Need some advice on this one.....

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  1. medina112 profile image59
    medina112posted 8 years ago

    I have a little problem, my brother is searching for his long lost daughter, he only saw her up to 6 months old. Long story short we don't think that daughter knows her father is alive, we think the the mother has told her he is dead.
    So guys out there any ideas how i can help him with his search...she would be about 22 years old now turning 23 on the 6th of june this year, most likely have hazel or brown eyes, dark hair..
    Would truly appreciate any help...

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      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It actually is not so hard to trace people, hard to trace the daughter because you know little about her - but the mother should be easy, and her parents maybe even easier.  Most people do not move far from their roots so one or more of the people you must know about will likely still be around the same place.

      1. medina112 profile image59
        medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        the mother may have remarried again and not sure what her new name is, but we cannot contact her as she will not give any info. but thanks anyway for the info
        we have an idea of the suburb she may be living, but the address unsure of.

    2. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I heard that the Mormons are brilliant at tracing people. Why not contact them?

    3. mod2vint profile image62
      mod2vintposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Try myspace and facebook, my daughter just located her fathers mother whom I had only met one time many many years ago through facebook. Her half sister and brother through myspace.

      1. medina112 profile image59
        medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Will get my niece to try that one out as she is always on face book, not sure about myspace? Is that the same as facebooK?

        1. mod2vint profile image62
          mod2vintposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Myspace has been around longer than facebook, I really don't use either one but the younger 20something and down love to use it.

          1. medina112 profile image59
            medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks again might try my daughter on that one

    4. Faybe Bay profile image68
      Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Believe it or not if the mother owns any property it is to be found under google search. If I google myself i get the usual high school reunion sites but if you do the name and court documents you will come closer to finding the person unless it's like Jane Smith or something.

      1. medina112 profile image59
        medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        good idea but not sure what the mother's new name could be she may have remarried two or three times since....

        1. Faybe Bay profile image68
          Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You see marriage is a court document, starting with last known name, then you find the new one. Another source, if he has ANYTHING that runs in the family, such as blood-pressure, Diabetics, Cancer, esp. Breast cancer, then he can contact RED CROSS telling them he just wants to get medical history to his daughter. This works, when they find her he has to follow instructions for what the letter can contain. Then it is up to his daughter to reply to the address she receives of his. This really works and has united families of my personal circle of friends.

          1. medina112 profile image59
            medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            So how do i find out her last married name besides my brothers, i heard she remarried not sure if she left him too i know her maiden name but that's it....not sure if we can do this as the privacy act may not allow us

  2. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    there is a new tv show that helps find long lost relatives...cant remember the name of it tho

    1. medina112 profile image59
      medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      My niece, her half sister, is trying to do something like that...thanks for the help

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    I found my half-sister who was kept a secret from me.  I had almost NOTHING to go on as a result. I did a ton of internet research, went through public records, etc...  I found my friend's daughter's birth father through Facebook.  It's amazing how many people dismiss FB as a great free source.  If you need additional information, let me know...

    1. medina112 profile image59
      medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for the info...have tried a bit on facebook, but its a bit hard when you are unsure what name she is going under, or what she may look like, we only have a baby photo to go by. Any other info would be great!

  4. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    I do a lot of genealogy research and I am thinking that a lot of the same tips might apply I would suggest first just google her her mom and her grandparents and see where that goes.

    1. medina112 profile image59
      medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thanks for advice...tried that no luck...

  5. Sanarya profile image61
    Sanaryaposted 8 years ago

    I am 33 years old. I met my real father at 17. I had always feel like something was missing in my life and I felt whole again after I had met him and his familly.
    I have personnally look for him. Because my mum did not give a load of infos about him it was like searching a needle in a hay stack. to cut the story short I end up searching where he was from and look for anyone that was bearing the same name and was from the same family. once successfull I left my contact and I receive a few weeks later a call from dad.
    I hope my story inspire U and your brother in your search.
    Good luck

    1. medina112 profile image59
      medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lovely story, hope it works out for my brother as good as yours did.
      I will suggest he contacts with someone i just thought off that may have some more info for him and possibily a recent photo or address...
      Thanks again

  6. ThePartyAnimal profile image74
    ThePartyAnimalposted 8 years ago

    The TV show is called The Locator - you can write a letter to the show and maybe you might get picked, but don't wait for that. I think his best bet is to hire an investigator if he really wants this - they know what to look for. Also remember even if she is found she may not want to be - so be prepared for that too - not all of these stories end up the way we want. Good Luck and I really hope it all works out for you and your family.

    1. medina112 profile image59
      medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes i understand that..but it's more for him than for me. I will suggest that to him and see what he thinks..thanks again.
      By the way is the show you are talking about only in the states?

  7. Ladybird33 profile image65
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    go to publicrecords.com and you can put in her birthdate and birthparents or just her name (it will cost you some money) but you will find out all you need to know...it works.  Also, go through Associatepress.com do a search on her name or the mother's name and see what you find. Hope this helps and best of luck to you all.

    1. medina112 profile image59
      medina112posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey thanks for that will try, thanks for the websites wasn't sure where to go....are these sites good all over the world?

 
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