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TIPS FOR FINDING LOST CLASSMATES

1. In your search for classmates, look at last reunion classmate information.

2. Contact families that still live in town when you are looking for lost classmates.

3. Following is an extensive listing of on-line resources for finding people. Many are not free.

4. Check with your local Alumni Association for classmate addresses.

5. Graduates.com -
A free alumni web site. Registration allows you to add a profile, contact class members by email, view and post to message boards, and view member profiles. (no subscription fee)

6. Class Quest -
providing comprehensive research, data and internet services for Reunion Planners.

7. GradFinder.com -
A free alumni web site. Registration allows you to add a profile, contact class members by email, view and post to message boards, and view member profiles. (no subscription fee)

8. Classmates.com -
This site allows you to register and add a profile for free. In addition, a free membership allows you to receive messages from other members, view partial member profiles, and view message boards. Sending a message to a member, viewing full member profiles, and posting to the message boards requires a paid membership. ($36/year)

9. Classmates also allows the reunion organizer (with a Gold membership) to designate themself as the "reunion contact." The reunion contact then has the ability to post reunion details, send a reunion announcement and reminders to all class members registered with Classmates.

10. Reunion.com/HighSchoolAlumni.com -
This site allows you to register, add a profile, view and post to message boards for free. However, sending and receiving messages to other class members, and viewing member profiles all require a paid membership. ($24/year)

11. Note: A reverse search/look-up allows you to enter a phone number or address to get other info.

12. AnyWho
AT&T's online national white pages. Search by name to find people; search by name and address to confirm an address, search by phone number and name to get an address.

13. Internet Address Finder (IAF) - email search and white pages

14. Bigfoot - email search and white pages

15. Switchboard.com - email search and white pages

16. InfoSpace - email search, white pages, and reverse search

17. Infobel World - international listings

18. Return Path
Registry of current and former email addresses. (Users must register their email address change.) Search on an old (invalid) email address to find the person's current address.

19. Newspaper Archives
Check with your local library to find out which databases are available to library patrons online, such as free newspaper archives. These sites are often linked from the county library's website. In addition, most major newspapers have an archive on their web site. However, only the last two weeks worth of articles are available for free.

20. Search Engines
Searching for names through search engines can sometimes turn up a personal, business, or college web site that will help you locate the person. Following are some of the most popular search engines.
Google
AltaVista
Yahoo!
Lycos


21. Places to look for possibly deceased classmates:
Obits
Social Security death index

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