How to Find Someone in Florida

by Andrea Griffith
Finding your lost family members or friends can be difficult but rewarding.

Finding your lost family members or friends can be difficult but rewarding.

There are many reasons why people lose touch with one another. A family feud can sever even strong family ties. Going to different schools and getting older can cause close friends to lose contact. Perhaps you're even searching for someone that you've never met before. Whatever your motives, finding long-lost relatives or friends certainly is not simple; however, if you know they are in Florida, you will definitely have an edge.

Collect as much information as possible. If you're looking for a friend, talk to different mutual friends; someone may know exactly where in Florida he is living. If you're looking for family, talk to your other family members about where he could be. There are a few pieces of information that will help you along on your search: the full name, birth date and, if possible, social security number of the person you're trying to find.

Do a search of Florida public records to try and pinpoint where he's living. There are several things that are considered public in the state of Florida, like arrest records, criminal convictions, home or business purchases, and marriage licenses. Knowing this information will tell you where he's purchased a house or what city he's living in, or at least narrow down the options of where he could be.

Utilize the Internet and social networking sites. Millions of people use Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other networking sites. Log into your account (or create one if you're not a member to any of the sites) and enter your person's name into the search box. Try to refine your search to focus on entries from the state of Florida.

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About the Author

Andrea Griffith has been writing professionally since 2005. Her work has been published by the "Western Herald," Detroit WDIV, USAToday and other print, broadcast and online publications. Although she writes about a wide range of topics, her areas of expertise include fashion, beauty, technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and English from Western Michigan University.

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