Most everyone has a desire to find old friends, family members, classmates or even an old college flame. However, most of us do not want to pay for the information. Finding people with no charge can be a challenge, but it can be done. The more information you have about the person that you are looking for, the easier your search will be.
Look on social networking sites. Sites like Facebook, Friendster, Myspace and Twitter have millions of people on each site. This should be the first place you look to find your old friend. These sites are free to sign up. If you can't find the person that you are looking for, you may be able to find a friend of that person.
Visit their last known neighbors. If the neighbors have lived in their home forever, it's likely that they have some idea where the family you are looking for is.
Talk to family members and other friends. If you are looking up your own family members, other family members are the best bet for making a connection. If they are not close, they can possibly direct you to someone that is.
Look in the phone book, or an online phone book database. If you know their last name and place of residence, you should have no problem finding them.
Look into local interest clubs or groups. If your friend was a horse enthusiast, it is likely that she didn't stop liking horses. Looking into groups that you may volunteer, ride with or be involved with horses it is likely that they may know her or at least know of her.