Find a Long Lost Friend or Acquaintance in UK
Find An Old Friend UK
I need to find an old friend UK. Back to the 1960s? We have in recent times experienced a sharp increase in the number of people especially those age 60 +,who are quite earnestly, seeking to reconnect with an old flame/lover o old friend. This could be someone from school, youth clubs, work, military service, and many other other cases.
How do you go about finding an old friend?
- We suggest begin with the Salvation Army. They are a highly respected charity, who will give you an honest assessment as to whether or not your search is genuinely feasible.
- Facebook Do it yourself by searching Facebook and various other internet mediums for seeking out old friends. However facebook despite its popularity, when seeking old friends often leads to failure. This is due proimarily it not eabeing easy to minimise your search. Even when searching quite unusual surnames we find throughout the world there are often hundreds of them!…..which one is it?
- Online commercial search companies. Interestingly we note many make reassuring -promises of 90% + success rates. This sounds great until they quote a price of 25 quid…Hmmmm.
To explain if you have a full name and an address within the last 5 years-yes, its easy. Just search some easy to use basic software and it comes up. By all means give it a go!
To find an old friend. What do we do and how is it different?
Unashamedly We use mainly 1960s research techniques. Our searches delve deep into the distant past and where frankly todays software would prove useless. Spending time in dusty old local public library archives, or indeed knocking on doors.
We search for people who are today in their 60’s, 70’s and in some cases 80’s. Often not on the internet, numerous address changes, females remarried, widows, name changes, etc. So, often here, the focus is not on finding the individual directly, but via a relative.
This involves sometimes returning to where the individual was born. Checking on if there any brother, sisters, and if so, where they are today. Or Maybe an uncle or aunt. Often these relatives have provided the vital key to success.
Much of this info we can access via births, marriages registers etc. but only via the British library and we must register to peruse it. Data protection has made things much tougher.
What does the future hold for what we do?
I would say in 20 years time maybe less, this type of research will be more or less extinct. Why?? …..because, by then nobody will lose contact with those people they wish to remain in contact with.
To explain: An e mail will remain with a person for life. A facebook page rarely changes. Therefore any friends old or new can contact you in 10 seconds. So find a friend will be virtually extinct.
To find an old friend uk is something we really like to get to work on. Maybe one day we will hear from you.