mssing persons in the 1920s

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where would you look to find missing people in the 1920s
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That depends on which part of the world they belonged to.

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Depends on the people, but typically all the places you would look for people between census records and creating a vital record. Unless you know a bit about them, it can be difficult since they could have changed names without going through the courts. In any case, if you have some idea of where they were, tax records, property records, probate records if they died, city directories, court records (we are a litigious country) and other records that record any types of transactions.
by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (550k points)
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Lexie, it depends on what you know about them to begin with.  In general, I would recommend familysearch.org.  They recently started to require joining, but it's free to do that.

Enter whatever information you have and choose the type of records you want to search.  Try to use approximate information for things like name spelling and ranges for dates - not only does this cover situations where you don't have exact information, but it also covers where typos or errors are in the records that are there.

Good Luck!
by Gaile Connolly G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

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