My Process

My Process

I’ve standardized on an approach to find relatives or friends who, based on their birth year, may still be alive. That approach involves the following activities and research:

  • Using and, focusing on the person to be located
  • Developing that tree back to at least the 1930s
  • Researching Newspaper archives for the state(s) that they likely lived in
  • Scouring the Find-A-Grave website for possible records of parents or siblings that might reference the person being located
  • Researching White Pages using a Professional Edition subscription
  • Researching City directories if I know the name(s) of cities they may have lived in
  • Identifying and communicating with family members who might lead me to the person
  • Analyzing School Yearbooks for clues
  • Searching FaceBook and LinkedIn
  • Searching using Google Search
  • Creating customized Excel spreadsheets that are used to clarify differences between people with identical names
  • Reading the detail in obituaries of their parents, siblings, and/or children

The flat fee for a successful search, no matter how long it takes me, is $500. The fee is not due until after I deliver the Search Results to you and you are completely satisfied. There is no financial risk on your part. You pay me after, not before.
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Sample documents used by Tom in typical search