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People Search and Logical Connections

2017-05-22 - People Search

Ideally, when you are performing people search online, you will find all the information which you are looking for. However, this isn’t always the case. Does this mean that you should put up with what you have? Of course, not. Sometimes, even though the details aren’t readily available, you can make logical deductions to fill in the gaps. Here is an outline of the method which you can adopt when looking for a person.
Collecting and Organizing Information
You can readily create a table where you will organize all the data which you retrieve via the people search. Make sure that you have clearly labeled categories and subcategories such as education and college education for example. You will benefit from arranging the categories and subcategories in terms of importance. When you have the table ready, you will be able to see exactly where the gaps are. This can save you a great deal of hassle and time.
Making Deductions
The big question is how exactly to fill the gaps. You should start by finding clues. For instance, if you know the year when the person has graduated from high school or college, you can calculate their year of birth, with some approximation of course. Similarly, if you have discovered a picture of the person taking a skydiving lesson, you can track down the service provider and contact them to see if they have a phone number and/or address.
These are just some examples of how you can make logical connections work for you. The key thing is to avoid making assumptions based on assumptions. In this case, you may easily go down the wrong path and get lost. You would not want to ruin your people search due to making too many speculations. That is why it is always worth to double check.
Running Double Checks
If you have an estimate, you should always try to confirm it. Using the example of calculating the person’s year of birth based on graduation dates, you can check the public records and more specifically the birth records to ensure that you have got it right. Once you are certain about the information, you can use it for making other deductions and/or for narrowing down your people search. For instance, the birth certificate holds the names of the person’s parents. If you find their address and phone number, you will be able to reach them directly.
If you are well-organized and think logically, you can always be successful in your people search, especially when using the modern tools available for this.


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