It should go without saying that one of the simplest ways to find and old lost friend or relative is just to search for their name in the Facebook search field.
There are a surprising number of people who’ve registered on the site over the years, and there’s a very good possibility that the person you’re looking for has registered too.
Once you find their name, you can click on it and send them an email (but you do have to register for free with the website first).
Want to track someone down and you only have a photo of them? This site will turn the entire internet inside out for that same picture and it’ll show you if it was uploaded anywhere else.
The site uses an innovative image recognition technology that can match images based on the one you upload to the site.
Probably the most powerful tool to find someone who may have only posted to the internet a long time ago is Google Groups.
Google Groups has incorporated over 800 million Usenet messages into its database, an impressive 20 years’ worth of internet conversations dating back to 1981.Create a new profile anywhere and reveal an additional data point about you.These are captured by others when they need to find you.Again, it’s much more effective when you include the general location (state) where the person lives. Sometimes tracking someone down requires a little bit more creativity than just typing the person’s name into a search engine.Another approach is to rummage through the popular high school reunion website known as , it’s easier to find lost friends and colleagues than it ever was before.