How to Reconnect with Friends & Family Over the Holidays

The holidays are here, bringing with them family, friends, and terrifyingly ugly sweaters.

It’s a time to reflect on the past year and to start to think about New Year’s resolutions.

One of the most rewarding resolutions is reconnecting with friends or family we’ve lost touch with. But why wait for the New Year?

Here’s how you can reconnect with them today so you can spend the holidays together.

Getting Back in Touch

The holidays are a time for families and friends to come together to share food, drink and conversation in a joyful, loving atmosphere.

Even in the age of social media, it’s still common for friends, neighbors, even family to drift apart. People may have changed phone numbers, moved out of state, or even adopted a new last name through marriage.

If there’s any time to rekindle old relationships, it’s surely the holidays. But what do you do if you no longer know the best way to reach them?

How to Find Someone You’ve Lost

The best approach is to use a people search engine.

People search engines aggregate information from thousands of sources including government records, white pages, social media profiles and census data to assemble easy-to-read profiles about people in the U.S.

You can easily search their name here to find more info. Once you have a match, you have the option to view a report that may contain contact information, location history and more. The results can vary in detail, but there’s a good chance you’ll find what you’re looking for.

One alternative option (if you have an old phone number) is to enter a phone number into the search bar to look for an owner/name match. If it finds one you’ll have the option to view a profile with the most person’s most recent address and potentially new contact info you can use to reach out (including available phone numbers, email addresses or social media profiles).

There’s no better way to end the year than to start anew with those who are important to you. Give it a try today.