Sunday, June 27, 2004

Finding Living Persons


The updated version of this post is maintained at: http://genweblog.blogspot.com/2006/02/finding-living-persons.html

Estranged or Lost Relatives and Friends

First, search telephone records - The Ultimate White Pages: http://www.theultimates.com/white/ Be sure to play around with the search parameters. The more slots you fill out, the fewer matches you will get. Sometimes a surname and state are all you will want to enter.

Search Polk City Directories for 1000+ cities: http://www.daplus.us/?Partner=99990
and CityDirectory.com: http://www.citydirectory.com
Canadian City Directories: http://www.collectionscanada.ca/canadiandirectories

If you have an address, current or not, you may be able to use online property records: http://www.netronline.com

Do you know the approximate birthday? Try Steve Morse's Obtaining Birthdays in One Step: http://stevemorse.org/birthday/birthday2.html

Sometimes a Google Search will turn up the person's name: http://www.google.com Other search engines are useful, also. Search on the name email address, or even address/phone number!

Of course, if you have a phone number or address, you will want to do a Reverse Search: http://www.searchbug.com/ Present occupants may know where your person has moved. Google will do a simple reverse search also - just type the phone number or street address into the Google search box.

More resources - Telephone Directories and Locators: http://www.slco.lib.ut.us/TELEDIRS.HTM

Note: SuperPages, InfoSpace, Dogpile, Yahoo & Switchboard = Acxion, WhitePages = W3 Data, Inc., WhoWhere = Lycos.

About.com - Finding People - Lost Family and Friends: http://genealogy.about.com/cs/findpeople/index_2.htm

Lots of interesting categories and links at the Virtual Gumshoe: http://www.virtualgumshoe.com/

Zabasearch: http://zabasearch.com/

$$$ MelissaDATA's PeopleFinder: http://www.melissadata.com/cgi-bin/peoplefinder.asp

$$$ USSearch: http://www.ussearch.com/consumer/index.jsp

Tracing Living People (UK): http://www.bl.uk/collections/social/spis_tlp.html

Infobel: http://infobel.com/world/default.asp
France, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, USA, Belgium, Spain, Luxembourg, UK, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific.

French Telephone Directories: http://www.voila.fr/PagesJaunes/ or http://www2.eu-info.com/France/

Message Boards - Lost Family & Friends: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/rw/topics.lost-family-and-friends
WWII Lost & Found: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/board/rw/topics.Military.wwii.lostandfound

Finding People & Places: http://valoriez.blogspot.com/2003/12/finding-people-and-places.html

Books: Locating Lost Family Members and Friends by Kathleen Hinckley, CGRS:
P.O. Box 740637, Arvada CO 80006-0637. (303) 422-9371, FAX (303) 456-8825. http://www.familydetective.com

Find Anyone Fast: Easy-to-Use Guide to Finding Anyone Anywhere! Including How
to Use the Internet
by Richard S. Johnson & Debra Johnson Knox, Spartanburg SC. MIE Publishing: 1-800-937-2133 or MIEPUB@aol.com

How to Locate Anyone Who Is or Has Been in the Military By Col. Richard S. Johnson
Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc.: 512-719-3595, FAX 512-719-3594, P O Box 33244, Austin, Texas 78764. http://www.pimall.com/nais/bk.mil.html

Assets Unknown by David W. Folsom, PO Box 6128, Sheridan WY 82801.

The Ultimate Search Book: Worldwide Adoption and Vital Records by Lori Carangelo: http://www.ultimatesearchbook.com/


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also use www.citydirectory.com for free people searches. Sometimes turns up info and lists spouses not in the phone directories.

Scrogginsdata said...

Many states, counties, or cities have property-related records online. I have found them quite helpful when you have an address, whether current or not. One good starting point is at http://www.netronline.com/.

Valorie Zimmerman said...

Thanks to both of you, anonymous and Scrogginsdata. I have added the links you suggested.

:-)

Valorie