If anyone has any details on where he might be please let me know, he and I might have a lot in common, thank you in advance for helping!
As an aside ...
I am "Tagging" this (General) 'Question' of yours, in this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum, to some specific 'Groups' in the Forum being:
(1) "Georgia Family History Research"; and,
(2) "Southern States Family History Research"; and,
(3) "United States Genealogy Research", and,
(4) "Adoption and Unknown Family Research",
for more coverage; and, in the hope that, the members of those groups may be able to answer/assist you.
Those Groups are "Public", which you can join, if you wish
@Georgia Family History Research
@Southern States Family History Research
@United States Genealogy Research
@Adoption and Unknown Family Research
check out these possibilities (I emphasize possible matches)
Did I understand correctly that he is living? If so you could search for him or relatives on Facebook, Google, or White Pages are my suggestion of where I would start.
To me, allowing this sort of inquiry on a FamilySearch forum always seems to be at odds with the policy regarding others not being able to see details of living persons entered on Family Tree.
Like Family Tree, items on this forum can be read worldwide, so could someone please explain why the apparent anomaly? That is, what the difference is regarding the respective privacy issues - e.g. maybe the Robert Brown here doesn't want to be found or have his family publicised! After all, most of the information we would input on living person IDs in Family Tree is in the public domain.
To make things clear, I am not arguing for the ability of the general public to view Living person data on Family Tree (for personal reasons, I don't even enter details of Living persons myself) but that posting the kind of question in this post in a familysearch.org product should not be deemed to be appropriate.
there actually are various sorts of records for living people within FamilySearch records (I'm not referring to FS Family Tree)
Much of that depends on whether or not it comes from a "public domain" database (meaning its legal to share it).
But if a record exists on the Internet for a living person (due to public domain databases) I see no reason not to share it.
Many of you can do a Familysearch (historical) record search on your OWN name - and find some interesting details. - again due to "public domain"
but records entered into FS Family TRee - yes are protected - because to not protect them would be in violation of various laws.
Distribution though of public domain data - from public domain databases - but potentially limited by and dependant on current federal, state and international law - could indeed include things like addresses and even birth dates depending on the source and location.
Numerous websites provide searching for living persons. Try this:
The available information depends on the person and the website used. In your case, you will find current address and phone number, as well as several possible email addresses.