Thursday, October 11, 2007
Connecting With Someone In Mexico - Sorting Through Your Information
If you've been following these blog posts (and I hope you have), you now know what to do and what you need to find someone living in Mexico.
You may be wondering how to sort through the information that you have. You may have found some great information but you just do not know what to do with it. We’ll start by putting the information into context. You may be able to move ahead with the information you presently have or you may need to organize your information and fill in the gaps.
Let’s say that you talked to all of the relatives that you can think of and you came across a last name. Maybe you do not have the second last name, but you know the city and state where they were born. Here’s how to begin.
There are thirty one states in Mexico. Just as in the United States, or any other country, there are little towns and villages and then there are big cities. If you have someone you believe is living in Mexico City and you only have one surname and it is Martinez, your chances of finding this person are remote to impossible. Mexico City is one of the largest cities in the world. Martinez is the fourth most popular Spanish name. There are thousands of people in Mexico City with the surname of Martinez. It would be virtually impossible to find someone with just the surname Martinez. That is why it is so important to have both last names.
On the other hand, if you have only one surname but it’s a name such as Alvarado and they are living in a small town, you could have success in finding them without having more information. Alvarado is not nearly as popular a name as Martinez. If you have a small town, it’s often true that anyone with the same last name is probably a relative. Many times I have located people with the same surname that turned out to be a relative of who I was looking for. So even if you don’t have a complete name, if the person is living in a small town or rural area, you may be able to use your information right now to find this person.
Next week . . . what if the person is a female?
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