Trying to search for a person from the past.. Any search engines?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Anyone know of any search sites to search for people from your past?? Thanks!
     
  2. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dang it, Redhen, I do, and can't think of it; I had a client who was looking for some heirs and I googled "looking for people at no cost" or "for free" and this name came up that i clicked on and it was amazing . . .its a strange little name . . .and it wasn't the first one that came up . . .but you can really find out some good info FREE and then if you want to get into the real nitty gritty it costs, but they have a first time user fee that is very reasonable . . . I will try to find it and repost on this.


    HERE IT IS. IT IS DARN GOOD FOR FREE.
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    People Search by ZabaSearch - Honestly Free People Search
    Honestly free people search. All U.S. postal addresses & telephone numbers revealed free. Three-times more listings than white pages phone directory. Search by Name.
    www.zabasearch.com - Cached
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  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thank you very much!! [​IMG]
     
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  5. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    None for that only that are free. All I know of is some that LOOk like they're free and aren't. I signed up for one, and was not exactly delighted to find that a certain desperate gentleman from my past was looking for me, LOL. Another had a GREAT idea for an invention, all he wanted for me was to figure out how specifically to do it. And I was going to be allowed to do that for free, lucky me.

    There are, though, ways to find people without signing up for a paying site. I used to be really good at digging up people. Lately, it's gotten far, far easier as so many people have a presence on facebook or similar sites.

    It really helps to know the person's interests, as many interests have small communities, and there are only a handful of websites the person might be chatting on. And if the person has a profession or product s/he markets, s/he's likely to have a web page advertising that.

    Contacting former mutual friends is another avenue. If there's a school reunion committee that's another route.
     
  6. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Much I dislike some of these websites, FACEBOOK is an amazing place to hook up with people from the past.
     
  7. thaiturkey

    thaiturkey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried Googling the person's name?
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yeah... nothing is coming up..
    Phooey.. [​IMG]
     
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You know you could, you could just tell us who this here
    person from your past is.

    Dey's lots of us here on BYC. 70,000 or so someone said.
    Maybe one of us know him? Give us a chance to help you right
    out.

    (I've looked up a few old friends. But always had a starting point.
    High school or a club or something.)
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Good idea! But i hate to put someones name out on the internet... tempting as it is.. [​IMG]

    What should i do? Would that be a bad thing to do? I dont know.. [​IMG]
     

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