Monday, July 19, 2010

Finding living people

Sometimes you want to track down someone you knew in the past and reconnect. When researching family history, it helps to find living people who may have information about relatives that you have been unable to find. Where can someone find them?

Librarians use obvious resources like search engines and our subscription electronic resources RefUSA. Here you can find businesses, healthcare people and individuals who have their information in phonebooks throughout the country. With a Santa Clara City library card you can search remotely or in the library. Other favorites are,, and Other sources can be found on Cyndi's List. Some family history researchers post messages on message boards. Read more on FamilySearch-Research Wiki.

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posted by mb