Finding A Person

Written by Sierra Rein
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Finding a person takes time, patience, and a lot of know-how. In the past, it took months or even years to locate a person, especially if he or she had been long lost for decades. However, with the use of the Internet, the process of finding contact information for even the most obscure of individuals has become much easier.

The simplest way to find a person is to choose an online search engine that offers multiple-field investigative options. There, one can type in any and all known pieces of information and receive all the possible results the search engine arrives at. If multiple results come up, there may be a possibility that further research be made on the whereabouts of the person in question.

Finding a person in a foreign country is a bit more troublesome, especially in countries that do not utilize the Internet to such a great extent as the United States. Telephone directories are often sparse and incomplete, and most lookup companies require more than just a name and address to find contact numbers. It may be better to contact the American embassy in the country (if the individual is an American) or a company specializing in missing persons within the borders to help facilitate the search.

Reasons Why Finding a Person May be Impossible

If every road has led to a brick wall thus far, it may be due to several things. First of all, the person might have legally changed his or her name through a government program or might have moved to a foreign country and taken residence in a remote location. Should all previous attempts to find someone fail, contacting a government group or missing persons company may be the best thing to do.


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