Michael wanted to trace Peter, his old school and college friend and later best man. They had lost contact with each other over 45 years ago except for the exchange of Christmas cards, which ceased in the early 70's.
This was a relatively easy search, as Michael knew that Peter had married Barbara in the mid 60’s. A quick check of the online marriage indexes confirmed this and provided a useful second initial for Peter and Barbara.
All that was needed was to search Peopletracer’s online electoral roll and as luck would have it the results provided an address for Peter and Barbara. A letter soon followed, and upon receiving the letter, Peter was anxious to get in touch with his old friend to confirm that Michael had found the right person.
Both Peter and Michael have a lot of catching up to do having lost contact for nearly half a century and having both followed interesting careers in the teaching profession.