup. The Social Security Death Index is a database of any deaths reported to the Social Security Administration since 1962, when death records were finally entered into a computerized database. I must add though that the absence of any specific death record does not necessarily mean the person is still alive. Most newspapers will also let you query their obituary sections online to see if your missing person may have shown up there. If you believe they may have joined any type of licensed or certified profession (like doctors, lawyers or accountants) you can try searching the records of local trade organizations. Most people have at least one hobby or special interest and this can be a big help to you on your search. For example, if the person you’re looking for plays the banjo, search through the online listings for local bluegrass or country shows. This may lead to you coming across the person’s name, address, the
  3. 3. name of the band if they’re in one and hopefully even a venue where they are scheduled to attend. You never know, if the person has always wanted to become a instructor or loves soccer, there are millions of other possibilities. If you still can’t find any information on your missing person, I hate to suggest it but you may find yourself in need of Inmate Search ( The site is pretty bare but it hosts a list of contact information for each state system for finding inmates. In addition it also has links to search through the listings of federal prisoners. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of options for looking through all the states at once so knowing the state in which they’d be most likely incarcerated helps quicken the process. As a last resort there are numerous pay-services on the internet that will do the search for you. You can always find these agencies pretty easily on portals like Google. If you decide to pay a missing friend service to look for the person you want to find, be sure to understand the fine print before sending in any credit card information. You want to be positive they are a legitimate company before giving anyone sensitive information. Using this guide can help reconnect you with lost friends and loved ones. It’s amazing what (and in this case, who) you can find on the web these days. To get more information on finding someone online please go visit the local-whitepages. COMMENTS » The URI to TrackBack this entry is: locate-old-friends-online/trackback/ No comments yet. RSS feed for comments on this post. LEAVE A COMMENT Line and paragraph breaks automatic, e-mail address never displayed, HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong> Name E-mail URI Your Comment
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