How to find/contact a family member in Milan, Italy?
June 26, 2014 10:44 AM Subscribe
Looking for ways to find/contact a lost family member in Milan, Italy. Suggestions welcome.
posted by knz to Human Relations (8 answers total)
I have not seen this person since some time between 1990 and 2000 (I was very young, cannot remember well), but have reasons to think they still live in Milan, Italy. This is a sibling of my mother, but my mother also lost contact completely around 2002. Their gender is unknown to me. (really!) I only have a name, an approximate birth date, and a vague knowledge that this person is (or was) relatively well-off and an artist.
Internet search returns no results, but this is not surprising as this person was always very secretive. It looks like this person is actively looking to avoid online presence (Google reports results were removed due to EU privacy laws), which I respect and am thus reluctant to write the name here in clear.
So I think my question is really "how to reach this family member?"
The reason is that I want to know more about their mother (my grand-mother), as my mother believes this is the only person who really knew their family history.
Answers could include:
- any directory of people or artists in Milan which I overlooked;
- references to other people currently living in Milan who would be willing to look around for me;
- tips / addresses of local private investigators that are also English-speaking.