- School acquaintances from grades K through 12. This will require networking and sleuthing of the first order especially if you were a military kid, moving around all the time. Do the best you can without thinking you have to find everyone. There will almost certainly be gold in this list so don't ignore it.
- College - the alumni office knows where just about everyone lives.
- Fraternity - the headquarters knows where just about everyone lives.
- Sports - your coaches often know where all their winners are located.
- Military training - unless your career was spent with classmates nearby, this won't be easy. Try Military.com's Buddy Finder link on the Community page.
- Parents - retirement age friends and classmates these days usually have parents alive, well, and alert. Talk to the Moms and Dads - they often live nearby.
- Network, network, network - ask people if they know the whereabouts of the others.
Editor's note: This article is part three of a 10-part series. Click here to read stage two. Now for the next building block your contacts - all of them. I. Spotting Open a file on your computer and list the names, addresses, phones, and e-mail addresses for the following people:
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