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RE: Lost Friend/Strange Dissapearance

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  • Gordon Lane
    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 The
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 29, 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
      the list Address

      The policy for searching for living people is stated on


      And extracted from that page:-

      The mission of AFHS is, in part, to assist and encourage others in family
      history research. If part of your request for family history research
      involves locating descendants of your ancestors, this may be done. However,
      no exchange of addresses will be made without the permission of all parties
      concerned. We will not undertake searches for adoptees, birth parents, or
      living folk. We will, however, advise you of other agencies or individuals
      who may be able to assist.

      It appears to negate itself as it says that we will locate descendants but
      not adoptees, birth parents or living folk.

      The Board will formalize a statement when we meet again to ensure that there
      is no ambiguity in the meaning of such a statement.

      In the meantime please ensure that if you answer such queries you do not do
      it in the name of the Alberta Family Histories Society.

      There could be serious ramifications in tracing someone who does not wish to
      have their whereabouts made known to people; and in the light of privacy
      laws we may be entering an area that we may not want to be in.

      There are professional people who do trace people and I would suggest that
      anyone asking for information as below be directed to such people. Queries
      can be posted to the dist-gen list without being sent to via our query
      volunteers being the originator so please do be cautious.


      Gordon Lane
      Alberta Family Histories Society
      712-16th Ave NW,
      Calgary, AB, T2W 0J8


      >-----Original Message-----
      >From: owner-dist-gen@...
      >[mailto:owner-dist-gen@...] On Behalf Of Linda Holdaway
      >Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 8:00 AM
      >To: dist-gen@...
      >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
      >> 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
      >> 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


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