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2959Re: Lost Friend/Strange Dissapearance

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  • Leslie
    Jul 31, 2004
      Please remember that your reply will go to everyone on the list and
      the original sender so please stay on topic or ensure you delete
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      Genealogy is a study of family and identification of ancestors and their
      pertinent information (birth, death, etc.). It is not a study of finding
      living persons, except if they are relatives and we approach this very
      carefully, as some people want to be private, even if they have nothing to
      hide. We respect this in our studies. To search for someone else who is
      living and not a family member and to contact them is WAY BEYOND THE SCOPE
      of genealogy. Again, once in a while, we do so, but VERY VERY VERY
      carefully. If I were you, I would be tempted to not get involved AT ALL
      unless you know this person. This could be a scam e-mail!!! It could also
      be a family domestic dispute or a search for your money or assets. Have you
      received pleas for help from Africa? I have lots.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Linda Holdaway" <lassie1@...>
      To: <dist-gen@...>
      Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:00 AM
      Subject: Fwd: Lost Friend/Strange Dissapearance

      > Please remember that your reply will go to everyone on the list and
      > the original sender so please stay on topic or ensure you delete
      > the list Address
      > Good Morning,
      > I received this query and am wondering if anyone out there has some
      > suggestions for this man. The only thing I can think of is to try
      > Canada 411.
      > It would be good to know how to tackle such a question for future
      > reference.
      > Many thanks for any suggestions you may have.
      > Linda Holdaway
      > Begin forwarded message:
      > > From: "Steve Gomez" <sgomez@...>
      > > Date: Wed Jul 28, 2004 7:00:33 AM Canada/Mountain
      > > To: <cemetery@...>
      > > Subject: Lost Friend/Strange Dissapearance
      > >
      > > Dear Sir or Madam,
      > > I am originally from Peru (South America).
      > > Yesterday, a good friend of mine contacted me. We did not communicate
      > > for a while.
      > > He needed to find out information about his sister, Doris Cosio.
      > > His family hast lost contact with her for more than three years.
      > > She used to live in Weston, Ontario the last time they communicated
      > > with her.
      > > They are very desperate and would like to know her whereabouts.
      > >
      > > She married a person from Peru too.
      > > They both are Canadian Permanent Residents, probably Canadian Citizens
      > > by now as they came to Canada in the 90's.
      > > They do have a couple of kids, a boy and a girl aged 9 and 7.
      > >
      > > Her family has contacted the Canadian Embassy in Lima, Peru +
      > > The Ministry of Exterior Relations from Peru, +
      > > the Interpol.
      > > All these organizations did not help them at all.
      > > Her family cannot come to Canada to look for her due to Visa
      > > restrictions.
      > > Her family has tried unsuccessfully to communicate with her husband's
      > > family.
      > > They claimed they have moved and know nothing about them.
      > >
      > > Her family has asked me to find out anything I can about her
      > > whereabouts.
      > > I need your help please.
      > > Could you please provide me any information on how I go about finding
      > > out if she is still alive, in prison, or at any hospital?
      > > Is there any organization (s) that keep track of people in prison or
      > > who are dead in Canada that I can search?
      > > Am I allowed to contact my local police to request a search for a
      > > "Missing Person."
      > > Any links, addresses, or phone #s where I can call to find out more
      > > info. would appreciate it.
      > > Any public/private/ or charitable organizations that help finding
      > > people would be welcomed.
      > >
      > > I can provide you with more details if you want to.
      > >
      > > I thank you in advance for your attention to my note.
      > > Sincerely yours,
      > >
      > > Esteban (Steve) Gomez
      > > Canadian Citizen
      > > Waterloo, Ontario
      > > (519) 883-0258
      > >
      > http://www.afhs.ab.ca
      > http://www.family-roots.ca


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