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Would it cost alot to find trace someone ????

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Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:41:16

Want to trace an old school friend. Have tried Fr etc but am getting nowhere.

I am a bit wary of sites where you pay to search the electoral role, paud 7 quid the other week and found nowt out.

Ideally i want to search the electoral role (last few years) and marraiges and deaths.

Anyone know of a genuine site that will let me do this and dosesn't cost a fortune ????

Gwenick Sun 02-Jan-05 23:45:10

Don't know of any sites like that - but (may sound wierd I know) have you tried 'googling'?? I've found a couple of old friends like that

If you put the persons name in " "'s - ie "Joe Bloggs" and search UK only and perhaps also add the name of the town you last know she lived in you 'may' find something out.

Perhaps another way - offline - is to write to the local paper whereever it was you went to school with her - they may publish it in their letters section and someone may be able to help??

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:46:06

Thanks Gwenick, will google it now.

SPARKLER1 Sun 02-Jan-05 23:46:17

How about us???? Maybe we might know of someone you are looking for. You never know!

Gwenick Sun 02-Jan-05 23:49:07

That's true Sparkler - you never know who other people know (or even ARE!) without asking.

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:50:18

Did think of that Sparkler but it's doubtful really isn't it ??

Google nearly made me fall of me chair for a mo, but then i read it properly and realised it was nothing.

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:50:47

The chances of them being on here are very remote i think...........they are male.

hunkermunker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:50:49

Whereabouts did you go to school, Nutty? Surely someone on MN would know someone who knows someone

happynewessbee Sun 02-Jan-05 23:50:51

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Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:52:52

Blimey essbee 300 quid , i only want to know if he is still alive and doing ok

He is registered on FR and i did email him 3 times but never got any replies. He doesn't have a profile on ther so no pointers there, and i asked another couple of people we noth knew and no one has seen or heard from him since about a year after we left school, which i think is very odd.

MadameButterfly Sun 02-Jan-05 23:52:55

Is it local to you?

You can look at the local electoral registers at your library for free.

SPARKLER1 Sun 02-Jan-05 23:52:59

MN must be worth a try?

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:53:26

I went to school in Great Barr, Birmingham.

Gwenick Sun 02-Jan-05 23:53:28

"they are male"

well perhaps one of us are married to him!!! though not me I can almost 100% guarantee that LOL

(should make searching easier anyhow without having to worry about what his married name could be (unless he's gay and living with his long term partener and has changed his name by deed poll to his partneres!!)

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:53:55

Can you really MB, i didn't know that. Where in the library should i look ???

hunkermunker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:54:12

Did he have siblings at the same school? You could email them through FR?

happynewessbee Sun 02-Jan-05 23:54:42

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Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:54:50

Don't mind if he is maried just want to know...i keep dreaming that he has died and it is worrying me now.

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:55:14

No he didn't hunker.

MadameButterfly Sun 02-Jan-05 23:56:14

You have to ask in the reference library.

I think your local one is on the Second floor of the library building

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:56:49

Meant to say also, that i have rung the old phone number i had for him but it is out of use.

I do have his old address but don't really want to go door knocking unless i am sure he is there.

turquoise Sun 02-Jan-05 23:56:54

I was thinking the other day if we could have a "does anyone know of this person..." thread - there's a couple of old friends I'd like to trace. But it feels a bit wierd naming names for real on here.

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:57:05

Thanks MB

Nutcracker Sun 02-Jan-05 23:58:26

I know what you mean Turquiose, and plus there aren't that many brummies on here so i doubt anyone would have a clue.

I dunno should i start a thread asking ?? What do you reckon ???

SPARKLER1 Sun 02-Jan-05 23:58:32

Same here Turquoise - then you have to think would that person appreciate being named on here don't you. You have to be a bit careful - although 99.9% of people on here are probably genuine there are the odd ones who can cause problems.

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