Finding LIVE people
I am looking for my Auntie Margaret May Franklin. She moved to the US in 1955
and I know she has a daughter called Fareces Grace Lord and that's about it. Can
It is normally the province of genealogists to find documents proving
relationship to deceased ancestors. The records of deceased individuals are less
likely to be protected by "right to privacy" rules of 75 years or so. Adoption
research is the one exception, since the birth parent and/or child may register
with reunion services and hire the services of adoption intermediaries to work
through the info from the original court adoption file to effectuate the
Locating live persons is a different game, and would commonly be called
skip-tracing if we were employees of a collection agency. Without a Social
Security Number, your efforts will be more difficult particularly when the
person you seek is a woman. If she is still living, she may be be living with
her husband and things may be in his name.
If you knew which state in the US your Auntie Margaret May lived, you could pray
she has a listed telephone number in her name and find her in any of the online
telephone directory services such as:
-- Yahoo People Finder http://www.YAHOO.com
If you knew her port of entry, you could look at passenger arrival records to
learn a little more about her.
MyFamily.com has a website to assist you with locating lost loved ones. You'll
find it at:
FOR FURTHER READING:
There are several great books on the topic. Ol' Myrt has the first two, but the
third comes highly recommended.
-- Culligan, Joseph. You Can Find Anybody! (2000.) Jodere Group. ISBN:
-- Tillman, Norma. How to Find Almost Anyone, Anywhere, Revised and Updated
Edition. (1998) Rutledge Hill Press; ISBN: 1558536574.
-- Johnson, Richard S, and Debra Johnson Knox. Find Anyone Fast. (1997) Military
Information Enterprises. ISBN: 1877639303.
-- Skip Tracing 101
Happy family tree climbing!
Your friend in genealogy.