Once in a while I get nostalgic and search for my classmates online. I think by now I’ve done a hundred searches or maybe more. But none of them came up. (Although some of them looked for me and easily found yours truly.)
Every time I’ve looked for them, and haven’t found anyone, I felt puzzled once again. Why and how is that even possible? It can’t be that they are offline. Not all of them…
Today, after a really long time (as usual) I realized once simple fact. About 50% of my efforts were totally useless. That is, all searches for my female classmates, using their maiden surnames were bound to fail. Because by now all of them (or most of them) should be married, and with another surname. Oops.
I guess I should focus more on my male classmates next time I look…
8 thoughts on “Classmates search enlightment”
Are there any opportunities to get any information by Internet about changing surnames?
Only if someone put it there. :)
It should be something like “person ABC is now known as person XYZ”. So that you can find the page by using old name, and see the new name.
odnoklassniki.ru is surprisingly not a bad website. At least a few of my classmates showed up there. They also ask both maiden and current surnames. :)
Isn’t there a FriendsReunited site for Russia? Hmm, quick google later, I guess not. The UK one is http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/ – maybe there’s a market for someone to start one for Russia!
MoiKrug.ru sounds like another LinkedIn-ish russian website.
sounds good. I’m tryin to register, but the confirmation email can’t get through though. Maybe it’ll arrive later on.
Anyway, thanks for the link.
the website that hazard pointed to is the one where classmates can get back into contact. It’s probably the most appropriate niche for such a service. I might be wrong, of course. :)
thanks for the link. Well, I’ve read a few reviews of MoiKrug.ru and people say that this is a really poor clone of LinkedIn.com, for Russians.
Businesswise, I am more interested in the international webservice, rather than a Russian one. But that’s probably due to my location, and locations of people I mostly worked with.
…and I don’t think I’ll be looking for work in Russia any time soon. :)