Are you looking for a certain someone? Maybe you are hoping to get in contact with an old friend, lost love or distant relative. Regardless of who you’re looking for or why you want to find them, there are lots of ways to do so absolutely free using the Internet. Let’s first explore what you should have before beginning your search. The best thing you can possibly have is information, as much as possible. Write down everything you know about the person you are looking for. If you know mutual acquaintances, you may be able to get information from them as well.
Once you’ve got all the information about your subject that you can gather, it’s time to begin searching. On sites like Anywho (http://www.anywho.com) Yahoo People Search (http://www.people.yahoo.com) and White Pages (http://www.whitepages.com) you can perform various types of searches including reverse email lookup, name lookup, and address lookup. If the person you’re looking for has information available, it will often come up.
If you’re unable to find the person you’re looking for with free reverse lookups, you may be able to find them through military, college or professional affiliations. For example, http://www.militaryconnections.com is a site that helps you find contact information for military personnel. A hot site for finding college students is http://www.facebook.com. If you know the profession of the person you are looking for, a little searching may lead you to some professional organizations they may belong to. But what if the person you’re looking for didn’t go to college or isn’t in the military?
Classmates (http://www.classmates.com) and Reunion (http://www.reunion.com) are two examples of sites where you can also find people based on what high school they attended. This is a great way to find classmates you attended high school with but have lost touch with over the years. On sites such as these, there are ways to contact old classmates, message boards, and more available for members to use. You’ll find there are different features available to free and paid members.
The Internet makes it easier than ever before to locate someone you haven’t seen or heard from in awhile. If the person you’re looking for has instant messaging or email, you could find yourself conversing with them in minutes after locating their information. Not everyone is going to be easy to find, however some people can be located with one of the many free search options available on the Web.