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Find long Lost Friends

John May 29, 2019 0 Comments
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Find lost friends

People Tracing People finder services. To Find Lost Relatives Or An ex- Sweetheart is it becoming a dying art?

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Tracing lost friends

Is it today, quite easy with the internet?

No, it isn’t! Although digital access means you can conduct much of the research from your armchair. However, at some time during your research, you will probably hit a brick wall.
So, to succeed, you will still need to occasionally revert to old-fashioned methods.

Is tracing lost friends become a dying art?

Yes, and No. However, soon with the rapid progress in digital technology etc. finding an old friend the conventional way will be lost. Checking library records, and old newspapers etc.) will become virtually redundant.

But with social media becoming more sophisticate and widespread- the conventional finding of lost friends will not exist. Actually, instead what will happen is; they will never become a “lost friend” in the first place.
Why do you ask?
Answer: Because in the future, the word:-find long-lost friends will never arise. That is unless one party decides it.
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Ah..the past! London Underground 1957! Mornington Crescent-Maybe!

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What does the future hold?

In future basically: to-find long-lost friends will become an extinct term.

People will have all their contacts from early childhood (as they often do now) will be kept there permanently- forever.
So in future no matter wherever you/they are in the world you are contactable instantly. Social media will one day make finding lost friends a thing of the past. You can be found. And they will not be lost.

Find my old friend

As a piece of information for our younger readers:-Going right back to the early days of the postal service, To maintain links with a friend-. Required a physical postal address, telephone number, or both, (if they had a phone-that is!)
Needless to say, these links were extremely tenuous. Very much relying on either you or your old friend either-from school, work, army, or social staying in the same place.
When contact with an old friend was lost, in most cases it was never intentional or deliberate avoidance. For example, say at the time of moving home, it’s very easy to place your old mate “Jimmy” from school days on the back-burner. Genuinely believing it is something which can be sorted out later.
Also, communications can be disrupted when either/both of you may have moved virtually simultaneously. This neither of your receiving each other’s letters. That is unless your mail was redirected.
Perhaps joining the army and posted abroad. Parents moved when you were still living with them. Or Job posting, marriage or emigrated. Without the internet, Facebook etc. friends were much easier lost.

Seeking lost friends or an old sweetheart from the ’40s ’50s ’60s ’70s and early ’80s?

Can they be found? Very difficult but- deliverable. Indeed, the further back has to go the more we relish the task. We know the clock is ticking loudly,

Finding Lost friends, old pals, or an ex-sweetheart

Especially from the 1940s-1950s is particularly tough.

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Actress Geraldine Fitzgerald holding shutter release as she takes her own photograph. Early days of selfies. The front-runner to digital maybe!

Why are searches for the 1040s and 50 so tough? Without stating the obvious probably a high percentage are no longer with us.
If for example, they were in military service then they may have been killed on active service. This would involve checking old military records.
Or going back further may have been killed due to bombing raids etc. There are a massive number of imponderables here and frankly, without the help of tenacious researchers, it’s pretty much impossible.
Many from this generation who are still alive today may be in a care home. So be prepared for that outcome.

Finding an ex-sweetheart.

Read more on this here:- ex –Ex-Sweet heart Although there are different circumstances here, most of what is described above equally apply when searching for a lost love or an old flame.

However, the main difference here is often sadly one party may not wish to be in touch.  So, be prepared for a rebuff.

How long Before People finding becomes extinct.

Although it may take another 15-20 years before it will happen.
Then apart from the occasional exceptions: old-fashioned style people tracing will become obsolete.
Reasons being, every friend you have will be stored digitally. Thus, no need to rely on keeping postal addresses.
Indeed, future generations (with your permission bequeathed)  may be able to connect with your friends after you are no longer alive.
In the meantime and now If your old friend is still alive we-will have a really ‘good go’ at finding them.      2019 Contact us via phone:- 07561 698 453 or email:

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