UK People Finder services across the entire UK
UK people finder. Finding old friends absent pals an ex-love, or indeed a first love, that’s what we do across the entire country. Extending further to the Republic of Ireland and beyond.
It could be perhaps searching for an old mate, or a staunch trusted and devoted old friend, someone lost through the trickling sands of time.
Trace an ex-girl/boyfriend or former school teacher.
UK People Finder are not in any way private detectives, debtor chasers, Bailiffs, or anything of a forensic nature.
Our person tracing services are non-hostile and designed purely to reconnect you with an old friend from the past. Our people finding service offers a gentle touch.
Looking for a teenage first romance
Finding people within the UK is what we are primarily focused on. Reconnecting you to people or friends who for whatever reason you lost touch with.
People lost along the way in your life. Those who for a wide variety of reasons somehow became disconnected.
Looking for old school friends
Or maybe other children whom you grew up with. Your Youth era, Work, College/University, Armed Forces, Former Boy/Girl friends-Old Flames. Also, very popular are enquiries from ex-pat requesting us to help them find an old flame.
Very nostalgic, to be sitting on some exotic beach and remembering growing up in Scunthorpe some 50 years ago. (No offence intended to Scunthorpe)
Also, many people approach us from within the U.K. seeking to reconnect with a teenage boy/girlfriend who came to the UK many years ago as a visitor.
Perhaps they were a holidaymaker or an Au pair for example
Below is a story of a love story that began in 1961. A lovely young Swedish lady on her first visit to England. A lovely story: Story Of My Lost Darling | From Sweden
Obviously, the motives to reach out again after 50 years might seem to a younger person bizarre, baffling, and unreal fantasy world.
Especially when the motives can be merely no more than to just say hello again, and ask how has life has been for them? For many of our senior citizens, this is a very important aspect of their life today.
They are a very determined bunch! Even though on the face of it (and we warn them) the task seems virtually impossible, they still say, press-on.
Indeed, the more obstacles placed in their way the more determined they become. Which is lovely, demonstrating a good heart!
Especially urged on with the inexorably ticking of the father time clock
It does in some cases becomes quite obsessional with some people to get on with it, and now! That is despite us often trying our very best efforts to dissuade them from doing it.
What does the future hold for People Tracing UK?
In our view, in years to come, we shall become more or less redundant.
In contrast, from 50 years ago (non-digital age) people nowadays early on, exchange emails, Facebook, and or mobile phone numbers. This data is permanent and portable, remaining with you forever.
Even if a mobile phone number changes, you have the backup of Facebook or emails, where your personal ID rarely changes. There will be of course some isolated cases, but not so often.
Let’s take a brief look at how we go about it.
The trick with people tracing is to know precisely where to start. One would think with the amount of today’s technology at our disposal it would be quite easy to trace people. But many people quickly find themselves running into dead ends.
Doing the job yourself.
Searching for people has recently become more popular, especially tracing genealogies. You can use the national archives register as a starting point. Or another great source of information is parish registers, many dating back hundreds of years. Their records are usually immaculate.
We’ve discovered when conducting people tracing – proper preparation is crucial.
If you strike lucky, the research can be conducted solely from the comfort of home. Just by using the internet, telephone, and/or mailing. If only it was always that easy!
Although Facebook has its perks for people tracing, the problem is when you type in for instance “Frederick Smith”, you will be staring at possibly hundreds of profiles with the same name from all over the world.
So where do you start, which one? Also, many search strings on Facebook are not searchable. Plus, if the person doesn’t add you as a friend, there is only limited information available about them for you to go on. We have discovered many people register on Facebook and then never use it.
There are numerous outlets you can use, and you might find you happen to hit the jackpot. But bearing in mind you need to prepare yourself for endless hours of combing through local libraries for address listing from 5o years and then knowing what to do with the date…good luck!
Often to progress a case we need to visit the central archive held in the British Library in London,-that’s quite a day out! We could go on but don’t want to bore you.
If you do employ a professional and bearing in mind the average trace takes about 30 hours to complete it’s going to cost a bit more than 10 quid.