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Finding a Lost Friend in England

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Find a childhood sweetheart, first love, lost love, old-school friend, an old friend, national service buddy, or maybe that favourite school teacher. Are you missing that long-lost friend from way back.? What about that lovely young lady shown below? Someone owes her an apology-right? Let’s go find her!

We regularly perform the impossible. Miracles take us just a bit longer!

People Finder UK

1980s.Harlesden North London. David and Tina.

Tina from Hemel Hempstead asked us to find David. 3 weeks later we managed to find him living in Australia. (We will not bore you with all the difficulties of how challenging the search was)-but suffice to say it was) Message from Tina: We spoke for ages, laughed, cried, and spoke truths. I will never be able to thank you enough John. You have changed our lives immensely. Wow. You’re like an Angel that dropped out of Heaven for a while. I’ve had my miracle delivered to me, incredible. There are no words to describe what you brought to both our worlds. Love, Tina. Note: The lovely Tina is coming to work with us. You can contact her here.

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John thanks for all you did for my Mum. Love, Loraine.

John is an absolute star! Worked for (30 hours) to help my elderly Mum find her old friend Betty. Sadly Betty had passed away. John with good grace unexpectedly waived the second part of his fee. Loraine Elvin. Swanscombe, Kent

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Germany, 1966. Spandau “Smuts Barracks”- Berlin.

Greetings from Germany. In 1966 I met David a young British soldier based at Smuts Barracks Berlin. I often wondered how life had treated him. John, having read of your exceptional reputation in people tracing I felt you would find him and you did! Now living in Kent.  Maglies Glies Berlin. They are now in contact. Footnote: John and Maglies have also remained in touch. Communicating on average 2-3 times per week. John says they usually talk about putting the world to right!! Plus the EU!

Two Childhood Sweethearts-back to 1948. John’s WW2 knowledge helped!

David asked us to find Vivienne his childhood sweetheart. They first met as 5-year-olds back in 1948 at the local primary school in the North East. Although puzzlingly she was born in St. Albans. Answer: Dad during WW2 was requisitioned to work at the legendary De Havilland Mosquito factory near St. Albans. Click here for the Link to the story.

Yes, now at age 80-We found his Vivienne.  Message from David.: Phoned Vivienne and we agreed to meet when she comes to Newcastle in 3 weeks. John, Thanks for making two people so very happy. Best, Dave. For other stories click- this link

1968. USA-UK Story of Maureen and John.

This is a personal story featuring John –our very own researcher John. In 1968, by calling from a public box he managed to persuade the captain of a Detroit-bound Pan-Am Boeing 707, to wait on the tarmac at Heathrow just for Maureen.

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cca. 1967 Maureen, originally from Luton, emigrated to the USA. During the summer of 1968, she made a return family visit. There she met John, and they spent 3 months going everywhere together. She returned to the USA and lost touch. Sadly they never saw each other again. Around 2012 John had an urge to reconnect with Maureen once again. John then set about the task of finding her. He had an address in Michigan from 1968, her maiden name, and 300 million people to sift through. Yes, he found her and they kept in touch via Facebook. 2023, a sad ending!! click here  

Luton School days—Australia -Andalucia. John, we cannot thank you enough for being instrumental in making this happen for us. John showed a friendly but very thorough approach with questions on background history. Although after 40 years data was scarce. I had her maiden name, the name of the school we both attended in Luton. I recalled her father was an airline pilot,  John miraculously- (surname had changed to wait for it: …..“Smlth!! Undeterred John eventually found her living alone in Andalucia. They immediately clicked and those intervening 40 years jor so, just faded away.

Update.It’s now been a year and all is going well. and communicating every day.

Update!! January 2024. They finally reunited in Australia. ALL went very well indeed and plans are afoot for them to become an item..Watch this Space!!Message from David: I promise, like me, you will not regret putting your faith in John, and his team. David.

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(Part 1) Tom/Tomek From Poland-Story: . 57 years later – some task. John, can you find Elaine? 

By chance, in 1964 we met at a caravan park dance in Point Clear Bay nr. Clacton-on-Sea. She was a Londoner holidaying with her parents – I was a visiting student from Poland. We were both 18 – We fell in love. A year later she visited me in Poland. Then in 1966, I revisited her in England. We’d lost touch over the years and recently, quite by chance I glanced at our picture together and memories came flooding in. I just had to try and find herI opted for John’s highly acclaimed Friends Reconnected services – My God what a challenge I gave him. Firstly, and unbeknown to me she always used her middle name as her first name. It meant all the searches GRO etc. threw up blanks. Despite this and other serious setbacks – he never gave up. Finally after many hours including working an entire weekend of 2 x 13-hour stints and numerous back-and-forth emails- he found her! But devastatingly he discovered Elaine passed away in 2017. A very sad outcome indeed. John genuinely seemed as upset as I was. Magnanimously he refused my offer of any additional payment! Thanks for everything John we stay in touch! There is more on Tomas in the opposite box in light blue colour.


(Part 2) Tom/Tomek & Elaine 

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Hi John, Elaine didn’t let me sleep, so here goes. I think I was meant to search for her and John was meant to find her. She didn’t want to be forgotten on Earth and in this way, she will not only outlive us both. At the same time staying as young and beautiful as when we’d met. I am not spiritual or crazy, but I had one other related experience a few years ago. I was researching a history of a Polish personality, who was very popular in Poland before the war and in the UK he did have some popularity, but among the older Polish refugees. He had a beautiful American wife, who graced the Columbia Pictures logos of their films. His name and works ( he composed over 3000 songs and verses) have faded away with the younger generation. So I decided to organise a concert dedicated to him and his wife. And it also went so “easily” with everyone involved so eager to be part of the endeavour. Now they are remembered and also on the Internet with some surprising results. Very well done John – thank you on Elaine’s behalf. Note: John discovered that Elaine “never” married! Very profound! Note: John and Tom remain in regular contact.

Dear John. I see from the dates that it was three years ago that you set out to find Cecil for me which you did very satisfactorily!  Cecil and I speak of you often and with gratitude. Since meeting u we have not looked back. since. Happy and fallen in love all over again. For sure it wouldn’t have happened without your help. …June and Cecil. names redacted.(Note they first met during the 1950s) 

Ralph in Vancouver, Canada  Thanks to John and his team – I found the lost love of my life again. After 18 years apart John managed it, after I tried and failed on numerous occasions. It was a big gamble with me being in Canada, and her living in the UK. Thanks to John being the catalyst I am now in regular touch with my twin spiritual flame. I couldn’t be more grateful-Heavenly thanks to people like John. Give him a go if you are truly missing someone in your life.

Quote: It takes a minute to have a crush on someone. An hour to like someone and a day to love someone… but it takes forever to forget someone.

Meet the team:

Introducing John our guiding light? Also, Libby, his Czech-born wife of 54 years.

People finder UK and beyond. We are honoured to have John at the helm, age 78 years- young! Yes, you read that right 78! He will be the one taking care of your case. In the past, in 1966 John worked on the production line at Vauxhall Motors, Luton. I968 he worked in London as a minicab driver for a guy who previously managed one of the Kray twin clubs in the East End. His name was Wally Garelick. John said he was a most charming likeable guy!! More on John: click here.

John asked us to advise he is currently undergoing radical radiotherapy for prostate cancer, at the Mount Vernon Centre. This involves daily sessions that leave him feeling quite tired. He continues to work with his customary determination and aplomb. But each case is taking a bit longer!

Libby now age 74 is John’s and our right-hand person. Libby helps him with every case. To read more on both see below.

John (1970) Prague. Marrying Libby his Czech-born wife.
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1976. Libby enjoyed an illustrious career as an Air Stewardess with Court Line

Libby, in between squeezed in a spell as a Playboy Bunny in Park Lane. Yes, she met Hugh Helfner!

Below is an image of John and his staff when he opened his 2nd Estate Agency in Luton in 1978 ish, along with special guest Luton Town F.C. and England international Brian Stein.

UK Ex-Pats living in USA or USA Ex-Pats in England

Later, Libby reinvented herself to become a plastic surgery guru.

From 1996-2014 she coordinated over 30,000 UK patients on their journey to her home city of Prague for cosmetic surgery. Twice featured on national TV, Fox and NBC. There are some clips of her TV appearances if anyone might be interested..See website

John between 2010-2015 Ran and operated: Below 2012 John took a party of UK Vets on a return visit to Arnhem. John also covered River Kwai, and Berlin.

Friends Reunited UK people finders

Find your past is what we do

A few words about John from Percy Wiseman, Braintree Essex. ‘Having known John since childhood, I can say he is 100% the most honest, decent, caring and kindest person I have ever met. Here is an example: One day we were driving through Luton. All of a sudden John slammed on the brakes and leapt out of his car. He approached this rather elderly and somewhat unkempt frail gentleman clutching a battered Sainsbury’s carrier bag battling with the strong winds. The next thing he was sitting in John’s car. John noticed on his blazer that he was wearing the Burma Star badge-The story continues by clicking here

Reconnecting long lost-mates

We are renowned people tracers who have roots dating back to the mid-1960s. No, not a misprint John, our honorary primary researcher has undertaken such tasks since 1965. Often working off the most minimal and flimsy background information. So, do not despair, even if you have a feeling the case is hopeless.-we might surprise you. In any event, it costs nothing to ask us! That way you can never reproach yourself, you did not at least give it a go!

Reconnecting lost relatives

We share your frustration when hitting so many brick walls when attempting to reconnect with an absent relative. We know from experience it takes a huge amount of time, effort, and overcoming setbacks before achieving a result. Many of our traces incidentally relate to inheritance issues.

Reconnecting long-lost friends

Are you now perhaps entering your 6th, 7th or even 8th decade? Do you often find yourself wondering what happened to all those lost friends? For example, where on earth are they all today? How are they getting on, health, family and financial? Are they happy, who are they living with? Living alone and most importantly – are they still alive? If you are ready to embark on finding that special friend from yesteryear,! Why not see if we can assist you? It costs nothing to ask.

Reconnecting ex-school friends

Do you remember some of those distant events and special times you shared with ex-school friends? With the assistance of our team, you can reconnect with those enduring and special old-school friends, once again. Rekindling so many fond memories-the good and the bad!

Reconnecting a lost sweetheart

All of us harbour memories of that very special first sweetheart in your life. That someone we felt would be the one we would live with forever. Wouldn’t it be lovely to be able to reunite you once again? Of course we can’t predict the outcome as people move on! But there is only one way to find out! Why not at least ask us if it is doable?

Searching for an old flame

Are you curious to know what happened to that special old flame? Maybe a first love, childhood sweetheart or the one that got away! Friends Reconnected Team possesses more than 60 years of experience in this particular field. No matter how old both of you are today, it’s still very much worthwhile.

We at Friends Reconnected truly revere and enjoy reconnecting with the past. One thing we have learned is that people are quickly forgotten forever. Life is inevitably about today, tomorrow, and the future. Whereas conversely we of the yesteryear generation, are often abandoned and are quickly totally forgotten. Sadly apart from family, nobody is likely to remember you.

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Having received all the background information you can provide us with. We then conduct a free research appraisal as to the viability of your case.

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We are quite discerning about any cases we take on. If we feel your case is a lost cause we won’t play on your emotions. Instead, we shall politely decline the case.

These videos will plunge you into nostalgia and lift the romantic mood of meeting the past

A moving story which reduced us to tears. D-Day Veteran reunites with his French Lady friend after 75 years. We frequently replay this inspirational story. It keeps us going!

A haunting 1965 classic sung by Jackie Trent. Written by Tony Hatch: Where Are You Now My Love’ To people everywhere who loved- and lost. A spine-chilling acting performance from Ann Lynn.

 Find my past is what we do

1954 Saturday Morning Flicks. Where are these three rascals today? To be able to find them once again!!.. Shall we?

In a nutshell, we find lost friends in a variety of capacities. It could be a lost school best friend. Or one from those distant memories. For example, arriving first day together at primary school. the one whom you shone a buttercup under their chin. Or through to seniors and college, or Uni. In essence: right across the spectrum.Maybe a special old friend, boy or girlfriend, or a teenage sweetheart, whom you lost somewhere along the way. Our clients seem to like our service click here: testimonials section.

When can we begin the search for your old friend?

Usually within 2 weeks of your instruction. We have an unusual policy here. We strictly limit our searches to just one case at a time.

What are the chances to Find My Lost Friend? -Am I too old-left it too late? You ask the question?

Every day we receive similar requests: ‘I want to find my long sweetheart, old friend’ school. Experience shows there is a high chance your lost friend or lost love is still out there somewhere. Here is an extract from a recent enquiry: “.I am a young 75-year-old pining over a lost loved one they just can’t forget. The one that I foolishly let slip away!” For us, it’s like being in the last chance saloon! We love them!

What about finding my long-lost friend if they have moved abroad?

We have found people in the USA, Canada, Germany, Italy, Andalusia, Australia, the Dominican Republic, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and an astonishing one in India. Read this fascinating story here. Some of these searches are off-the-radar challenging. But they do of course incur higher costs.

What are the success/failure rates of searching for an old friend?

Well, firstly, let’s say here and now we could tell you anything. But here is how it goes! (1) Success in finding the current location of your lost friend (if still living in the UK) is around 95%. (2) what % are still alive? =98%. (3) What % of people respond to you making contact with them? We have 2 categories here: (3a)– Platonic friends- 99% positive outcome. (3b) Romantic connections lost love-70% this is the tricky one. Why? Usually when there was a break-up with elements of acrimony. We find that the female gender can be very unforgiving. But if today they are living alone some might bury the hatchet. (4) They are living with their current spouse/partner and don’t want to upset the apple cart. However, in many other cases, their spouse/partner is quite ok and often encourages them to reconnect.

Hidden and unexpected explanation as to why some lost old friend searches fail?

They might simply and for you devastatingly just prefer not to answer your communications. Thus leaving you in the dark and wondering all sorts of things. Did she/he receive the letter? Did a jealous spouse intercept it? Questioning whether or not are we dishonest and gave you duff information…..etc? etc. LASTLY!!! Female vanity. Let’s take your first girlfriend named Carol from Huddersfield last seen in 1966. We managed to find her and immediately she panics. Yes, she would love to reconnect with you. But, today she is unrecognisable from that young girl way back in 1966. Then irrationality, pride, and vanity creep in. But the bottom line is they don’t want/can’t bear to destroy your cherished mental images of the face she owned back in 1966. Yes, we get that!! But if you proceed with the search you should be prepared!

Oh, there is just one more. Sometimes siblings have intercepted the mail and deliberately withheld it for their own selfish financial motives. Let’s say she is age 85 and living alone. With assets including the house of say £750.000. If she then suddenly decided to remarry, automatically 50% of her assets would pass to her new husband instead of her children. All pretty evil….BUT….

Do we sometimes fail?

Yes, we do. Each case is individual, different, complex and with unpredictable outcomes. We truthfully, morally, and with integrity, state we go no further than offering our best endeavours. We do not use gimmicky adjectives or sugarcoat the task ahead. We often read of offers such as: simple as ABC and success in 7 days. To be honest each case takes us up to 30 hours plus!

Searching For A Lost Friend | Time is running out

Sadly today for us oldies (including me John) reconnecting with an old pal or a first love is becoming a race against the clock. Some days we can be quite impervious and indifferent about it. On others, the urgency is desperate it’s forever re-emerging. In any event either way it never leaves you.

What triggers that urge and a strong desire to find your old friend from the past?

For me (John) it is for example: when I am driving past my old primary school. I see it’s still there, but then it’s all surreal, I really can’t believe that it was I who attended that same school some over 70 plus years ago. It’s still there but I am not. What about all those pupils who attended at the same time? Lost forever? Not so, if we have anything to do with it.

Without fail, a lovely and warm feeling envelopes me every time I drive by. I think of all those (mostly) lovely teachers. I am saddened to think that today none of them are any longer with us. I want to reach out and shake the hand of every one of them. To thank them for all they did for me. Many were WW11 veterans: Marines, Bomber Command, WAAF’s, D-Day,-veterans…..what an honour to have been in their midst. God bless them all. Whenever I return to my old school I find it difficult to leave. Of course, there were some bad memories too which I prefer to forget.

Revisiting that first house where in 1950 I lived with my parents. I get the same warm feeling whenever I revisit the location where I was brought up. Seeing our old house! Yes, It’s still there, but not my Mum and Dad in it. All of our neighbours have gone too!!. But then again it was 1952… Ah. the memories. I want to say hello once again to all of those old lost friends and neighbours. Right now. today! The overarching message here is Don’t hesitate, JUST DO IT!!!!

Finding a person by their name in the UK.

How long does it take on average to conclude a search?

From our experience –cca.30 hours. You will find more about how the time is taken up by reading through our website. On rare occasions, it ran into many months.

Why don’t you publish your success rates as a percentage?

Quite pointless. How can we prove it? You would need access to all our files to corroborate it. Which contravenes data protection rules. The fact is we could tell you anything! Frankly, either you trust us or you don’t-we accept that. 

most of your competitors appears a bit coy about covering-failure rates?

We are not. Yes, for sure there have been some. We warn every potential client of this possible outcome. It would insult your intelligence to boast a 100% success rate. We don’t claim to be the best or anything like that. But in answer directly to the question we only ever had 3 failures. 

Why for some people is it so important to find a lost friend?

Regret and shame over their poor behaviour often play a part. Albeit say 50 years ago. Advancing years can sometimes reawaken some dormant wild and reckless thoughts from a misspent youth. At say age 85 we often hear: “Please help me at all costs in finding my lost darling?” Yes, true love does endure. I would do anything to find him/her if only to once again just squeeze her hand and give her a big kiss. Many of these people today are now in their 80s. Sadly often without one single friend or relative still alive. I just want to look them in the eye once more and say: that despite everything I do still love you.  We had two very sad cases recently where the persons involved had been diagnosed with terminal illnesses. For them the desire to reconnect just one more time was totally off the radar!! On both occasions and with a heavy heart, we managed to reconnect them both.

Who are our clients? 

They come from right across the board. But we do seem to attract a high number from the older generations. Especially the so-called “baby-boomer” era. Many see it as a mission with the ticking clock seriously beginning to work against them. 

How and why did you lose contact with your special old friend?

Does this resonate: Sometimes acrimonious-youthful petulance or behaving in a macho way. Or innocuously scribbling her/his address down on a scrap of paper. Then as we have all done in those days rather carelessly lost/misplaced it. No digital technology then, only a scrap of paper.

Who should you use to help find a lost friend?

Searching for that lost special friend or first love should begin in your own capable hands! Click here for our DIY guide.

Or, you can ask us or someone else to find a long-lost friend from school, a teenage friend, a relative, or a lost first love.

But do take into consideration that even we as professionals spend on average 30 hours to conclude each search. We receive several enquiries where they are quite dismissive of what we do. With comments such as: ‘Anyone can find anyone with just a few clicks on the PC’. Unfortunately NO.

What about and other similar portals?

They enable access to UK electoral rolls-great! But…. 70% of UK residents nowadays opt out of appearing on the open register. Plus it’s only updated once per year...just think about that once per year. Or you think you found him/her among 200 others with the same name., or often frustratingly it shows they moved out in 2018. Also with a surname say ‘Smith’ which one is it out of 3000 plus listed? We are not knocking it, but it is a reproduction of the electoral register, which only holds around 70% of,current voters. Moreover, you can’t ask it any questions. it’s passive.

We don’t claim to be the ultimate people searcher (indeed you might find better) but a number of our ex-clients thought so. Take a look at some of our testimonials or click to see some of our heartening thank-you letters

Which age group do most people search for?

Mainly kids who grew up in the 1950s, 1960s 1970s. Many from the so-called “Baby Boomer era.

Indeed we are proud and honoured to serve those who were the children of our greatest generation! It’s a big regret that today we are too late to help most of their parents too! Many today, live alone and without any or few friends, or indeed visitors. Usually, we can find those old friends for them.

We also have many enquiries from older age groups.

Yes, we must not leave this group out. These people are predominantly UK ex-pats mainly from Australia. Seeking either a long-lost classroom chum or a childhood first love crush. Maybe a first love from as far back as the late 40s or early 1950s. Do we find them? Mostly-yes!

Lost Friends. What are considered to be the most challenging cases

Those without a person’s full name thus making the search virtually impossible. Often even with a full name, for example, if it’s David Smith, born, in 1946, in Wandsworth. We see 10,000 people born in that year, and with that name..hmmm! Today probably they no longer live in Wandsworth. moved abroad, changed their name by deed poll, or even in prison. If it’s a female subject there are even more obstacles to overcome. Such as of course usually changing their surname. But we will always take a look for you (FOC)

Finding someone with just a Christian name? This is almost certainly going to fail. Unless you have some compelling linking information. Such as, if you remember a previous address and the approximate year. We can always take a look (FOC)


Overseas People Searches

Our people finder services are not just limited to the UK. We regularly undertake complex people-finder finding lost friends assignments in; GermanyCanada,  Czech Republic-(Libby Johns’s wife-connection) for which we have a special page click here. Not to mention of course the USA, Eire, Norway, Denmark, and Australia. However, being abroad does increase our costs. ASK for a quotation.

Here we feature Marie from Sweden-one of our failures.

Image taken of Marie back in 1961 in Eastbourne. We reckon that today Marie would be age around 78. We have been working on this case. for almost 2 years, The search continues full story here

Find a Lost Friend. Finding the Right People Search Agency. Plus a few words of caution

Be prepared, none will provide a person’s actual current physical address without first being paid!! So…obviously, trust is crucial. Let us be frank, theoretically, you could be given any old address! Have you thought of that? We have NEVER got that one wrong.

Genealogy/tracing portals. Useful, but, Unfortunately, you need to be a professional yourself to know how to use it! Often floundering in no time. Plus it only works linearly thus missing a human touch to make it all work!  Social media portals etc. most of our now elderly clients simply do not use them. And those that do, often struggle to find their way around.

Uniquely Friends Reconnected operates solely on just one single case at a time-only policy. Thus no distraction or loss of focus. This can lead to a delay before we start.

Why do none of our stories ever include a video supporting them?  Or indeed the client’s actual name? Answer: It’s a very touchy subject for many. Consider most of our friends reunited are related to teen first loves or school years romantic crushes from 50-60 years ago. For example, take a client today age 76. All of this happened before any of his/her family were around. Or indeed any of the grandkids were born. The last thing they want today is ridicule and sarcasm from grandkids for example. This equally applies to why we cannot publish the real names of testimonial contributors. 

Alumni sites.Similar to the now-defunct Friends Reunited.  You might get lucky, but the posts made are passive which means there is no pro-action here. Essentially you have to hope he/she has also registered there. If they haven’t then how are they going to find you?  Conversely, you must decide to register that in the million-to-one chance they may find you. Whereas with us, it’s a case of rolling up our sleeves and doing serious work on the case. To us, the concept appears to be full of holes. 

Help to find your lost love!

Why not try DIY and save money by becoming an amateur sleuth? We created a special guidance page for you:

Australia and the United States are countries where we have enjoyed a particularly high level of success. No doubt partly down to the shared written and spoken language. 

To view our dedicated Australia and United States pages the respective links: Australia and the United States

Our United States page focuses on different groups and eras. Covering ex-U.S military service personnel based in England during the 1950s and 60s “cold-war” era. Alconbury, Lakenheath, RAF Chicksands, and Upper Heyford to name but a few. 

As a special feature tribute to the USA friendships forged and the joy of finding lost people, we feature Charlie Brown of the USAAF and his German Luftwaffe counterpart opponent Franz Stigler. Chivalry in the skies. A reconnection that leaves us in its wake! Not to mention green with envy! 

The Australian and New Zealand connection is one way only.

Comprised of British ex-pats wishing to reconnect with usually a childhood friend or first sweetheart from the UK. Special message to our Aussie friends: We would like to express our sadness at the recent deaths of three of your finest  Judith Durham and Olivia Newton-John and of course Barry Humphreys. We shall not forget them around these parts.

Then we have the 1960’s hippie era

The Hippies which coincided with the invasion of many mainly young Americans all eager to immerse themselves into ‘everything England’ during that wild era. Jennifer from Watford, where are you now? David, from Milwaukee! Well, we found his Jennifer!

Trace missing heirs

Recently we added missing beneficiaries and long-lost family members to our repertoire.

We specialise in tracing missing beneficiaries. Our pheir-huntingheir hunting tracer agents will assist you in finding a missing beneficiary. Essentially the estate of someone who has died te. Our team of will beneficiary people tracers and genealogy research experts will take care of this tedious process for you.

tracing missing beneficiaries

Send us an application and we will handle the search

Classrooms Reunited

What we are planning to introduce/offer is something experimental in this field. Focusing on the truly monumental task of finding entire classes of old-school friends from between 50-60 years ago. Specifically, one single class unit of pupils, from one particular school year.


About Us


In this field of expertise, Friends Reconnected is uniquely operated by two senior citizens. Proud to carry a torch as children of the greatest generation. Honoured to make a statement on behalf of the often ignored, unappreciated, overlooked and sidelined scrap-heap generation. 




Free search consultation

A large number of individuals go missing every year. Some are very short term and others much longer. Often over many years. This is why we work with other organisations to cover the whole spectrum and allow you some freedom to explore all avenues open to finding someone for as little cost as possible. Our donation scheme on My Story allows contributors to send in funds to support your case. You can also add details of your missing loved ones to our Help Me Find frames free of charge.

If you are interested in exploring your family tree we also offer a Genealogy service. You may wish to engage us to research your family tree as far back as we can and potentially find living relatives you are linked to today but just don’t know it. We have in-house skills and associates with extensive experience who can research all areas of interest. You may be stuck at what seems like a dead end. Perhaps we can unblock it.

We run basic online genealogy courses for the beginner. Let us know if you are interested in giving us a call. See HELP ME FIND GENEALOGY COURSES on the homepage.

Adoption and Overseas searches by definition are usually longer and can incur a higher level of cost. We will have to work with a recognised intermediary to access your adoption records may have your records or personal information from other sources already but simply cannot locate your loved ones. Start by adding your name to the UK Adoption Contact Register. We can help in all these scenarios.

You may have no information at all about where you come from. You may have been adopted or even abandoned. All is not lost. DNA testing may be the answer. We will work closely with our friends at Ancestry. You take a simple saliva test sent to you in the post. Once results are in they can be used to search extensive databases using your DNA and hopefully connect you to those loved ones you crave to meet. This can be used before we begin a search or after we have exhausted all other avenues. It all depends on your personal and individual story.

We can do other searches for you. See for details.


Please note: GDPR is under review because we are no longer part of the EU. But all traces are fully compliant.


Whilst this is a somewhat morbid topic we feel that this link could be useful However, we have no idea how accurate or updates it is.

Note: Are you receiving Pension credit or similar We have special arrangements for you.


Announcing Exciting New Cooperation Partnership in Germany. Distinguished and renowned Lars Kuhne’ Detective agency. Licensed in Austria, Switzerland, and Lichtenstein.

Need help finding missing relatives?  Initially, your best option would the Salvation Army-click here