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Q: i need to find out someones full name how can i do this? ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: i need to find out someones full name how can i do this?
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: carmes-ga
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Posted: 19 Nov 2006 07:40 PST
Expires: 19 Dec 2006 07:40 PST
Question ID: 783989
i need to find out the full name of someone i know. i have the last
and first name but not the second.

Request for Question Clarification by mvguy-ga on 19 Nov 2006 08:02 PST
Where does this person live? Where was this person born? Where was
this person married? Privacy and records laws vary considerably from
state to state, but with that information some Researcher might be
able to tell you where to look.

Request for Question Clarification by scriptor-ga on 19 Nov 2006 08:20 PST
And is it for certain that this person does have a middle name at all?
Searching for something tha possibly doesn't exist could be a
frustrating experience.

Clarification of Question by carmes-ga on 19 Nov 2006 08:53 PST
edmonton alberta canada yes they have a middle name not sure where married
Subject: Re: i need to find out someones full name how can i do this?
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 19 Nov 2006 13:51 PST

There are only a few options available for conducting a people search
in Canada, as there are far fewer online, publicly available records
in Canada than in the US.  For instance, birth records (as suggested
in the comments, below) are not publicly available in Alberta for
living persons.

For starters, check the online White Pages of the phone book:

Enter the information you already know about first and last name in
the "People Search" boxes (and if the last name is fairly common, you
may want to restrict the results by entering the city and province as

With luck, you'll get a listing back that includes the middle name
that you're seeking.


If that doesn't pan out, then try a structured people search on Google as follows:

"firstname lastname" OR "firstname * lastname" OR "lastname firstname"
edmonton alberta

Other than using the names you know in place of firstname and
lastname, conduct the search exactly as shown -- keep the quote marks
and asterisks, and capitalize the OR.

Again, with a bit of luck, the middle name you're seeking will show up
in the search results.

If the name is fairly common and there are too many results to sift
through, then try a modified search:

"firstname * lastname" edmonton alberta

That will produce more targeted results.

The only other option would be a search on some of the professional
databases available, assuming that the person in question practiced in
one of these professions.  There are directories for a variety of
occupations, such as doctors, accountants, government employees, and
so on.

If the first two searches don't work you for you -- and if the person
in question is a member of a professional occupation such as I just
listed -- then let me know his/her profession and I'll see if I can
locate the pertinent directories.

All the best,

Subject: Re: i need to find out someones full name how can i do this?
From: qed100-ga on 19 Nov 2006 07:59 PST
The only way to do this, other than asking the individual in question,
is to search public records which may, possibly, include its whole
name. If you know when & where the person was born, you could consult
the regional birth records. If you know an address, you could try
searching an online whitepages.
Subject: Re: i need to find out someones full name how can i do this?
From: nelson-ga on 19 Nov 2006 09:16 PST
Birth records may not do it.  Catholics will get their middle names at
baptism and/or confirmation.
Subject: Re: i need to find out someones full name how can i do this?
From: probonopublico-ga on 19 Nov 2006 10:21 PST
Send the person an email telling him/her that s/he has won $100
million Canadian - no better still American - but specify that the
winner is required to provide his/her FULL NAME including any middle
names whether Catholic or howsoever endowed.

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