Skip to comments.Help finding lost relatives
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.
Facebook is good for that, I hear.
There are lots of search sites if you google the name. You’ll have to pay something however.
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.
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.)
Winning the lottery works even better. :^P
Yeah, that would certainly do it.
You’ll find relatives you didn’t know you had ... YIKES!
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.
If your relative is long lost or likely dead try genealogy sites.
the relative has recently gone “missing”.
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?
Run for office as a conservative. The opposition will find all relatives and other associates.
What do you mean by “lost”?
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!
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.