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Topic # 129084 3-Sep-2013 12:56
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Hey guys,

I've been looking for an old friend for quite a while now and have been failing so far.  I want to get hold of school records of where I went to primary school in order to confirm I have his first and last name correct.  Does anyone know if that is possible?  Any fees?  I did read somewhere that my request needed to be vetted by police, but I'm not sure.

I haven't tried contacting the school just yet.  Do you think I'd have much luck?

I've tried the various Facebook groups, Old Friends...etc...But thinking back, he never seemed like the online type.  The last time someone lived at the place he was living when I knew him was 5 years ago...So the trail has gone a bit cold on me. :(  If anyone has had any success with other methods of finding friends from the distant past, I'd love to hear how you did it.

Cheers!





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  Reply # 888915 3-Sep-2013 13:01
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Try Facebook, start with mutual friends you had in the day and find out if they keep in contact with them, also look and see if there is a year of 20xx group for your class year.



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  Reply # 888928 3-Sep-2013 13:13
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Poll: Try Facebook, start with mutual friends you had in the day and find out if they keep in contact with them, also look and see if there is a year of 20xx group for your class year.

I highly doubt he is even on Facebook.  Have been trying that for a while.





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  Reply # 888931 3-Sep-2013 13:17
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Just try the school! You never know what they might let slip. (But they probably shouldn't...)

But you won't know until you try.

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  Reply # 888937 3-Sep-2013 13:20
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Yeah schools giving out any form of info on anyone to a random person on the phone is pretty much not ok.


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  Reply # 888940 3-Sep-2013 13:22
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DravidDavid:
Poll: Try Facebook, start with mutual friends you had in the day and find out if they keep in contact with them, also look and see if there is a year of 20xx group for your class year.

I highly doubt he is even on Facebook.  Have been trying that for a while.


I didn't say to check if he is on Facebook, check if people that were your mutual friends back then and may still be in touch with him in the real world are on Facebook and ask them. The class group is to find other people from back then that may be friends of his that may be in touch with him in the real world too.



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  Reply # 888944 3-Sep-2013 13:27
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wasabi2k: Yeah schools giving out any form of info on anyone to a random person on the phone is pretty much not ok.

I know, which is why I'm not expecting much!

I have just emailed them now anyway.  Maybe they will give me something.  I'll continue with the mutual friends thing.  Not that any of the ones I've found so far were friends with the person I'm looking for.





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  Reply # 888948 3-Sep-2013 13:30
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If you have any idea of the general area he might be in, you could try the electoral rolls, you should be able to find them at the library.

It's obviously dependant him being registered and you guessing where he might be.




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  Reply # 888951 3-Sep-2013 13:33
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wasabi2k: Yeah schools giving out any form of info on anyone to a random person on the phone is pretty much not ok.



Nothing wrong with them passing on your details though.



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  Reply # 888999 3-Sep-2013 14:43
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andrewNZ: If you have any idea of the general area he might be in, you could try the electoral rolls, you should be able to find them at the library.

It's obviously dependant him being registered and you guessing where he might be.

Wow!  Totally forgot about those!  Thanks!





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  Reply # 889035 3-Sep-2013 15:20
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How old is he, and did he have any ties in NZ? There is possibly a strong likelihood he's moved overseas, if you don't find them in the electoral roll .

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