I am wanting to contact someone who has moved. I am trying to organize a reunion and I was ‘this close’ to getting the last two people, only to find out they moved within the past few months.
I have obtained forwarding addresses before by sending $1 to the Postmaster’s attention (at the office servicing the last known address), and referencing the Freedom of Information Act; the Postmaster would then send me a letter with the new info.
I did this for various people, but that was 10 years ago at our previous reunion time! Someone told me this wouldn’t work anymore, because the Privacy Act overrides the Freedom of Information Act.
As far as I know, the Post Office forwards stuff for 12 months after you move if you give them an address. So why don’t you just send them something to the address you have? (This is what happened with me, my forwarding ran out at the end of this last January.)