Find a lost friend
In a nutshell-“Locating lost friends” is what we do!
Do you not sometimes stop, and wonder after so many years have passed, how their lives turned out? Are they in good health, contented, and how have they changed both physically and mentally?
Would you recognise them today?
Often we have discovered they are much closer to you than one might expect. Maybe in fact unknowingly you pass them in the street each day.
On a more sombre note, they may no longer be with us anymore.
They could be living 12000 miles away, or equally just around the corner. But with 60 million people living in the UK tracing them is a formidable task. To add to the conundrum most lost friends (of the female genre) have since changed their surname.
Many of our enquirers expressed deep regrets about losing touch with a once very dear friend. Especially when the break-up was attributed to them.
As old age beckons the desire becomes overwhelming. To just once more, give them a Hug, and Say Sorry.
Here below is a nice story that we were recently involved in.
We assist you in the task to find a lost friend. Helping you reconnect to someone you lost touch with long ago. We provide deep, historical, and often protracted time-consuming people tracing service.
Not to be confused with numerous websites offering “same day” quickie type searches. Which needs an address no more than 5 years old.
Conversely instead of same-day quickie searches our “find a lost friend” searches go back decades. Indeed often as far back as the ’50s ’60s and ’70s. Involving numerous checks and cross-checks. Historical archive searches, births, marriage, divorces, ships passenger lists, death certificates, to name but a few.
To find a long lost friend is a niche skill which, to be frank, very few people possess. As well as the knowledge and experience to comb the records in a logical order, and applying lateral thinking. As well as certain little known professionally used tricks in order to produce the desired result. Using our experience can save a huge amount of time, frustration, and effort. Basically we know how to circumvent most of the dead-ends.
People Finder UK is our specialty.
To find your lost friend, a lost love, or childhood sweetheart is for us-is a very heartening and worthwhile pursuit.
What drives us on? For sure one of our main motivators is that inexorable-‘ticking clock.’ Quite often we see the opportunity of rekindling cruelly foiled by “our enemy”-the passage of time’.
We recently read in a regional newspaper a lovely article see here
It described the plight of an elderly gentleman age 78 who was hoping to find a lost sweetheart named Joyce.
He last had contact back in 1958 whilst serving in the British Army in Singapore. She was a nurse in Royal Army Medical Corp.
The gentleman from Cambridge named Frank said he “had never ever given up” seeking ‘Joyce.’ The very beautiful, pretty, and caring young nurse who originated from Plymouth Stating: “I have tried many times over the years to find her, exhausted numerous search engines but have been unsuccessful. So I decided to write to you, via Plymouth Live. We set about trying to find her and actually succeeded. To be honest it wasn’t a particularly challenging case.
Update here! We notified the newspaper we had in fact found Joyce. But prior to that they were actually in touch with each other- sadly-(just before she died) This came about due to a reader who knew Joyce responding to the article. In our opinion it’s bittersweet news. Yes, they did see each other again, but….. If either us or any other professional people tracers had taken up the case earlier, they could have spent much longer together.
As the years roll by,- from time to time many of us just stop and wonder whatever happened to that once very special person? The one who once touched your life in such a positive, and memorable way. Where are they now today? The person who even after so many years has elapsed still remains indelibly etched into your memory. Probably until you eventually leave this earth.
Being seasoned people tracing veterans (since 1962) read more on us we have wise old- heads in this “person tracing” department.”
The acquired and priceless knowledge gained over the years enables us quite often to know precisely” where to look”. This does perhaps sometimes gives us an edge.
Realistically, of course, there will always be some setbacks along the way. However, we are programmed to go again. To us “giving up” is unthinkable.
Here we describe more-on what we are about.
Reconnecting lost friends with an overview.
Let us begin by saying its very much a joint operation. Together we embark on the journey ‘bouncing thoughts and elements’ off each other. Delving deep into your past, in order to help reunite you with that very special person. We do the ‘legwork’ and you help fill in some of the blanks.
People Search is quite varied and complex:-
It may surprise you to know that much of our efforts are not on social media or indeed other online stuff. Actually, to deliver a successful outcome usually involves a substantial amount of old-fashioned “ Mr. Plod” style foot-soldier investigations. This is the category we come into. We are probably one of the few people tracers out there who can work off NO previous address.
When it comes to the people finding business, digital online is far from the magical panacea people assume and expect. There are still huge gaps to be filled in.
Very limited scope. You have the person’s name but the software cant establish if you have the correct one. It cannot back-track track over the decades to establish the history and if you found the right one. Also, it does not cover names of spouses, name changes (Birth, deed poll or divorce) death record, dates between address, etc.
In addition, unless you know how it works it’s quite difficult to know which search button to press.
Facebook (on its own) rarely provides the specific person we are seeking. It simply throws up hundreds of “maybes” to wade through.
Having said that-Facebook does effectively supplements the information we already have. Giving us valuable access to other family members. Perhaps a son/daughter who can often unlock the puzzle.
Anything from one day to 6 months. On average working solidly-one day! The longer cases we work voluntarily on them -without pay.
As a brief description of what’s often involved, here are the basics of what we do. Check and crosscheck: Did they ever marry, are they still with the same person? Were there any children, grandchildren? We look at name changes, Ship and Plane passenger lists, to establish if they emigrated, remarried, divorces. We check and cross-check any siblings, parents and any other family links.
Take a look at some of our actual case studies to gain an idea of what is involved in people finder searches click here
Often taking literally endless hours spent on painstaking data checking. Then cross-checking, again and again, eliminating many false-starts.
If that doesn’t work we start again- and see if we missed anything. Going forward, backward, sideways, or turning it all upside down!
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Creative thinking we excel at.
We are often congratulated on our creative and lateral thinking This is due to mainly our founder ‘John’s’ long experience in genealogy. A history dating back to the 1960s. We find many of our breakthroughs are due entirely to his creative thinking.
One particular people search case highlights this:-
Having spent on-and-off more than 2 years investigating/researching one particular case TBH, even we were about to give up! Having already exhausted every single route, with not so much as a glimpse of a break-through.
The vital missing link was a ‘time period’-one which needed to be pretty precise.
Basically and crucial to the search the client just could not remember the exact year when he first met the lady in question.
Prompted by us further he recalled that when they first met – significantly’ he had just bought a rather flashy new car. Which at the time was his pride and joy. Actually the car in question was a Ford Corsair and to this day he remembers the car registration number.
We suggested he contact the DVLA archives to find out exactly from when- to -when- he actually owned that car….VOILA!!
Now armed with this information enabled us to find her. In short, having the actual year provided us the crucial link we needed.
Here we have produced a blog on the emotion and feelings behind someone searching to reconnect with that special friend Its aptly entitled Nostalgia and pining towards the past. HOPE WE HAVEN’T BORED YOU TOO MUCH!
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