To find people internationally, search social networking sites, use search engines, check genealogy sites and search online public records. A paid professional service is a good option if all else fails.
Social networking sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook can help track people internationally. More specific searches on networking sites widely used in specific regions or countries may produce better results. Examples include XING, which is popular in China and Europe, and Multiply, which is popular in Asia.
Searching a person’s name on a search engine can also produce the required information. It is a good idea to use the big search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. The search engines use a range of aggregation and sources to provide as much information as possible.
Genealogy sites combine information from many different sources. These are primarily meant to find family members and complete family trees, and can offer leads as to where the person is.
Lastly, there are a number of online resources that provide free public records of people all over the world. The information includes court proceedings, marriage licenses, and birth and death certificates. The amount or type of information varies from country to country. Searching a phone number or email address on online yellow pages or white pages may also produce results.