Seriously. You could be a missing person and not even know it. Any of us could be.
As you know, stories about missing people fascinate me. I’ve written about various ways people go missing in several of my books. Since I’m a mystery/thriller/suspense writer, the answers are usually crime-related, of course.
But the reality is that we might all be “missing” to someone who is looking for us. When someone is looking for you, but they don’t exactly know who you are, that complicates matters even more.
In fact, you could be an heir to a fortune. If only the right people could figure out your name and how to contact you…
You see, I’m thinking about all this because of the new series I’m writing now about Michael Flint the Heir Hunter. The project has me studying some fascinating questions. Like how do heir hunters go about finding living, long-lost relatives? What resources do heir hunters use?
Here’s the short answer. Some of the resources they use are ones we already know about. Things like electoral rolls, or pollbooks, marriage and birth records, family tree/genealogy websites, and social media. And then there’s the good old-fashioned method — hitting the streets and talking to people who might know somebody who knows somebody. But there’s a lot more to Michael Flint’s brand of heir hunting than that!
I’ll be going into more depth over the coming weeks here on my blog. Much more to come as I complete the writing of the first book in this new series! Stay tuned!
Looking forward to the first book in this series, Diane. I know it will be great!