I used to Google my name on a fairly regular basis to see what was being said about me on the web. Now, however I let Google do the work for me, at least with newest postings on the web. I do this with a tool called Google Alerts. You can find it here:
I recently found a very interesting part of my history through a Google alert. That will be the topic of my next blog entry. But until then, give Google alerts a try. You never know what or who you might find.