Find A Friend

Written by Sierra Rein
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Friends can be found in many different places, including the Internet. Through the use of one or two online search engines, a long lost ally can be located. As long as the person has a few pertinent pieces of information (examples: first and last names, last known address, birth date, phone numbers, college attended, social security number), they have a 98 percent chance that the right friend will be found within a few hours.

Another way to find a friend is to become associated with online bulletin board systems. These are meant to help friends who are trying to find each other post messages containing specific information regarding their friendships. If a curious person finds a post pertaining to him, he can instantly contact the poster and reconnect to his old pal in seconds.

Anyone searching for a former military buddy should have an easier time finding him or her by asking the Base Operator at the person's last known base location. However, each branch of the U.S. military (the Army, Navy and Air Force) has specific rules and regulations regarding the search through military records. If the military friend is likely to have retired already, it is also a good idea to search through anniversary reunion meetings and veteran groups for any possible contact information.

When the Search to Find a Friend Goes Dry

When searching online, there is the chance of the search trail going completely dry. In these cases, it may be necessary to contact a government agency or personal investigative team to become involved in the search. However, it is important to note that these official entities are normally interested in finding criminals, negligent parents, frauds, and bond jumpers; thus, it is likely that they may not have enough time or manpower to find a long lost friend.

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