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Internet general search engines
 and people-finding search engines

A-Z How to Find Information > Family and Local History > Finding people
  • Old postcards and a magnifying glass on textIt may be worth a search in a general search engine in case the person you are looking for has been mentioned on a web page that may then give you further clues as to his or her whereabouts
  • A people-finding search engine called PIPL searches online databases for documents about individuals. However, note that many of the results are from the US

Page last updated: 28th May 2020