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how to trace a poss living person

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GlitterBaby Report 20 Jun 2013 14:40

Been called a lot worse Reggie.

Thank you for the pm David.


P.S. Before anyone asks if my crystal ball was working last night - it was not. I remembered a previous thread, now deleted, by the poster and took a chance at the names.


Reggie Report 20 Jun 2013 14:02

Well, her name isn't Sheila


David Report 20 Jun 2013 12:57

reggie it was for glitterr baby


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Jun 2013 11:48

Not me, although a visit to a slimming club wouldn't go a-miss :-0 :-D


Reggie Report 20 Jun 2013 08:47

Who is that last message aimed at?


David Report 20 Jun 2013 08:17

im sure u are sheila ???
do remember me hope u are ok
i am at slimming world this morning i will contact u again later today
nice to hear from u again


David Report 20 Jun 2013 07:41

thank u


GlitterBaby Report 20 Jun 2013 00:22

Look at BT Directory Enquiries as a possible listed in Seaton, Devon


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Jun 2013 00:19

Assuming England or Wales

- Check the correct spelling on the birth indexes....initials can be important.
- Look for marriages about 20 - 25 years after the birth. This is especially important for females
- Check for births from any marriage by using the original surnames of the couple.
Freebmd have transcriptions upto about 1958. Subscription sites such as GR, Ancestry and Findmypast have BMD to 2005/6.

Use the 'search all trees' function on this site for all the names you have gathered
Other places to look are Friendsreunited and facebook.
Google the names. Its surprising what can turn up
Try LinkedIn - social networking website for people in professional occupations. Commercial listed Electoral Rolls from 2002. bear in mind that there is the option to 'opt out'. also ER
Both the above are pay to view - no subscriptions - phone book on line

If you haven't noticed it, there is a specific board on GR called Find Living Relatives where some of our fellow members have good results in helping to find the 'lost.

Adopted people are more difficult to find as they are more likely to have had a name change. If birth family are looking for them, then they should register with the Adoption Contact Register (£30) and hope that the family member has done the same


GlitterBaby Report 20 Jun 2013 00:19

If the right person then showing on electoral registers as still in Devon in 2002 but might have opted out now


GlitterBaby Report 20 Jun 2013 00:14

Will send a possible marriage by pm


GlitterBaby Report 20 Jun 2013 00:12

Have you found any possible marriages ?

Looked on

Tried Facebook


David Report 19 Jun 2013 23:37

could anyone suggest how i may trace a person that was born honiton devon 1951
& could be alive now any info appreciated