How Do I Find Dead People?
How do I find out if someone is dead without causing distress or embarrassment
Have you ever looked for long lost friends and found only sad letters in response? As you get older you'll probably find that this problem gets worse as you try to contact friends from the past. The longer you leave it the greater the chance of finding that they are no longer with us.
Every year I dread the thought of sending out Christmas cards in the knowledge that one or two of them may well come back "Person Deceased". Save a thought also for the poor person that has the job of sending out the replies to tell people the bad news. It's a continual reminder that their loved one is no longer around. This can be very distressing, I know because I've been that person.
So what can we do? Finding out if someone is dead isn't going to change the feeling of loss and regret that you'll feel but at least you will know before you put your foot in it and send them a letter or card or worse still call them. Luckily it's easier than it's ever been to find out if someone is dead.
How do I find out if someone is dead with Public Records
How do I find out if someone is dead
There are a number of web sites on the Internet that allow you to search government death records very easily. They vary in what kind and extent of information you are able to extract from them. They are only as good as their database after all. They also have different ways of paying for the results.
I suggest that you use a web site that requires only a one time fee for unlimited access to their database. This way you can investigate as many people as you want to and you can take your time to do it. The service that I have in mind is the Inteligator web site. It requires a small monthly subscription for unlimited backgroud searches so you can do it as often as you like whenever you want to and you can do it from the comfort of your own armchair.
Use the information you'll find about dead people sensitively
When you find out that an old friend has passed away please use the information sensitively. Don't keep sending Christmas cards to dead people that will serve only to cause distress to whoever opens it. Do take the time to get in touch with relatives of the deceased who will most likely be grateful for a letter from you explaining how you knew them and the things you used to do together. When someone dies the people left behind often feel the need to find out a little history on them and your letter can make a difference.
Make finding out if someone is dead a priority before you try to make contact with them By signing up to the Government-Records database you can find dead people whenever you want. It's so quick and easy that you really have no excuse not to use it before you decide to contact them.