Welcome to our dedicated find a Lost Friend website. What better way to begin than by featuring: Violet, Dena, and Shirley.
To read the story with short video clip click here
Tracing a long lost friend and reflecting upon the past.
Many of us sometimes stop and wonder how life turned out – for a long lost friend.
Let’s ask ourselves- If I do happen to find my long lost friend where do I go from there?
After the initial euphoria of meeting up again is over, there might come a host of questions:- Are they married, divorced, single, poor or affluent, widow/widower. Good health, bad health, contented?
To recall some events you once shared back- in- the- day. From then on, its down to the both of you!
Intriguingly, you will have an opportunity to see how much they have changed… physically, mentally, philosophically. Curiosity is always at a premium here.
What about after 40 years have elapsed
Since you last met- Do you feel self-confident enough in your appearance, to take this leap?
Especially the powerful traits of, personal vanity, self-doubt, and insecurities come under the spotlight.
more so, if you are planning to meet up again with a long lost lover. If alternatively, it’s an old pal from the same-sex then no big deal.
Unfortunately and understandably, you might be feeling a bit on edge. More so, if you are reconnecting with a long lost love. Making you feel you may have not aged so well as they did!
Although something neither you or they might admit to. Vanity can be a stumbling block.
You are, of course, both eager to see how much the other person’s appearance might have changed. Self-consciousness is a powerful force.
It can bring on a panic attack. Especially when you are anxious not to spoil those special memories.
If for example, one has gained a lot in weight, thinner hair, drooping face, and eyebags etc, many prefer not to spoil the memory image.
So, then the reconnection may never take place. Sadly, purely and simply down to vanity. Of course if then they do not respond, you will never know the real reason why they never responded to you.
To find a lost friend is usually not an easy task. Especially with more than 60 million people living in the UK.
We liken it to, searching for that proverbial: “needle in the haystack”. Your missing friend could be living just around the corner, or equally, some 12000 miles away.
To add to the conundrum most “lost friends” at least (of the female genre) have on at least on one occasion changed their surname.
When approaching the task of a people search you need a clear head. Indeed, it’s mainly about applying logic and common sense. In theory, anyone can become a people finder There are no formal qualifications.
However, the Internet and social media have lulled people into thinking its a simple 5-minute job. Just make a few keyboard clicks, here, and there and Voila! Hmmmm…..
In case you are wondering, no,….we don’t charge by the hour! Click here for our charges:https://friendsreconnected.co.uk/trace-a-lost-friend-uk/
Further down the page are some pointers for people who may wish to undertake a people trace independently.
Here is some feedback from a typical client:- “Thanks for enabling me to make peace with my long lost sweetheart. The guilt and shame at my bad behaviour have never left me.
Today if at all possible, many of our enquirers want to grab that unexpected second chance to put it right. Despite being fully aware they might well be on the receiving end a rebuff. To find a lost friend. Yep…the clock is ticking.
If the relationship was once of a romantic nature, people often tell us they wish to tell their lost friend “what an idiot they were “to let them go.
Although, accepting after 40 years have elapsed you just cannot simply resume where you left off- that is passe!
Our searches are unlike most others. We “dig as far back as the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s.
Apart from one or two others, such as “Finder Monkey” they are mainly digital tracers. Most require a full name and address within the last 5 years.
In contrast, we as per norm: carrying out endless checks and cross-checks. Conducting historical archive searches, births, marriage, divorces, ships passenger lists, death certificates, to name but a few.
Not essential, but a professional people finder possesses the knowledge, experience, lateral thinking, and crucially knowing where to look. Thus circumventing most of the dead-ends.
People Search are also quite varied, and complex:-
It may surprise you to know much of our efforts are not on social media, Instead, involving a substantial amount of old-fashioned “Mr Plod” style foot-soldier investigations.
What about Various software?
Very limited scope. Yes, you may have the person’s name but the software throws up more question than answers.
Does effectively supplements the information you might already have. Giving valuable access to other family members. Perhaps a son/daughter who very often can unlock the puzzle.
Anything from one day, to 6 months. On average working solidly- it’s three days. If that surprises you take a look at some of our actual case studies. This way, you can gain an idea as to what is involved in people finder searches click here
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Creative thinking we excel at. Good luck!
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