For Joselyn Martinez, the unthinkable happened in 1986. Her father was shot and killed. This senseless act of violence would drastically change the rest of her life.

New York City Police Officers soon had a prime suspect. A teenager named Justo Santos was thought to be the murderer. Santos quickly disappeared.

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It happens every summer. Big movies with action, intrigue and excitement dominate cinemas across the country.

There’s nothing quite like joining a group of people and experiencing a summertime film together. You’re whisked away to another world and introduced to an assortment of fun characters. If the movie is done well, you don’t even realize it’s not real until the credits start rolling.

At PeopleFinders, we encourage you to create your own summer blockbuster. You can be the star of the most exciting adventure yet…

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At PeopleFinders, we’re all about connections. We can help you find and connect with most anyone in the United States.

People use our site every day to find family, friends, classmates or anyone else. Visit us whenever you want to reconnect, reunite or reignite.

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Like its name suggests, Mother’s Day is the day when mothers are celebrated in many cultures around the world. The day falls on a Sunday, usually in the Spring, and is the complement to Father’s Day, which is held later in the year.

Unfortunately, there is a group of women who are mothers, but are not recognized on Mother’s Day. These women are birth mothers, or women who birthed children and then gave them up for adoption. In the majority of families, it is the adoptive mother who enjoys the Mother’s Day celebrations. Birth Mother’s Day is a chance to honor this other important group of moms.

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Did you know that May 9th – 15th is Universal Family Week? It’s the time of year to reflect on the importance of family by reaching out to relatives near and far. Everyone knows that it’s important to spend time with family, both immediate and extended. What could be better than good ol’ fashioned family time with grandparents telling stories to grandkids, cousins playing games, and aunts and uncles spoiling their nieces and nephews? This year, celebrate Universal Family Week with your family, even if you’ve lost touch over the years.

It can be hard to keep in contact with certain members of your extended family over the years, especially if you’re from a large family. People move, sometimes far across the country, and it’s quite easy to get so busy that you forget to call or write. Of course your family members are always in your heart, but what happens if you lose touch completely? If you want to find family members, you are going to need the help of PeopleFinders.com.

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Tell A Story Day

April 25th, 2013

April 27 is Tell A Story Day. We’re celebrating by sharing an inspirational story that a grateful customer sent to us.

It’s the story of Helen, a woman who wanted nothing more than to reunite with her mother. The two women had been separated for more than 30 years. Though she wasn’t sure where to start, Helen was determined to find and reconnect with her mom.

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Single, Married, or…

April 11th, 2013

Ever wondered if you could confirm someone’s relationship status? Is that new guy or girl you met last weekend really single? Sadly, there are many people out there who keep their true relationship status private—more than you might think. But thanks to social media and search technology, the truth may be easier to find than you thought.

Whether you’re just extra cautious about a new love interest or you’re becoming increasingly suspicious of your romantic partner, PeopleFinders.com can help you become your own private investigator.

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Every generation has popular names. Just take a look at a list of baby names by year. It shows the traditional names that have hung on for years, as well as the one hit wonders that were only popular for a short period of time. For example, if you were born in the 1950s, there’s a high probability that your name is Mary, Linda, Michael, or James. Babies in the 1970s were most often named David, Jennifer, Christopher, or Michelle.

But what about the next generation? Who will young boys and girls search for 25 years from now? Hint – it probably won’t be Michelle.

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Music has been used throughout history to express feelings about past relationships, recent break-ups, and even a love that will never be. At least once in our lives, we’ve all felt the pain of a sudden or unwanted break-up. How better to express this journey than through the power of music?

Some of the best and most well-known songwriters have written about their own experiences. Their eloquent lyrics often speak to us, giving us an outlet to express our own pain. Sometimes listening to these songs helps us to heal and move on.

One of the more famous and classic examples of this is Ludwig Van Beethoven’s piano solo, “Fur Elise.” It was written about a woman whom he dearly loved but was rejected by. This type of love song has endured for centuries, with new variations cropping up all the time.

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After high school, some of us go to college, move to a new area, join the military, or even get married and start a family. Naturally, old classmates and friends tend to lose contact over the years as life’s changes take them in different directions and to new places.

For many of us, high school was the most significant time in our young lives. The relationships formed in high school are often the ones we endear the most. Between sports, clubs, boyfriends, girlfriends, cliques, and more; memories from high school can last a lifetime. Yet all too often, we lose contact with those who influenced our lives the most. But in today’s age of technology, it has become easier to find the classmates, friends, and the loves you lost contact with years ago. PeopleFinders.com offers a quick and easy method to search for lost connections.

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