The Internet has quickly become such a beautiful tool. People now have the ability to use social networking websites to find relatives they’ve lost contact with.
We all have family members we would like to get back in contact with, but wouldn’t even know where to begin. In the past you needed their name and either an address or a phone number in order to get a hold of them. Not anymore thanks to the Internet.
People change jobs and move around the country quite often, which makes it a little difficult when you need to get in touch with them. If your relative has a very common last name, tracking them down can be an even bigger challenge. You could have a better shot if the last name isn’t common, but it’s not always enough.
There we websites out there dedicating in helping people find a lost family member or relative just by using their name.
You can use Google to search the person’s last name and the lat city they were living in. You can even give work affiliations and networking associations a try. Simply type in your relative’s name into Google and go from there. With a common last name, put a comma and add their last job or any type of association they belong to. Companies and associations will have a website so if they’ve worked there, they should be on the website. You can even set up a Google alert so that every time new information about that search comes up, you’ll get an e-mail notification about it.
Utilize social networking websites; they’re here to help find lost family members. Flickr is a website where people post images and use names as a tag. If your relative posted a photo or someone else posted one of them, you can find their picture on there. If an image pops up, contact the person who uploaded the photo. They might be able to give you information about finding and contacting your relative.
Take advantage of what the Internet has to offer in finding your lost family member.