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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:13 pm
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Here's the situation.

My grandfather, moved to the us in the 1960's. and as far as i know he still lives out there. Now, I have tried multiple searches through the whitepages and lets face it, theres alot of names and international calls are not cheap.

So basiccly what I want to know is, is there anyway the embassy could help at all? US or British? and what would you to find him?

im 19 and I want to find him.

Also if he lives over in america, does that make me eligible for a visa?

All opinions and replies are welcome and appreciated.

I apologise if this isnt the right place but I am trying my best to every extreme.

Kind regards.

Lucas
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:25 pm
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[Do you know the State he is in ......

He will be of no help for a visa ...
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:31 pm
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nope, not a clue, like i said he immigrated there in the 1960's. aparently he got married and had two children(my uncles). I dont know his wife, or his kids name. or even if he's still married.

Its like finding a needle in a haystack, but family is family, and ill go to any length.
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:33 pm
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Default Re: HELP NEEDED! Not sure if this is the right place but...

Originally Posted by Lezenko View Post
Here's the situation.

My grandfather, moved to the us in the 1960's. and as far as i know he still lives out there. Now, I have tried multiple searches through the whitepages and lets face it, theres alot of names and international calls are not cheap.

So basiccly what I want to know is, is there anyway the embassy could help at all? US or British? and what would you to find him?

im 19 and I want to find him.

Also if he lives over in america, does that make me eligible for a visa?

All opinions and replies are welcome and appreciated.

I apologise if this isnt the right place but I am trying my best to every extreme.

Kind regards.

Lucas
... and your parent, his son/daughter, doesn't know where his/her parent lives?
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:37 pm
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No, my mum was only three, and my grandmother didnt know where abouts in america he went. dysfunctional family unfortunatly.
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:38 pm
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nope, not a clue, like i said he immigrated there in the 1960's. aparently he got married and had two children(my uncles). I dont know his wife, or his kids name. or even if he's still married.

Its like finding a needle in a haystack, but family is family, and ill go to any length.
The embassies will only tell you to go to a tracing agencies of which there are 1000s here ... but will cost ...

Does he have an usual name ..or do you know who he was employed by ..
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:39 pm
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No, my mum was only three, and my grandmother didnt know where abouts in america he went. dysfunctional family unfortunatly.
Presumably you've tried to google for his name...
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The embassies will only tell you to go to a tracing agencies of which there are 1000s here ... but will cost ...

Does he have an usual name ..or do you know who he was employed by


His name is full name is Brian r, marlow. But im not even sure if thats how his first name is spelt, its the most common way so I assume so.

Is there any way to find him manually without tracing companies?
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Originally Posted by Elvira View Post
Presumably you've tried to google for his name...
cant say I have. tried the white pages though, dont know alot about them... dont even know if they are kept up to date.
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:51 pm
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The embassies will only tell you to go to a tracing agencies of which there are 1000s here ... but will cost ...

Does he have an usual name ..or do you know who he was employed by


His name is full name is Brian r, marlow. But im not even sure if thats how his first name is spelt, its the most common way so I assume so.

Is there any way to find him manually without tracing companies?
Not really ..youwill need to find his full name and date of birth first though
that may help
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Old Jan 6th 2008, 8:56 pm
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I think I have his full name, as for date of birth I can only get the year.
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I think I have his full name, as for date of birth I can only get the year.
As a relative it may be on your mums birth certiicate
or you should be able to get his birth certiicate ...
http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/re...ee/index.asp#0
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There are public records search firms that will do it for a small fee online. Start at some place like http://www.switchboard.com/ doing a phone search and there are plenty of options / ads for additional searches.

You really need a state though. No government agency / entity will be able to help you basically.
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