About our team

Friends Reconnected Team

John our veteran founder age 73, has spent many years in fact (since 1962) applying- inquisitive thinking, tireless research, and a solid resolve and determined passion in seeing long lost people reunited. All we would mention on a voluntary basis.

His experience and unassuming modesty demonstates a genuine sincere and ethical people finder expert.

Ably assisted by his wife (Libby) and son (Paul). Both of whom support John in people finding

Although often praised John quickly points out he is not some kind of a miracle worker. There are limits as to what can be delivered. If it’s going to prove virtually impossible, he will tell you frankly from the outset.

Although in contradiction”really” virtually anyone can eventually be found.

But set agaisnt this is the cost to consider. One or two cases have actually taken in excess of -on-and-off-THREE years!

John also believes in the importance of collaborating with other people and other people finder agencies. Especially when specific expertise is required, for example areas where valuable local knowledge is critical or when the person is tracked abroad.

Ironically he is affectionately known in some quarters as- the “silver fox”. He’s been academically engaged in genealogy for the last 55 years.

During this time, successfully reconnected numerous lost family members, long lost friends, and traced down lost but not forgotten sweethearts.

John says:- “Our Lost friend finding service- brings to us a wonderful challenge each, and every time.

Which luckily we never tire of. I have been fascinated with the task of people finding ever since I was a teenager”.

His journey began by visiting the local reference library and browsing through who’s -who- lists.

He recalls spending endless hours in magnificent old Gothic style buildings with creaking old oak staircases. Encountering many stern librarians, who would quickly hiss at you if you made too much noise for their liking.

Cherished memories of elegant reading rooms, quill pens, and the customary ornate wall clock.

Staring at long lists of names and street addresses something which never bored him.

In fact, he always found the challenge of searching for a person very invigorating.”

John’s days spent n the library reference section began at around age 12 (1958 ish).

In those days it began by trying to establish the real names of his favorite novelist who at that time was: “Roderic Graeme”.

Like many authors in those days, he used a non-de -plume Pseudonym name.

Eventually, John unraveled what was his real name. It came about by chance coming across an Almanac which gave the listing of all artists and writers.

John wanted to write to his favorite “Roderic” and from the almanac and local voters list he managed to “crack” it. Although this might seem simple and a logical route, at the time as stated John- was only age 12.

From those early beginnings and modest successes all those years ago, John continues to this day (time permitting) in assisting others in finding lost friends.

Today his reputation precedes him. Highly respected and sought after within the ‘people finder’ community.

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