Tracking down someone you might have lost contact with is one of the most popular activities on the Web all over the world, and with good reason: the vast amounts of free information
available online make finding people easier than ever before in history. The following tools and websites are all free and easy to use. According to About.com reader reviews and feedback, these selections deliver consistently reliable results with the least amount of work.
A couple of things to keep in mind while reading this article, and before you start using any of the resources listed here:
- Be patient. Rome wasn't built in a day. If the person you're looking for hasn't left much to go on, you probably won't find them all in one simple search. Give yourself time.
- Use all the tools in your toolbox. Don't limit yourself to just one search engine or just one website. Every search tool you use can give surprisingly different results.
- Keep your money. At publish time, all of the resources listed here were absolutely free. If you come across information that requires a credit card, do NOT give out your secure data. Please do let me know if you find a resource that is outdated or asks for money in order to continue.
Hundreds of millions of people use Facebook every day to connect with friends and family all over the world. You can use these incredibly deep, diverse networks to find a person, a company, a brand, an organization, really, the possibilities are endless. Note: you will need to have a Facebook account (it's free) in order to access all the Facebook information that will (potentially) be available to you.