How do I find out if someone is living or dead?
Are you thinking about people that you used to know but have lost touch with over the years? As you get older you’ll most likely find that this starts to happen more and more often, I know that it has to me.
You can probably think of a good many people that you used to know from school and college, from places where you used to work and neighbors from places where you used to live. Do you look back on some very good times that you had with many good friends but somehow you’ve lost touch with all of them?
So where are they now? How do you get in touch with them again and most importantly – Are they still living or are they deceased? The sad fact of life is that some of the people that you haven’t heard from in a long time might be dead and you should prepare yourself for this possibility.
How to find dead relatives
Finding relatives should be a simple matter if you can still find at least some of your family. I know that even this can get tough because families can get separated and lose touch almost as easily as old friends can. If you know where they are then get in touch with them and ask them about the relative you want to find. If you didn’t know that they were dead then you should find out by this method soon enough because they will tell you.
Sometimes even relatives become elusive and no one can tell you where they are or what has happened to them. So what do you do then? This is where you start hunting through marriage and death records and obituaries to find pieces of information that might give you a clue to where they are now.
How to access government death records to find dead people
Government records offices are invaluable sources of information when you are trying to trace someone but they only keep a small part of the information that you might need in one place. If you happen to know where they lived, where they got married or where they died then you could go straight to the records offices in those areas and you’ll have a good chance of finding the clues you’re after.
But what if you don’t have any of this information before you start, where do you go then? You can’t check them all because it would take you forever. Don’t give up yet though because there is a way to search through all of this information in one go without having to apply in every records office in every state.
How to find a dead person using online public records databases
There is a popular need to find public records information from all over and this need is being catered to by web sites that specialize in gathering records from thousands of different sources and making them available to you in one big easily searchable database. You will be amazed what you can find out about people in these databases and death records are no exception.
If the person that you are searching for is alive then you could find out where they live, their phone numbers and you could even do a background check on them. If they have died then you have a good chance of finding their obituary and details of their death. The amazing thing is that you can do all of this in less than 10 minutes from your home. Find out if someone is dead or alive now and avoid making embarrassing phone calls or writing greetings cards to someone who is no longer with us.