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Help finding lost relatives
Self | June 20, 2014 | MeshugeMikey

Posted on 06/20/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey

I've been searching for a "lost relative" via the web since yesterday.

As I remember I was able to use at least one search site with some success a few years ago, but at present am getting nowhere with this current search.

Any help fellow freepers might have would be most welcome indeed.


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Thank you
1 posted on 06/20/2014 7:40:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Facebook is good for that, I hear.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 7:41:50 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MeshugeMikey

Try http://www.zabasearch.com/


3 posted on 06/20/2014 7:42:15 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: MeshugeMikey

There are lots of search sites if you google the name. You’ll have to pay something however.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 7:43:19 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

My first question would be does your lost relative want to be found?

If not your search will be harder because perhaps he/she has limited their online presence because they want to keep their privacy.

Try to see if they have a Facebook account, or Twitter account and try typing in their name correctly spelled with their last known city and state into google. Also, if you know their profession enter that into google with their name and see what pops up.

Sorry if this is all rather obvious, if they don’t have much of an online presence your best bet will be to find their last residence and go from there.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 7:48:00 AM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Post on your Facebook that you are looking for lost relatives. That you just inherited a trust fund worth millions.

THAT will bring out all the lost relatives you never ever even knew you had.

(Including moi. Can you spot me 10 grand till the estate clears? Thanks in advance.)


6 posted on 06/20/2014 7:52:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: MeshugeMikey
White Pages
7 posted on 06/20/2014 7:55:37 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: 1rudeboy

Winning the lottery works even better. :^P


8 posted on 06/20/2014 7:56:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

Yeah, that would certainly do it.


9 posted on 06/20/2014 7:56:41 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: VanDeKoik

You’ll find relatives you didn’t know you had ... YIKES!


10 posted on 06/20/2014 7:58:04 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: MeshugeMikey

https://pipl.com/

http://radaris.com/

http://www.veromi.com/

http://stevemorse.org/ssdi/ssdi.html


11 posted on 06/20/2014 8:05:20 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: MeshugeMikey

zabasearch


12 posted on 06/20/2014 8:10:37 AM PDT by ReaganÜberAlles (Remember, you can't spell "progressive" without "SS".)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I don’t know if you’re looking for a man or woman, but FWIW, I’ve found that classmates.com is a good place to find female relatives because they’re listed under their maiden names there.


13 posted on 06/20/2014 8:16:13 AM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: MeshugeMikey

If your relative is long lost or likely dead try genealogy sites.


14 posted on 06/20/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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http://www.spokeo.com/?g=name_gs_C000213&gclid=CNvQ057niL8CFcvm7AodPTsAyg


15 posted on 06/20/2014 8:50:42 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: sauropod

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16 posted on 06/20/2014 8:55:08 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: The Great RJ

Thanks.


17 posted on 06/20/2014 9:03:37 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: The Great RJ

the relative has recently gone “missing”.

70 years old. phone disconnected, web site defunct.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 9:50:57 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
70 years old. phone disconnected, web site defunct.

Have the local PD where he/she lives/lived do a wellness check? I know, involving the cops may be undesirable. Is there anyone you know in the place where your relative last lived who may be able to check on their status in person? A local church, maybe?

19 posted on 06/20/2014 10:01:42 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Run for office as a conservative. The opposition will find all relatives and other associates.


20 posted on 06/20/2014 10:02:52 AM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

What do you mean by “lost”?


21 posted on 06/20/2014 10:17:14 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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I have found an app, Argali, to be useful for telephone and address searches. Ten searches a month are free with the home edition. Also, the website Reporter's Desktop collects a wide range of free search tools, and BRBpub is a useful free portal for searching local and state public record searches. That ought to get you off to a good start.
22 posted on 06/20/2014 10:32:13 AM PDT by Rockingham
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Search local news in her town for her name for marriage or human interest stories. Local hospitals, local neighbors, if known. Did she have a trust? Is the trustee known? If you know where she banked you could try to contact the bank and ask them to relay message through the bank. (They will not acknowledge that she is a customer, but may agree to forward a note to her if found in their customer records.)

On the grim side, coroner and obituaries. If she had a will there would be probate records.

Lets hope that she just moved and got a new cell phone.

If any of this works let me know!


23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:16:59 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Pete from Shawnee Mission

Ive checked obits,,and death records.....etc..etc.

Im thinking one of his Facebook “friends” would likely have made a mention of his passing if indeed it had occurred.

Ive been focusing on this altogether too much and so left the house for most of the day.


24 posted on 06/20/2014 7:20:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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