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Help Us Find Missing Cadets

Please use the following recourses to help us find missing Cadets.  You can e-mail your “finds” to: and they will be contacted and if they agree be added to our database of Cadets.  Please let us know if you have other Internet sites that you have found to be valuable for finding people.

Now, here is how to get started:

Finding the current location, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, and street addresses of old friends with whom you have lost contact is possible using recourses available on the Internet if you have a little but of information about the person and know where to look.


For friends from high school, start with the Classmates website (  There are several other school based databases, but none of them have as many people listed as Classmates.  Registration and searches on the site is free, but you must pay a $20.00 per year membership fee to send people you find a message on the Classmates private message system.  However everyone who registers can receive Classmates messages.  Our California Cadet Corps website maintains a classmates membership so if you find a Cadet in a Classmates search, send the webmaster an e-mail at and he may be able to make contact for you.  Be sure and include the complete name and school attended.


Another great location to look is ZabaSearch.  This site is also free, but you will need to know more than just the name and school attended.  If the person’s name is uncommon or if you have a previous address, you may be able to find a current address and phone number.  You may try entering just the name and State and you will be presented with many possible matches.  (ZabaSearch is free unlike many other Internet sites which just tell you that they found the person but will not provide any additional information unless you pay for their service.) ZabaSearch consolidates available public records and databases for your search.  It is also linked to other proprietary sites that charge a fee for contact information.  You may not find the person that you are looking for on the ZabaSearch if they have requested that their information be removed.  Several Cadets have been located using ZabaSearch.


Spock is a people search engine launched recently that is trying to collect data on people from all across the Internet, i.e. blogs, Wikipedia, photo sharing sites, social booking sites, and social communities like FaceBook and MySpace to create online profiles of people that can be searched by anyone! Whether this is good or bad for the regular person can be debated, but it’s certainly becoming a major new form of search that will be used by employers, co-workers, friends and family!  I have not yet been successful here, but it may be a source of contacts in the future.

Performing a search on a person brings up a complete suite of information and links, including tags related to the person, related people, pictures, a short biography from Wikipedia, and links from all over the web. Searching for Bill Gates, for example, show 80 tags like Microsoft, college dropout, Windows, philanthropist, billionaire, etc. As for links, there is the Bill and Melinda Foundation, BBC profile, biography on, links to Forbes and NY Times stories, links to pictures of his house, and many more.


The website Pilp does a “deep web” search for people.  The term "deep web" refers to a vast repository of underlying content, such as documents in online databases that general-purpose web crawlers cannot reach. The deep web content is estimated at 500 times that of the surface web, yet has remained mostly untapped due to the limitations of traditional search engines.  Since most personal profiles, public records and other people-related documents are stored in databases and not on static web pages, most of the higher-quality information about people is simply "invisible" to a regular search engine. LexisNexis, MySpace, Amazon, Hoovers, Friendster are examples of this “invisible web”.  Pipl's query-engine helps you find deep web pages that cannot be found on regular search engines. Unlike a typical search-engine, Pilp is designed to retrieve information from the deep web, our robots are set to interact with searchable databases and extract facts, contact details and other relevant information from personal profiles, member directories, scientific publications, court records and numerous other deep-web sources. Pilp is not just about finding more results; we are using advanced language-analysis and ranking algorithms to bring you the most relevant bits of information about a person in a single, easy-to-read results page.

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