Long-term evaluation of Extension programs, including 4-H programs, can be elusive because of the difficulty of locating former participants. The Internet is a tool that makes feasible this task of locating former participants. Guidelines for original record keeping are provided to further later success in locating individuals. Web sites are identified that were used in one completely successful search for 168 adults who had participated in a study as children roughly 25 years earlier. Strategies for using the Web sites are included because the process of using the Internet is not always straightforward.
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Bryant, B. K., & Raskauskas, J. L. (2004). The Internet as a Tool for Long-Term Program Evaluation: Locating "Lost" Individuals. The Journal of Extension, 42(4), Article 27. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol42/iss4/27