Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




510 posts

Ultimate Geek


#75896 25-Jan-2011 16:25
Send private message

Any advice from the professional cyber stalkers out there?

Trying to track down a friend from 20 years ago. She has no immediate family, and could be using a married name. What options can people think of that perhaps I havent to locate her?

Done.. facebook, oldfriends, white pages, googled........

Ideas?

Create new topic

SCM

457 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #431114 25-Jan-2011 17:48
Send private message

bebo, myspace, orkut?
Sure theres more too.




 Click to see full size

 

 


6372 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #431115 25-Jan-2011 17:53
Send private message

How did you know her? Through school or some other association?  I would try and dig up her records there, hopefully you can find someone who is still in touch with her.

 
 
 
 


4385 posts

Uber Geek

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  #431125 25-Jan-2011 18:36
Send private message

If you think you know where she lives, try the electoral roll.

869 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #431177 25-Jan-2011 20:50
Send private message

Is there some kind of marriage register?



510 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #431193 25-Jan-2011 21:29
Send private message

A friend of the family that I want to inform of a funeral. No idea which school she went to and if the electoral roll, would need to know her (new) last name.
She has since moved out of the area and the only family I knew of hers passed on.

So yeah, kinda difficult....
Ill try the bebo route etc, but she may be one of the few that doenst have an online profile :)

43 posts

Geek


  #431415 26-Jan-2011 14:36
Send private message

Try registering with http://www.terranet.co.nz/terranet3/ and search on owner details. If she currently owns (or has owned) property this should reveal where it is.

gjm

757 posts

Ultimate Geek


  #431436 26-Jan-2011 15:43
Send private message

NZ has about 3 degrees of separation I reckon. Just post it up on facebook with her maiden name and then make sure you spam it to all your friends. A friend of a friend of a friend is bound to know her.

Of course I could be wrong....it happened this one time... 




[Amstrad CPC 6128: 128k Memory: 3 inch floppy drive: Colour Screen]

 
 
 
 


1799 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #431801 27-Jan-2011 13:21
Send private message

had much the same situation a few years ago - trying to find an old friend.

All I had was :

Original maiden name, and last place of residence, and a marriage or two.

Went to the electrol rolls, looking as far back as I knew her, looking for the maiden name and address. At the year that the maiden name disappeared, as well as an address change, then I started on the Births Deaths and Marriages register. Had the marriage date, and now new location by again looking at the electrol rolls since the marriage.

This info is publically available at the larger libraries, Auckland in this case, as they have all the records from around the country. Be prepared to go digging into microfiche records.





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


2992 posts

Uber Geek


  #431807 27-Jan-2011 13:28
Send private message

SepticSceptic: had much the same situation a few years ago - trying to find an old friend.

All I had was :

Original maiden name, and last place of residence, and a marriage or two.

Went to the electrol rolls, looking as far back as I knew her, looking for the maiden name and address. At the year that the maiden name disappeared, as well as an address change, then I started on the Births Deaths and Marriages register. Had the marriage date, and now new location by again looking at the electrol rolls since the marriage.

This info is publically available at the larger libraries, Auckland in this case, as they have all the records from around the country. Be prepared to go digging into microfiche records.



Can't believe so much of that info is publicly available. 

And best of luck with your search OP 




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


1799 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  #431861 27-Jan-2011 14:58
Send private message

tardtasticx:
SepticSceptic: had much the same situation a few years ago - trying to find an old friend.

All I had was :

Original maiden name, and last place of residence, and a marriage or two.

Went to the electrol rolls, looking as far back as I knew her, looking for the maiden name and address. At the year that the maiden name disappeared, as well as an address change, then I started on the Births Deaths and Marriages register. Had the marriage date, and now new location by again looking at the electrol rolls since the marriage.

This info is publically available at the larger libraries, Auckland in this case, as they have all the records from around the country. Be prepared to go digging into microfiche records.



Can't believe so much of that info is publicly available. 



bloody scary Eh ! :-) Especially the electrol rolls - even though you don't have a publicly listed White Pages entry, direct mail marketeers use the electrol rolls for scraping names and addresses. I don't think the rolls are available as a file to public or business users, with OCR these days, it's quite easy to create a database etc from these rolls.

It's also how forged passports etc are created from electrol rolls and BDM (Hatches, matches and Dispatches - Births, Deaths and Marriages ...) lists.

Hence why you youngsters need to be oh-so careful about what you put out on the facebook, myspace, bebo, etc pages. Not only for privacy reasons, but also for identity theft, and also for legit reasons - how else to many collection agencies track young ( and not so young ) people down these days - it's all out there on FB !!! All the connections, workplaces, sheesh, it's a doddle !!! One of my relations works for a collections company and regales us all about the ways they track down financial miscreants. but is quite careful in not exposing any names or pertinent details.

Still it brings me to another post I was planning on starting about disposing of financial stuff - bank statements, power bills, etc. Any readily identifiable information that links you to your residence, together with account numbers, etc.
Is it just thrown out in the rubbish, burnt, buried, shredded, composted ? I personally think just throwing it out is not a good idea....








My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


2992 posts

Uber Geek


  #431872 27-Jan-2011 15:27
Send private message

SepticSceptic:
tardtasticx:
SepticSceptic: 






...

Still it brings me to another post I was planning on starting about disposing of financial stuff - bank statements, power bills, etc. Any readily identifiable information that links you to your residence, together with account numbers, etc.
Is it just thrown out in the rubbish, burnt, buried, shredded, composted ? I personally think just throwing it out is not a good idea....




Ages back mum wanted a hand cleaning out one of the cupboards in the kitchen (where we keep old bank statements, bills etc...). We ripped each bill in half, then in half again, stuck it in a pile and attacked it randomly with scissors except for the parts with address's/account numbers and info etc.. which we cut up even more fine, stuck it in a box, shook it so it was shuffled, stuck it in multiple plastic bags, put some out with our rubbish, then dad took some to his work which had a big industrial trash compacter. Lol. We were safe I think. 




Bachelor of Computing Systems (2015)

 

--

 

Late 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display (4GB/2.4GHz i5/128GB SSD) - HP DV6 (8GB/2.8GHz i7/120GB SSD + 750GB HDD)
iPhone 6S + (64GB/Gold/Vodafone NZ) - Xperia Z C6603 (16GB/White/Spark NZ)

Sam, Auckland 


1267 posts

Uber Geek
Inactive user


  #435052 3-Feb-2011 21:32
Send private message

When someone joins a political party as a paid member, would their details be passed onto Electoral Commission, or is that only during the registration period when 500 members have to proven?

Is there a register of all current paid members of all registered political parties? Or is that information only used by Electoral Commission to satisfy their requirements and not passed onto anybody else?

Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Huawei introduces the P40 Series of Android-based smartphones
Posted 31-Mar-2020 17:03


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip now available for pre-order in New Zealand
Posted 31-Mar-2020 16:39


New online learning platform for kids stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdown
Posted 26-Mar-2020 21:35


New 5G Nokia smartphone unveiled as portfolio expands
Posted 26-Mar-2020 17:11


D-Link ANZ launches wireless AC1200 4G LTE router
Posted 26-Mar-2020 16:32


Ring introduces two new video doorbells and new pre-roll technology
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:59


OPPO uncovers flagship Find X2 Pro smartphone
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:54


D-Link COVR-2202 mesh Wi-Fi system now protected by McAfee
Posted 17-Mar-2020 16:00


Spark Sport opens its platform up to all New Zealanders at no charge
Posted 17-Mar-2020 10:04


Spark launches 5G Starter Fund
Posted 8-Mar-2020 19:19


TRENDnet launches high-performance WiFi Mesh Router System
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:48


Sony boosts full-frame lens line-up with introduction of FE 20mm F1.8 G large-aperture ultra-wide-angle prime Lens
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:44


Vector and Spark teamed up on smart metering initiative
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:42


Schneider Electric launches new PDL Pro Series designed specifically for the commercial building market
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:39


Kiwi app Pedigree DentaStix Studios uses pet images to counter impact of negative social media Content
Posted 5-Mar-2020 08:32



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.