View Full Version : OT- Finding lost friends

Sprague M
04-29-2005, 04:35 AM
I have recently been nominated to find a few of our buddies that have gone missing over the years.
Any one had luck with search engines to find people ? I am down to a half dozen that I have no leads on, ie- family, relatives, friends that could help.

Norman Atkinson
04-29-2005, 06:42 AM
Are these your service comrades?
If they are, I have a duty to help.
E-Mail me


04-29-2005, 07:36 AM
Have you tried switchboard.com? That's the people finder I've used to track down authors for our Projects and Metalworking books. Of course, you do have to have a state or zip code, and if you had those, you wouldn't need to do a search... Well, I suppose its worth a shot anyway. Also, yahoo white pages are good.


04-29-2005, 08:19 AM
Sometimes a straight Google search on the name will turn up something. Of course with a common name you'll get a few hundred thousand hits, but if you can put in any kind of qualifier, like maybe a state name or a job title or anything like that, the number may get winnowed down to something reasonable to look through.

Paul Gauthier
04-29-2005, 12:30 PM
I searched for a cousin of mine who I haven't seen since his brother died about 25 years ago, found him at classmates.com.

Paul G.

04-29-2005, 08:49 PM
This is a good one.
A high school buddy from 1956 used it to track me down.

05-02-2005, 11:45 AM