How To Locate A Person By Name And Find Where They Live
How to find an old flame
Have you been thinking about an old flame recently? A really good friend that you have warm feelings towards but lost touch with years ago?
Don't worry, it happens to the best of us. You loved and lost but now you wish you could find them again. You might be thinking that locating someone after so much time has gone by is impossible and until recently you would have been right. In the past it has been incredibly difficult to track people down, but today it's a very different story.
How would you like to find all your old friends? Your neighbors, former work colleagues or even all your old school friends from the yearbook. Maybe you just want to find that one person who holds a special place in your heart. Well now you can do all of this.
The Internet is a vast information database at your fingertips
As the Internet has grown, so have the tools that enable us to use what amounts to a vast library of information. You can find information about almost anything that you can imagine. In fact, it has come to the point where it is difficult to keep your information off the World Wide Web.
Every one of us, unless you are a complete recluse, leaves a digital trail wherever we go and if you know how to access and use that online data you can find out a great deal about almost anyone you want.
The rise of incredibly powerful public records web sites
Finding people has become a matter of typing a name into a search engine like this one. Web sites that gather billions of pieces of information from publicly available records both online and offline now make this information available to you in an easily searchable format.
Can you find everyone using these web sites? No, but I have personally managed to locate several people in the US that I had lost touch with and I never left my living room while I was doing it.
Every day public records websites get bigger, more powerful, more efficient and much more useful. They can only get better as time goes on because new data is being added all the time.
Finding people using private investigators
There are other ways of finding people of course. You could hire a private investigator to find them for you. It's easy and generally effective. But it's a service that will cost you good money and you will end up paying over and over again if you have several people that you want to locate.
Do it yourself people location
You could do the investigative work yourself. Start at the point when you were last in touch and try to think of mutual acquaintances who you might still have contact details for. If you can remember where they worked give them a call. Maybe someone there remembers them and can give you more leads.
Get in touch with these people and see if you can trace the person that you are looking for. This can be a rewarding exercise, but you may end up having to speak to some people who you would rather have remained lost so be careful.
Locate someone by name the easy way
Before you dive into hiring private eyes or roll your sleeves up to start the hard work yourself at least try using an online records site to find details of the person including where they live. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can find and how easily that you can find it. Not only is it possible to locate someone using a site like this, but you can also access a whole load of information about them.
Find out if they have a criminal record before you pick up the phone to give them a call. You may change your mind if you do.
Author: Steve Gee