Has anyone ever tried one of these? I'm 20 years old and have never met my father. However, I know his name, where he was born, where he went to college, and I have a decent idea of where he's living now.
The only obstacle that I can see facing is that he was from Hawaii, and many times people there will have names that reflect their culture. When he went to college in Missouri on a football scholarship, he used an "Americanized" name and my mother isn't able to remember his real name since he never used it.
Should I go through a website that more or less uses public records to find people, or should I just try hiring someone? If anyone has ever used one of these services, your advice would be a huge help.