It’s an impressive technology and it worked the first time I tried it, immediately identifying that I had uploaded that same picture to Make Use Of.

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One of the most surprising things I noticed about the results is that the address listings were insanely thorough.

When I searched for my name I discovered that this website has an accurate record of every single address I’ve had going all the way back to my first internship at Princeton, over 20 years ago.

It should go without saying that one of the simplest ways to find and old lost friend or relative is just to search for their name in the Facebook search field.

Over the past few years, this is the way I’ve found people I hadn’t heard from for many years.

The internet is essentially a giant database, overflowing with data points about individuals.

Today, it’s hard to find anyone who hasn’t commented on a blog entry, made a post in an online forum, or registered at Facebook or Flickr.

This site helps you identify branches of a family tree by providing you with a list of family members and likely associates of anyone, if you have their name and the town and state they live in (or have lived in the past).

The birthday and age results on this site are much more accurate than most, as are the immediate and extended family listings.

And that was an address I had for less than three months!

The reason this tool is so effective is because if you can identify specific addresses where someone has lived in the past, you can then visit that area, interview residents, and potentially learn more about the person you’re trying to track down than you ever imagined possible — possibly including where they live today!

Probably the most powerful tool to find someone who may have only posted to the internet a long time ago is Google Groups.