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hello im i in the right place???

hello, im very new here first time here. i think i might be in the wrong place? i havent seen or heard from my dad in over 20 years. im trying to find him he has been on missing persons but they have closed the case as they could not find him :( a friend told me about this site and she said it might help? but im not sure? i would like to find my family tree but i dont have much information? can anyone please tell me have i came to the right place? if not im so sorry. any help or advice would be great. thanks. from sammie
Hi Sammie,

Welcome to the forum,

Going forward to trace people is much harder but there are ways, eg electoral registers, telephone directories. Here is a link below to the British Library title 'Tracing Living People'. They give a list of ways to how to find living people.


If you want to start going back to find your ancestors ask elder relatives surprising what a mindful of information they have. Marriage certificates, birth certificates, also death certificates can help though not always as helpful as the other two.

Please dont hesitate to put your postings on the forum.