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I want to find an old friend but no idea at all where she is now living.

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itati Sun 27-Jul-08 20:35:38

Any chance?

She got married and was moving but other than that, nothing.

I would love to get in touch with her but just do not know where to start.

We were in touch until 2002 and then it just stopped. sad

Fimbo Sun 27-Jul-08 20:38:18

Friends Reunited.

Facebook

Add in the local paper of where she was living in the hope someone may know here

GentleOtter Sun 27-Jul-08 20:38:23

You are not in Norfolk are you itati?
I've lost touch with my friend about then when she moved and I am always hoping to find her.
<hopeful emoticon>

Fimbo Sun 27-Jul-08 20:39:24

How spooky I am in Norfolk but its not me Otter

GentleOtter Sun 27-Jul-08 20:40:01

<weeps silently>

StealthPolarBear Sun 27-Jul-08 20:40:26

friends in common?

GentleOtter Sun 27-Jul-08 20:44:40

Does HJ mean anything to anyone?

itati Sun 27-Jul-08 20:48:40

I am in Kent.

Her maiden name initials were FB and her married name FM.

No friends in common and can't find her address. Just reread all her letters but why oh why did she never write her address on them? sad

Not on FB, could try FR.

WelliesAndPyjamas Sun 27-Jul-08 20:50:25

do you know which schools/uni she went to? you could look up old pupils on their websites maybe?

do you know her parents? or where they live/lived? try finding their number and getting in touch that way?

itati Sun 27-Jul-08 20:51:42

We met around 23 so past school time.

I keep everything so can't understand why I can't find any old address books.

harpomarx Sun 27-Jul-08 20:52:38

have you tried just googling her? surprising how people can sometimes be tracked down like this

WelliesAndPyjamas Sun 27-Jul-08 20:53:46

any memorable events/stories/places/people/etc she ever mentioned that would be some sort of starting point?

itati Sun 27-Jul-08 20:53:59

I tried googling but didn't know where to start. Lots of pages!

Countingthegreyhairs Sun 27-Jul-08 20:55:45

No advice I'm afraid itati but I'm looking for an old friend too - I think of her often - so I know how you feel.

Her initials (maiden name) are DZ - she moved from London to Ireland - and I stupidly lost her address after I got married and moved abroad and then I lost the note I made of her married name [complete twonk emoticon].

I wish mumsnet had a facility to search for friends as I'm completely ignorant about sites like Facebook ...

Good luck Itati and hope you find her!

WelliesAndPyjamas Sun 27-Jul-08 20:56:00

It's sad when this sort of thing happens. You can be good friends with someone one day and a combination of life events means that one day your lives have completely separated. THis has happened to me with 2 good friends. One I found on facebook after 9 years. The other I am still hoping to find one day! (Donna Edwards of Bath - are you out there?smile)

Eddas Sun 27-Jul-08 21:00:18

where did you meet? if it was at work friends reunited has a work bit and facebook probably does too. Maybe you could add a group to facebook?

erm, not sure other than that. I'm in Kent but it's not me!

itati Sun 27-Jul-08 21:03:07

We could have a friends lost topic to go with the toys one!

We met when we were nannying.

I doubt she is in Kent tbh.

WilfSell Sun 27-Jul-08 21:07:03

perhaps the families she was a nanny for would have kept in touch?

itati Sun 27-Jul-08 21:43:16

I have no one I coud contact who might know where she is.

itati Sun 27-Jul-08 22:05:59

OKAY!

I googled but got disheartened after the 23rd page.

Tried GenesReunited and linked to FriendsR.

What are the chances of typing in her maiden name and it coming up with that page with her married name??? shock Has to be her, right?

Have sent a message. Will see what happens!!

WelliesAndPyjamas Sun 27-Jul-08 22:09:52

brilliant! good luck, hope it's her and she gets in touch

chipmonkey Sun 27-Jul-08 23:41:37

CountingTheGreyHairs, have you tried rollercoaster.ie or magicmum.com. the Irish equivalent of MN? Someone may know her.

Eddas Mon 28-Jul-08 06:23:06

that sounds good itati, let us know if it's hersmile

itati Mon 28-Jul-08 08:12:10

No news yet. sad

But if it is her, she works and has a baby so maybe she hasn't been on line yet.

Countingthegreyhairs Mon 28-Jul-08 10:32:52

Oooh, only just come back to this, many thanks for those suggestions Chipmonkey - will definitely check those sites out ...particularly appreciated as my friend grew up in Canada and so UK school sites are no good to me in this case ....

Itati .. that sounds promising ... let us know what happens ....!!

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