Some useful resources for those searching for siblings are search engines, social networking websites, specialized websites, local directory assistance, libraries, public records, state records, federal records and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Hiring a private investigator is another way to search for a missing loved one if the other methods do not yield the desired results.Continue Reading
Using multiple search engines can yield the searched person's telephone number and address. Online directories contain the addresses and telephone numbers of millions of people. Many missing persons can be found through their social networking profiles. There are also specialized websites and agencies geared towards finding people, such as the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration or Reunion.com.
Using the library to find private investigators or companies that handle public records can move the investigation forward if an online medium is not effective. Some of the most reliable sources for public records are real estate and tax information, registered voter information, derogatory financial records and misdemeanor criminal records. Common state records include marriage licenses, workers' compensation records, bankruptcy records, birth records, divorce files and death records.
The DMV can help provide a home address, a date of birth and a complete description of the person searched. This varies according to the state in which the searched person resides. If no results are found, hiring a private investigator is another option. A detective is an expert in the field and has access to private databases that can streamline the search process.Learn more about Genealogy
The legal order of next of kin is defined as the spouse, adult children, parents, adult siblings, other relatives and public administrators, according to the Knox County Coroner in Ohio. This is the order by which benefits are handed out, relatives are notified of the death of a family member and responsibilities after death are delegated.Full Answer >
A person's immediate family includes his parents, spouse, children, siblings, grandparents and grandchildren. Immediate family is not restricted to biological relation; therefore, adopted, half and step members of the family are also included, as well as in-laws.Full Answer >
Find your ancestors by speaking to relatives and asking for specific information, such as birth dates, marriages, places they lived, military service and their occupations, as well as their parents, siblings and other family members. Ask about old photos, scrapbooks, diaries, papers or other information that may be helpful.Full Answer >
In situations where a pair of male siblings are both married to women, those two women may refer to each other as sisters-in-law. This is not as direct a relationship as the sister-in-law relationship between each of these men and their brother's wives, but it is the best way to describe such a relationship between siblings' spouses. Sibling-in-law is the gender-neutral term to describe the relationship between a married couple and both their brothers and sisters and those brothers' and sisters' husbands and wives.Full Answer >