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Find Or Background People By Their:

Arrests, Mugshots, Criminal, Civil Records Social Media
Age, DOB, Relatives & Where Else They've Lived Friends, Associates & Relationships
Cell #s, Emails, Photos & Contact Information Marital Status (Single? Married? Ever Been Divorced?)
REVERSE SEARCHES on Cell #s, Emails, Usernames, Photos & Addresses Newspaper Articles
Assets (Homes, Boats, Planes...) Name (Search By First, Last or Partial)
Bankruptcies/Bad Debt Neighbors
Business, Employment, Profession Or Certification   Photos
Campaign Contributions Property (Real, Personal, Intellectual) 
Dating Profiles State, County, City or Zip
Death Records Intellectual Property (Websites, IP Address,
Patents, ©,® and )
 
Salaries:Federal & State Gov, Non Profits & Officers of Public Companies (Exact $ Amounts) Voter Records
Liens Misc. Public Records (Classmates, Military, Genealogies, Rare Names, etc.)

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General Advice Plus Links

*Finding People On The Internet (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step advice on how to find people.  Includes links to specialized search engines, local newspapers and more. 

Finding Women Who Have Married Or Divorced (Consumer-SOS)
Searching for women who have changed their names.

OOPS! I Sent My Letter To The Wrong Address!!!! (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on what to do. 

Reverse Lookups-Find The Name, Address Or Phone # When You Have Only Limited Information
Strange # on your phone bill? Find out who it belongs to.
Sent a letter to the wrong address? Find out who got it and call them! Also, good for sending Surprise birthday gifts- You never need to ask them for their address.

Locating People Overseas

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Internet Phone Books

The Ultimates (Search 4 Directories At Once)
www.anywho.com
Yahoo People Search 
Finding People Overseas
Whitepages.com
Find phone #s, addresses and approximate ages (within 4 years).

Names: Find Their Address, Phone # & Age (Google Search within Peoplebyname.com)
Works best if the name is uncommon or you'll have too many hits. In Google, change the name to the one you want and press enter. If the website gives you a page of the same last name, search by first name by pressing the Ctrl button and F on your keyboard. Then type in only the first name and hit enter to get there quickly. This resource doesn't have everybody but it gives a lot of good data if you find them.


Other Useful Tips & Directories

Use Social Network Sites & Other Directories To Background By First Name, Full Name, Email Address, Business or Website (Consumer-SOS)

Radaris
Search for names to get city/state they've lived, social media info, resumes, ages, etc.

Finding People On The Internet (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step advice on how to find people.  Includes links to specialized search engines, local newspapers and more. 

Find The Owner Of A Lost Cell Phone/What to Do If Yours Is Missing (Consumer-SOS)

Reverse Lookups-Find The Name, Address Or Phone # When You Have Only Limited Information (Consumer-SOS)
Strange # on your phone bill? Find out who it belongs to.
Sent a letter to the wrong address? Find out who got it and call them! Also, good for sending Surprise birthday gifts- You never need to ask them for their address.

Is it A Home or Cell Phone #?
Enter in the area code and phone number to see if the prefix is "Cellular". For landlines it will simply list the first three digits without the word "Cellular". Click Here for a backup site  (For cell #s it will say "cellular" by the word "prefix".

Prison Related People And Places (Consumer-SOS)

Other Public Records (Classmates, Military, Genealogies, etc.)

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Backgrounding People By Their Name, Phone #, Email or Address

Find Phone Numbers (Cell Phones Too) Find Addresses (Physical & Mail Drops )
Find Email Addresses Reverse Lookups (Background What You Find For More)
Find Photos (Mugshots Too) Names (Search By First, Last or Partial)

 

Find Their Phone #s

Find Their Cell Phone #s (Cyber Background Checks-USA Only)
Search by name for cell #s and look for "wireless." To verfiy if a wireless number is still active, plug it into the Cell Phone Reverse lookups. Use Spydialer.com to hear their voicemail without it being traced back to you!

Find Their Phone Number (Sleuth For The Truth Blogs)
Find cell phone numbers and landlines for free. Includes finding such in social media and corporate and domain name registrations.

Some Cell #s & Some Emails (TruePeopleSearch)
Look for "WIRELESS" next to the phone number. Also lists addresses but don't trust the "Current" address to be where they now live. May list their corporate filings, old and current. See PeopleSearchNow.com as a backup site.

Some Cell Phone Owners (USA-Peoplesearch.com)
Look for "WIRELESS" next to the phone number and click Show More" if needed. Not so good at finding cell #s and don't trust the relatives or expect to get their current address.

Find Their Phone #s (Advanced Background Checks)
Search by name for landlines. To verfiy if a number is still active, plug it into OKcaller.com or Spydialer.com to see what name turns up. At Spydialer you can also hear their voicemail without it being traced back to you!

Addresses, Phone #s/Relatives-Age Lookups, Emails (Consumer-SOS)
Don't know if you have the right John Smith?
Use the free age lookups to match their name with their age and relatives. Then copy down their contact info!
Much more comprehensive than the Internet phone books.
Phone #s are a place to start but not necessarily current.

Business Or Profession Or Certification (Consumer-SOS)
Find their phone # through the company they own, or through their licensing board.
Works for lawyers, doctors, insurance salesmen and anyone else who has their own company or
who needs a license to practice their profession.


Use Person's Name, Email Or Company To Get Their Website Which Will List Their Phone #
Once you have their domain name or website, see what you can find on the website. Don't forget to put the domain name through a Whosis lookup or their address, email or phone number. Click Here for another site that uses reverse lookups to get websites. For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa. For common names, search by email or something tied to owner.

Internet Phone Books (Consumer-SOS)
Use their name to find a phone #, or find more about them through their phone #, email or physical address.

Googling People By Their Address, Phone # or Email (Consumer-SOS)
Is it an old address or their current one? Google might tell you.

Is it A Landline or Cell Phone #?
Enter in the area code and phone number to see if the prefix is "Cellular". For landlines it will simply list the first three digits without the word "Cellular". Click Here or Here for a backup site  (For cell #s it will say "cellular" by the word "prefix".

Googling People By Their Address, Phone # or Email (Consumer-SOS)
Is it an old phone number or the current one? See who currently owns it.


Find Their Email Adresss

Find Company Emails (Consumer-SOS)
Get the emails of top decision makers with just their name, or their cell phone number or just by entering in their company website.

Find Personal Emails (Consumer-SOS)
Get the email of your old roommate, classmate or girlfriend.

Verfiy The Email Address Is Still Good (Consumer-SOS)
Sometimes the email is defunct. These links can help you know.

Company Emails
Get the actual email address or the format so you can guess based on their name.

Get Names & Positions of Key Players (Google Search Withn Signal.com)

Don't know who to contact? Click on the link above and change to the company and location you're searching for. It will list key people by name and position.Then find a few sample emails from the company (via the links below) so you can guess the email format and send them your message! Tip! Be sure to check Google or LinkedIn to confirm your target person is still with the company.

Googling Their Name For Their Company Email (Google String Search)
Click on link above and replace with the full name and first name of the person you're looking for. Leave all else the same. Example:replace the names below in red with your own.  "graham firestone" "graham * * com"

Appolo.io
Free sign up allows you to search for people's business email address based on their name or where they work. Got me two out of two business emails, but gave me useless inaccurate phone numbers. Not sure how many free lookups are given.

https://hunter.io/email-finder
Type in their last and first name and the company URL where they work, e.g. solvay.com to get their business email address. May be guessing format or actually scraping from hidden sources. It also may provide links within the company website that mention their name or email address; must do free sign up first (which I did.)

Outsmarting Rocketreach To Get Business Emails (And Some Personal Emails) All For Free
Use their free signup to get started. Then Google for emails within the RocketReach website like this: Graham Firestone solvay site:rocketreach.co (replace with your person's name and company or just their name if it's a rare one.) If you can't find their email, copy the format of the other emails you find. For example: firstname.lastname@company.com.

Find The Format of Company Emails: Get 25 Free Searches per month.(Hunter.io)
Good for finding sample emails of other people at the company so you can guess the email address of the person you're looking for. Not so good at finding your subject: The free sign up displays just 1 page of 10 emails. Note: To search for a person after you get a list of emails, try entering their name in their "find a Person" field. But it doesn't work well.

Find Emails Or The Email Formats For Company Owners or Employees
To get the actual emails for employees, enter a business web address like this: sleuthforthetruth.com or consumer-sos.com. Also shows you the email format to reach those not listed. For example: first initial.last name or firstname.lastname@company.com.

Extract Emails From A Webpage
Find an email address embedded in a web page even if you can't see it!
Try entering in the URLS of several pages on the website in addition to their home page and contact page. Good for when a website conceals email addresses or only has a form page for complaints.

Find Emails in a Business or Personal Website (Through Google)
Click on the Google link above above
Replace text in red below with the desired website (two replacements).
Example site:solvay.com intext:"@solvay.com

Get All Web Pages on a Website So You Can Scrape Emails & Phone Numbers (Phonebook.cz)
Type in a website such as sleuthforthetruth.com to get all the links to the various webpages it has. Choose URLs which will list these as clickcable links (including someo hidden ones that could show people, projects or data). To get emails and phone numbers inbedded in the site paste all links into a free bulk email checker to extract. For example, sign up for the free webscraper at https://botster.io/ which gives you 900 credits upon sign up. Then paste in your list of URLs to see what they can extract. You'll need to pay if you have a larger site but 900 credits may give you at least a dozen or two of pages.

Find Email Addresses of Companies and People (Skymem)
Type in the URL/website of the company or if unknown, type in the company name. It will pull out email addresses and give you the format in case the person you want to reach is unlisted.

Business Or Profession Or Certification (Consumer-SOS)
Find their contact information through the company they own, or through their licensing board.
Works for lawyers, doctors, insurance salesmen and anyone else who has their own company or
who must be licensed to practice their profession.

Use Person's Name, Or Company To Get Their Website Which Will List Their Address, Email Or Phone #
Once you have their domain name or website, see what you can find on the website. Don't forget to put the domain name through a Whosis lookup for their address, email or phone number. Click Here for another site that uses reverse lookups to get websites. For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa. For common names, search by email or something tied to owner.

Get Their Email Address (Sleuth For The Truth Blogs)
How to find email addresses through LinkedIn, their company, professional licenses, their websites, trademarks and more.

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Personal Emails

Find Their Email Addresses (Cyber Background Checks-USA Only)
Search by name for email addresses. Will often have a few, where only one is active. To verfiy it's the right email address, plug it into the Email Address Reverse Lookups. Use Spydialer.com to hear their voicemail without it being traced back to you!

That's Them (Name Search-USA Only)
Bad for current address but pulls up lots of emails with one or two being accurate. May include a business email too. (Had two of mine.)

Some Cell #s & Some Emails (TruePeopleSearch)
Also lists addresses but don't trust the "Current" address to be where they now live. May list their corporate filings, old and current. 

Outsmarting Rocketreach To Get Business Emails (And Some Personal Emails) All For Free
Use their free signup to get started. Then Google for emails within the RocketReach website like this: Graham Firestone solvay site:rocketreach.co (replace with your person's name and company or just their name if it's a rare one.) If you can't find their email, copy the format of the other emails you find. For example: firstname.lastname@company.com.

Extract Emails From A Website (Free)
Want an email contact from someone's website? To get a list of emails within a URL, enter the URL in the search box like this, consumer-sos.com then select "Email Addresses," and click Submit. It may pull up emails imbedded in the site.  

Still can't find their contact info? Next, scroll back to the top and Select URL and Submit. This will often give you a directory of links within the targeted website and sometimes lists hidden contacts or other parts of the website you may ordinarily not have access to. (look for links ending in /contactus or /contacts) To see where the deep link leads, do not click it, just copy and paste it into your Internet address box.

Extract Emails From A Webpage
Find an email address embedded in a particular web page even if you can't see it!
Try entering in the URLS of several pages on the website starting with their home page and contact page. Good for when a website conceals email addresses or only has a form page for complaints.

Melissa Data People Search
May pull up a personal or business email through a name lookup. Or use their home addess to possibly get their email address.

Use Person's Name, Or Company To Get Their Website Which Will List Their Address, Email Or Phone #
Once you have their domain name or website, see what you can find on the website. Don't forget to put the domain name through a Whosis lookup for their address, email or phone number. Click Here for another site that uses reverse lookups to get websites. For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa. For common names, search by email or something tied to owner.

Emails, Addresses, Phone #s/Relatives-Age Lookups (Consumer-SOS)
Don't know if you have the right John Smith?
Use the free age lookups to match their name with their age and relatives. Then copy down their contact info!
Emails are a place to start but not necessarily current.

Reverse Lookups-Find The Name, Email, Street Address, Photo Or Phone # When You Have Only Limited Information (Consumer-SOS)
Unknown email address? Want to background who it belongs to.

Googling People By Their Address, Phone # or Email (Consumer-SOS)
Is it an old address or their current one? Google might tell you.

Get Their Email Address (Sleuth For The Truth Blogs)
How to find email addresses through LinkedIn, their company, professional licenses, their websites, trademarks and more.

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Verfiy Their Email Is Still Good

Email Validators
Is it a working email or a one way trip to the Bermuda Triangle? See Backup Link as well.

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Find Their Physical Addresses

Addresses, Phone #s/Relatives-Age Lookups, Emails (Consumer-SOS)
Don't know if you have the right John Smith?
Use the free age lookups to match their name with their age and relatives. Then copy down their contact info!
Addresses are a place to start but not necessarily current.

Check Property Records For Current Address (Real, Personal, Intellectual) 
If they own a house you'll know exactly where to find them.

Business Or Profession Or Certification (Consumer-SOS)
Find their contact information through the company they own, or through their licensing board.
Works for lawyers, doctors, insurance salesmen and anyone else who has their own company or
who must be licensed to practice their profession.

Find Your Old Address Or Former Housemates from that Address (Consumer-SOS)
Need your former addreses for an employer background check? Or to find the sorority sister or old housemate who you used to live with but who now moved, married or has changed names?

Bankruptcies/Bad Debt (Consumer-SOS)
Find their address through recent bankruptciy filings.

Arrests, Mugshots, Criminal, Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Find their address through recent arrest mugshots.

Voting Records In All 50 states & DC
Confirm their address from voting registration records. Records may show party affiliation, and an address. You will need DOB and county. (See Age/Relative/DOB lookups).


Find Their Current Address (Sleuth For The Truth Blog)
Find current addresses through real property, professional licenses, bankruptcies, voting records, arrest records and more.

Use Person's Name, Email Or Company To Get Their Website Which Will List Their Address, Email Or Phone #
Once you have their domain name or website, see what you can find on the website. Don't forget to put the domain name through a Whosis lookup for their address, email or phone number. Click Here for another site that uses reverse lookups to get websites.
For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa. For common names, search by email or something tied to owner.

Googling People By Their Address, Phone # or Email (Consumer-SOS)
Is it an old address or their current one? Google might tell you.

Reverse Lookups-Find The Name, Email, Street Address, Photo Or Phone # When You Have Only Limited Information (Consumer-SOS)
Wanna see what the address looks like or who it belongs to? Learn if it's a home, business or mail drop.

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also Finding Their Neighbors (Consumer-SOS)

Find Their New Mailing Address  (Consumer-SOS)
Get the Post Office to send you their forwarding address. (Tried twice without success: Post Office won't follow its own rules)

PO Box Lookup-Finding If The Address Is Really A Concealed PO Box Or Finding A Business Or Person Through Their Post Office Box (Consumer-SOS)


Find Their Photos
Plug in their email, cell phone # or username to get their photo and the name on the account. Is the photo of someone else? Is it them using another name?
Once you have a photo
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REVERSE SEARCHES/Photos to pull up even more info!

Get Their Photo & Name with Just a Cell # or Email Address (Skypli.com)
With just their cell phone #, email or username tap into a Skype worldwide database of 1.7 billion users to see their names and photos!
Does the photo match? Did you get a different name? Getting no matches is one thing. But something is wrong if their contact info leads to an entirely different person! Could be they have many identities.

IDCrawl by Name
Use their full name (no quotes) and narrow by state to get a photo, resume, social media, school, the websites they own and maybe even their usernames. Works best with rare names or you'll get too many hits. Got me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

IDCRAWL by Username
To get their photo & social media profiles, plug in their old username or for unique emails, the first part before the @ sign.

Arrests, Mugshots, Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Often you can get a photo from their mugshot or state criminal records. A huge number of people have criminal records, even if they never were convicted of a crime.

Facebook
Facebook keeps changing their searches. But it's always worth plugging in an email or a cell phone #...just in case.

PeekYou (Good for Rare Names, or When You Can Weed Out Dupes)
Compiles social information, sometimes with a photo, as well as age and relatives.

LinkedIn
Search by first and last name for photos or profession..

Google Image Search
Best for rare names but hard to verify if accurate unless the photo has a title or other metadata. May pull up associated websites. Can add extra words to narrow your search, e.g. (Graham Firestone Attorney)

Legacy.com (Google Search within Site)
See photos and obituaries. Replace name in Google search box with your subject's.
Add city or middle name for common names. Examples:
"Will Hooper" Atlanta site:legacy.com (add a city to narrow down leads)
"Will * Hooper" Atlanta site:legacy.com (* is used when don't know middle initial)
"Will Flavious Hooper" site:legacy.com (with middle name)

Does Their Email Address Pull Up A Photo?  (Epieos: Worldwide)
A shadow of its former self maybe now a waste of time! Put in any email address, even from Hotmail or Yahoo to get a name or photo from their Gmail account. Does it match the person you were looking for? To see where they live (or lived when the account was set up) copy the maps link into the address box up top. Sometimes it pulls up an additional photo along with their real name, if you click on Bing or Google or Yandex link that it provides below.


How To Find Someone's New Mailing Address
So the person moved and you want their new address. Not a problem as long as they moved less than 18 months ago and left the Post Office a forwarding address.

Simply send a stamped envelope to the person's last known address and include your return address on the top left corner of the envelope like in a normal letter. Then just below your return address be sure to include these magic words "Return Service Requested" These buzz words are called an endorsement. When the Post Office receives the letter with the endorsement, they'll send it back to you along with the person's new forwarding address.

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Name, Chat Groups & The Search Engines

Using AI For Free Instant Background Checks (Fun But Scary)
Find out what the Internet says about you and others using simple questions and the power of AI! Best to put in a name plus other identifiers like occupation or a business or a city or state. The AI then plunges through the Internet and extracts a synopsis based on free data sources like Youtube, Facebook, LinkedIn company webpages and more. For how to use, see this Sleuth For The Truth Blog
 

Google for an Exact Phrase Using Quotes (Sleuth For The Truth)
Learn the pros and cons of Googling with quotes.

https://webmii.com/
Search by first and last name to find people on various websites. To narrow your results,
hit the + button and add key words like attorney or their city or state.

Find Or Background By First Name, Last Name, Full Name, Partial Last Name, Email Address, Business or Website (Consumer-SOS)
Don't get lost on the Internet! Match a name with their photo or age so you know you got the right person.

Finding People On The Internet (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step advice on how to find people.  Includes links to specialized search engines, local newspapers and more. 

PeopleSearchNow
Use name to get Age, Companies they may own, Phone Numbers, Relatives and a list of Addresses.

THE SEARCH ENGINES BELOW WILL LOCATE PEOPLE BY NAME AND HELP DETERMINE WHERE THE PERSON LIVES NOW. ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND THEIR CITY, COUNTY AND STATE, SEARCH THE CITY, COUNTY AND STATE WEBSITES FOR COURT RECORDS, LOCAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, LIENS, ETC.

Names: Find Their Address, Phone # & Age (Google Search within Peoplebyname.com)
Works best if the name is uncommon or you'll have too many hits. In Google, change the name to the one you want and press enter. If the website gives you a page of the same last name, search by first name by pressing the Ctrl button and F on your keyboard. Then type in only the first name and hit enter to get there quickly. This resource doesn't have everybody but it gives a lot of good data if you find them.

Radaris
Search for names to get city/state they've lived, social media info, resumes, ages, etc.

Finding Women Who Have Married Or Divorced  (Consumer-SOS)
How to find women who have changed their names.

Broken Link Even with Google Cache?
Enter web address into the Way Back Machine and hit "take me back". Shows info on website from years ago.

People Search Advice Plus Links (Consumer-SOS)

The Best Search Engines For People Searches
Try Google first. This site is a central spot to do free searches on many  good search engines. For search tricks click here.

Plug the web address into the Way Back Machine by entering the website URL in the search box and hitting "take me back".

Find Someone's Date Of Birth And Where They Live (Consumer-SOS)

City, County & State Governments Online (All 50 States)
Get local court records, liens and property records by going to the homepage of the city, county or state. For more on Counties, click Here. For more on Cities, click Here.

Find The County By The City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get the county. Then do a records search in that county. us s

Directory Of Nick Names
Lists proper names and their nick names. To search by
nick name, click on a link and use the Control F function, otherwise scroll 
down the list of proper names alphabetically.

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Property


Real Property (Homes, Land, Buildings, Etc.)

Real Property (Consumer-SOS)
Find out who owns what & where. Can even do a name search for homes in other states!

Private Corporations They Might Own (Consumer-SOS)
Search by individual or company name to see who owns it. Companies might have land, equipment or other assets.
Pierce the corporate veil. If the owner is using the company as their alter ego, you might be able to get their assets.

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Personal Property
(Cars, Equipment, Pensions, Stock...)

Personal Property & Fixtures (Consumer-SOS) 
Boats, planes, cars, equipment, what they've bought on e-Bay. Also see what else they own through criminal and bankruptcy records!

Salaries-Federal & State Employees (Consumer-SOS)
Some states even list the $ amount in their retirement funds!

Public Corporations
Look up companies, officers, their stock & salaries and what else they own.

By Their Unclaimed Money/Property (Consumer-SOS)
Gives you the last known address of those people with unclaimed money or property. Includes pensions.

By Their License Plate or Tickets (Consumer-SOS)
Need to warn or report an aggressive or dishonest driver who thinks they're anonymous? Find their name and contact information through their license plate (which may also reveal the car they own as well as month of birth).

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Intangible Property
(Websites, Patents, ©,® and ™)

Their Intellectual Property (Consumer-SOS)
Find out all about their websites, copyrights, trademarks, brand names and international patents.

Protecting Your Intellectual Property (Consumer-SOS)
Get free email alerts of possible infringement so you can stop others from using your research, trademark or invention. The free tools below will send you an email alert or at least give you a one-stop link to check for updates.

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Other Places To Find Property Records

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get the county. Then do a records search in that county.

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To Search What Someone Has Bought, Sold or Given Away

Search Recent Postings on Craigslist, Recycler, Penny Saver And Elsewhere, All At Once
Put in a phone number, name or email to see what they're buying, selling or exchanging.  A phone number may reveal a name or email or vice versa.  Good for about three weeks of postings.

Searching On Ebay

  1. Click Here for where to Enter the member’s user ID or email address.
    Or on Ebay’s Homepage and click the "Advanced Search" link at top and then "Find a Member" (bot. left under Member’s section).
     
  2. Enter the member’s user ID or email address. If you’re not sure of the exact user ID, enter your closest guess with the fewest # of characters you’re sure of. Or try a last name, since emails often consist of last names anyway. (note, if you're asked to sign in, use your back button and enter in only the part of the email to the left of the @).
     
  3. Enter the verification code that is displayed.
     
  4. Click the "Search" button. Your search results will include an  exact match or close matches.
     
  5. May display "items sold," the user profile names who either bought or sold from the subject, and user reviews. May also reveal the subject’s city and state.
     
  6. To see underlying item, click on the Item Number (i.e. Item #: 7033102887). Or Check "view item". Some items may not be clickable.

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Finding People By Their Unclaimed Money Or Property

www.missingmoney.com
A joint effort of NAUPA and CheckFree, an electronic commerce service provider, that plans to combine information from all the states into one database. Type your name into their national search engine and you can learn if money is being held in your name.  They also have a state directory where you can search for the same.

Life Insurance or Annuity Locator (Free Request Form)
The NAIC Life Policy Locator can help locate a life insurance policy or annuity contract of a deceased family member or close relationship. Requires a free sign up and then to fill out a form with the name, SS#, date of birth & death and other information of the deceased person. For more, see FAQs.

HUD Insurance Refunds (National)
Find the address of those people who had a HUD/FHA insured mortgage, and  may be eligible for a refund on part of their insurance premiums. enter the "
Last name, First name  and MI". If you are not sure of the correct spelling just type in the first few letters of the last name. For example, you could enter SMITH JOHN E, SMITH, or even SMI.

Unclaimed Pension Money (Unclaimed Refunds)
Type in a name or search by their company.

Unclaimed Tax Refunds   
Type in your name and state to see if you're listed in the IRS Refund Database.

http://unclaimed.org/
The official site of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators lists contact information for state and federal unclaimed property offices and provides links to searchable databases.

www.lostmoney.com


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Age Plus!

READ THIS FIRST!!!!
Search by first and last name ONLY!. Or add a state where they live.
DO NOT check the boxes for age, gender, middle name OR YOU WILL MISS RECORDS!

DOB &_Marital_Status States & Cities Lived, College,Employment, Relatives
Addresses, Emails, Phone #s/Relatives

Find Their County (plug in their city)

 

DOB, Marital Status & Relatives
States like GA, have a vehicle owner's birth month on their car tag.

Age Calculator - How Old Am I?
Enter in DOB of someone for their exact age as of today. Good for age lookups.

Marital Status (Consumer-SOS)
Single? Married? Ever Been Divorced?

DOB By Voting Records (Consumer-SOS)
Almost 40 states of free voter records-often with their DOB!

MyLife.com
Excellent free DOB website but must bypass their main screen.
Enter in a name or email address. Works best for yahoo emails. Often wrong on political party affiliation or marital status.

FamilySearch.org
See people's DOB with free sign up (no need to fill out your own family tree). Once logged in, go to Search and then Records to look up subject, maybe add a state. Should give places lived and DOB! Can also search by name and birth year, but not so accurate.

FamilyTreeNow
Can give DOB, employment, middle name, addresses, phone numbers and relatives.  Pretty extensive.  Even found my elusive boss by her maiden name. Lists a job of mine, my DOB, plenty of my prior addresses and relatives.

Public Info Directory (Birthdates, Addresses, Phone #s)
While it's hit or miss here, you can hit the jackpot with 20 years of free address info, plus full date of birth and sometimes even the companies they own.  Ages are not always accurate but it listed my addresses from law school and college! Scroll down the full page so you don't miss anything. Plug what you find into Google.

DOB Through 60 Million Voter Records
Search by name or name and state. Information varies but you usually get either a year or date of birth. Says it covers Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington. However, if you can't find it sometimes you can find the person by going to these sites individually. Also Google voter registration search with the name of your state.

Age, Party Affiliation & Address of Voters (CT, FL, NV, NY, OH, PA)
Just enter their first and last name in their Voter or Email Search box. Choose your state and see what info they gave to the US government! Ages most accurate, address and partial affiliations subject to change.

Arrests, Mugshots, Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Their mugshot or sex offender records often list a DOB! And these records are more common than you think!

See also Consumer-SOS Marital Status (Single? Married? Ever Been Divorced?)

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Age, States & Cities Lived, College, Employment, Relatives

National Lookup For Government Salaries: State, County & City (Missing Records but Still Good)
Searches nearly 100 million salary records from US federal agencies, states, counties, cities, universities, colleges, and public K-12 schools. Can go back 10 plus years. Verify their job title, places they've worked and salary. Just plug in their first name and last name. Add a state for common names.

IDCrawl (by Full Name)
Use their full name (no quotes) to get a photo, resume, social media, school, the websites they own and maybe even their usernames. Works best with rare names or you'll get too many hits. Got me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Veripages
May pull up age with Facebook or Linkedin resume info or link to DOB on My Life.  Search by city or state if the name is a common one. Then click on VIEW FULL PROFILE to get their name, age, and sometimes their employer or resume. AVOID CLICKING ON "DETAILS" (takes you to a pay site).

Radaris
Search for names, ages, addresses and phone numbers. Good for tracking professionals-often lists work history and companies they've owned. Click on the person you want or scroll to the bottom of the page for even more. Compiles news on them.

Recruit'em X-Ray Search of LinkedIn Employee Profiles
Confirm the person's job title or company or find others with the same job title.

Enter the “Country” and Job Title” only. In the “Key Words” field you can add the the person's name and company if known. DO NOT USE “Current Employer” field as it will miss things.

FamilyTreeNow
Can give DOB, employment, middle name, addresses, phone numbers and relatives.  Pretty extensive.  Even found my elusive boss by her maiden name. Lists a job of mine, my DOB, plenty of my prior addresses and relatives.

XLEK (Birthdates, Addresses, Phone #s, Emails)
While it's hit or miss here, you can hit the jackpot with 20 years of free address info, plus full date of birth and sometimes even the companies they own.  Ages are not always accurate but it listed my addresses from law school and college! Scroll down the full page so you don't miss anything. Plug what you find into Google. Sometimes tells you the car they bought, whether they visited the whitehouse and more!

FastPeopleSearch
Retrieves emails, the subject's companies, old phone numbers and cell phone #s.
It had plenty of the wrong ones but also the right ones mixed in. Google everything for more clues. Use OKcaller.com and spydialer.com to reverse lookup who owns each phone number and verify if it's a cell. To send an email to the subject, send it to yourself with all the other email adresses in the BCC field. The one where your subject responds is obviously the correct email!

MyRelatives.com  (USA Only)
Emails, age, phone numbers, businesses owned, addresses (addresses and dates often mixed up) (may have current email buried among old or wrong emails).

USA People Search
Learn their age, their middle name and the last 1-5 places where they lived. Then look them up in the appropriate state, county and city databases. Click Here for alternate site.

PeopleSearchNow
Age, Middle Name, Company, Relatives, Addresses, Phone Numbers.

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Age, Addresses & Phone #s/Relatives, Emails

Cyberbackgroundchecks.com (USA Only)
Excellent to find ages, relatives, Cell #s, email addresses and physical addresses. Addresses go back over 20 years and has reverse lookups for phone and emails!

FastPeopleSearch
Retrieves emails, the subject's companies, old phone numbers and cell phone #s.
It had plenty of the wrong ones but also the right ones mixed in. Google everything for more clues. Use OKcaller.com and spydialer.com to reverse lookup who owns each phone number and verify if it's a cell. To send an email to the subject, send it to yourself with all the other email adresses in the BCC field. The one where your subject responds is obviously the correct email!

Excellent For Addresses & Landline Phone #s (findpeoplesearch.com)
Also may reveal current emails.Often gets relatives wrong.

Phone Numbers and Poss Defunct Businesses, Addresses Too (truepeoplesearch.com)
Had a bunch of landlines for ex GF, plus 20 years of my address history.

PeopleSearchNow
Age, Middle Name, Company, Relatives, Addresses, Phone Numbers.

Old Domain Registrations & Corporations
Can get emails, physical addresses and phone #s from old domain registrations when the new one was paid to be private
Got my prior companies no longer in existence, plus address and phone number plus a valid email address, plus 20 years of address info.Takes a while to load.

MyRelatives.com
Emails, age, phone numbers, Business owned, addresses (addresses and dates often mixed up (may have current email buried among old or wrong emails)

Find Their Current Address (Blog By Sleuth For The Truth)
Find someone's physical address and confirm you got the right place to send them a happy lawsuit, all for free!

Age, Addresses Phone Numbers and Relatives (advancedbackgroundchecks.com)
After you click on the right person, "See Full Info" to get their current and prior phone numbers, addresses, prior addresses and sometimes their company. Then plug these addresses and phone #s into Google for even more! The address they list as current may be an old address with the current address burried in the middle of the list.

XLEK (Birthdates, Addresses, Phone #s, Emails)
While it's hit or miss here, you can hit the jackpot with 20 years of free address info, plus full date of birth and sometimes even the companies they own.  Ages are not always accurate but it listed my addresses from law school and college! Scroll down the full page so you don't miss anything. Plug what you find into Google. Sometimes tells you the car they bought, whether they visited the whitehouse and more!

FamilyTreeNow
Can give DOB, employment, middle name, addresses, phone numbers and relatives.  Pretty extensive.  Even found my elusive boss by her maiden name. Lists a job of mine, my DOB, plenty of my prior addresses and relatives.

Melissa Lookups (Personator People Search)
Best for name searches only. Do not use this general screen to search for phone numbers only. Doesn't do well for email reverse lookups either
Name lookup may give address, birth month and year. Tells who the owner of their residence is. (if it's not them it means they rent)
Was able to find my mom's current address when she had been there for just two years. After a few lookups you may be required to sign up for more free lookups.
It's worth it. They give you at lease a dozen every month, maybe more!

The White Pages 
Returns a "current" address and phone number, and maybe who they live with. Address may not be current so verify by using government and professional licensing records.

Peoplesmart
Search for names, addresses and phone numbers. It's hit or miss if you'll get an address.  Also has a reverse phone lookup function.

Rare Names: Find Their Address, Phone # & Age (Google Search Within Peoplebyname.com)
In Google, change the name to the one you want and press enter. If the website gives you a page of the same last name, search by first name by pressing the Ctrl button and F on your keyboard. Then type in only the first name and hit enter to get there quickly. This resource doesn't have everybody but it gives a lot of good data if you find them. (It's harder to search for common names as you cannot select a state to narrow down your leads.)

PeekYou (Good for Rare Names, or When You Can Weed Out Dupes)
Compiles social information as well as age and relatives.

Radaris (Good for Rare Names, or When You Can Weed Out Dupes)
Search for names, ages, addresses and phone numbers. Good for tracking professionals-often lists work history and companies they've owned. Click on the person you want or scroll to the bottom of the page for even more. Compiles news on them.

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Find The Counties They Live In (After finding Their Cities in Age Lookups Above)

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get their county. Then search that county's court records. 

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By Their License Plate or Tickets
Once you identify them, encourage them to make nice with this friendly letter below.  Dear (last name), at x date and time your vehicle was seen doing... at x location. I have submitted your name, address and the make and model of your vehicle to the local police departmentYour license plate has also been reported to the following bad driver websites so others can furnish this to the police the next time you try a similar stunt. And remember YOU ARE NOT ANONYMOUS. Good day.

InfoTracer (Free)
Select "Plate" and plug in their license plate number for the make and model of their vehicle. Good if need to report to the police. Photo displayed may be a diffierent color vehicle of same make and model. For the driver's name, you'll have to pay.

License Plate Lookup (Costs $)
Around $50.

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Businesses
(Finding People By....)

The Company They Own (Consumer-SOS)
Also shows officers and agents of the company.

Their Profession/License Or Certifications (Consumer-SOS)
Are they really a Doctor, Lawyer, Notary etc...
Check out Bankers ,CPAs, Doctors, Government Directories Of People & Their Salaries, Lawyers, Lobbyists, and more.

Employment, College, Relatives, States & Cities Lived Ins (Consumer-SOS)
Often info is self published and taken from Social Media.

Their Business Networking Sites (Consumer-SOS)
Find people based on what they publish about themselves. Sometimes information taken from other published resources. May even have their photo.

Their Intellectual Property (Consumer-SOS)
Websites, Patents, ©,® and ™)

Their Government Job, Non Profit Job or Position At A Publicly Traded Company (Consumer-SOS)
Enter in their name and confirm if they really work there! Verify the job titles, salaries and length of employment of those who work for the goverment,
non-profits, foundatons and large publicly traded corporations.

Use Social Network Sites & Other Directories To Background By First Name, Full Name, Email Address, Business or Website (Consumer-SOS)


Their Business Networking Sites

LinkedIn
Search by first and last name for photos or profession. No need to sign in. Information is self volunteered and may not be accurate.

ZoomInfo
Extracts information about people and companies from various published resources. However, often information is self published and may not be reliable.

Plaxo (Photo, Profession)
Can search for photos based on a name. May list profession. Must sign up for more info.

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Find People By The Company They Own

Private Corporations (Consumer-SOS)
Search by individual or their company.

Public Corporations (Consumer-SOS)
Look up by company or search by officers.

Foundations & Non-Profits (Consumer-SOS)
Search by individual or company.

Companies or People Involved in Patent Litigation (RPX Database)
Type in their last name or their company to learn their state of incorporation, their company and address information. Often can learn more by clicking on a copy of the legal complaint, which tells address and owner information.

BBB National Complaint Database
Find the business by name, phone number or web address and learn who owns it.  To increase the chance of finding the company just enter a part of the company's name.

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By Their Profession/License Or Certifications

Banking Notaries
CPAs/Accountants Pilots
Doctors Radio/DJs
Government Real Estate
Insurance Stock Brokers/Investment Advisors
Lawyers Teachers
Lobbyists Other Professionals
Mortgage/Reverse Mortgages (Brokers & Bus.)  


Banking

FDIC Bank Find
Use FDIC Bank Find to find your bank's website, its headquarters, the bank's holding company and the bank's annual reports (from which you can verify the Bank's President and Officers, principal place of business, mergers, whether it's still open, etc). Simply search for the bank by name. If numerous banks appear, check those banks listed as "Active" (see right and side). Then after clicking on your bank, check out the link called "Last Financial Information".  Works even for National Banks that are regulated by the Comptroller of the Currency.

Find A Bank Or Holding Company-National Information Center
The National Information Center (NIC) is a central repository of data about banks and other institutions for which the Federal Reserve has a supervisory, regulatory, or research interest, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations operating in the United States. This web site provides access to NIC data, allowing the public to search for detailed information about banking organizations.

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Has lawyers, doctors and CPAs too!

Banking Officers Who've Been Disciplined (For National Banks Only)
Will give you the name of the individual disciplined, the year it happened and the city and state where the bank is located. (This is likely where they also live).

Find A Bank By Its 9 Digit Wire Transfer Routing Number (US)
Have the 9 digit American Banking Assoc. number from a bank account, but don't know the bank? Enter the number here to learn the financial institution involved. May be able to garnish the account or then find out more about the individual.

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CPAs/Accountants

Certified Public Accountants
(All 50 States & DC & More)
See if they're really certified. Provides their name and address.

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Has lawyers, doctors and CPAs too!

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Doctors
Depending on the type of doctor, you may have to check several different state licensing boards, e.g. dentists may be in a separate directory than cancer doctors. Official state medical licensing boards are ALWAYS more complete than the commercial physician directories.

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Official licensing boards for all doctors, lawyers, CPAs and various other licensed professionals!

UN Medical Doctors Worldwide
Is he really an American doctor stuck overseas, or just scamming you. The list of UN Examining Physicians Worldwide provides the names and contact info for ALL UN doctors. Once you've opened the list, search by last name by holding down both CTRL and F on your keyboard.

Doctors In Trouble With The DEA (Replace last name with theirs in Google Search Box)
For doctors arrested and prosecuted by the DEA, click on the link above, and replace the name "Dively" with the last name of the doctor you wish to background. Or you can search year by year (the most thorough way).

National Commercial DR Lookups
Use these below when you don't know the state he could practice in. However, these are NEVER as complete as the offical state DR licensing boards, as they can miss listing legitimate doctors. To be absoutely certain, check the medical licensing boards in any of the states where the doctor claims to live or practice medicine.

Doc Info (National, No State Required)
Missing some records but worth looking into. If he's there, stop looking. If he's not, check the official medical boards in the state where he claims to live or practice.

Doctor Search (National But Must Select A State)
Get their city, state, type of practice, medical school they attended and the year they graduated.  May also have their phone number. Best to search only by their last name and state.

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Salaries: Government, Non Profits, Foundations & Publicly Traded Companies

Salaries: State, City & County Employees (Consumer-SOS)
Find their name, title, where they work and what they're paid.

Salaries: Federal Employees (Excludes Postal Workers)
Search by last name to find their salary, branch and location.
The list has most executive branch employees but does not cover the White House, Congress, and some independent agencies and commissions. Excluded are employees involved in security work, FBI, CIA, defense department, nuclear materials, and other jobs essential to national security.

Salaries: Postal Workers
Find the salaries of over a half a million federal post office employees for the last 5 years.

Salaries: Foundations & Non-Profits (Consumer-SOS)
Look up salaries of the 5 highest employees. May give you up to 20.

Salaries: Publicly Traded Corporations (Consumer-SOS)
Look up the salaries and stock benefits of the highest paid corporate officers.

Salaries: US Congress (House & Senate, Committee Members, Their Aids & Staff)
Find salaries of staff and other non-elected members.
Use the tabs to search by last name, state, or job title. Results appear at bottom.

Salaries: State Legislators (All 50 States)
Their salaries and hourly wages don't seem to match.

Government and State Employee Directories (About 30 States Included)
These directories may include email addresses and phone numbers, departments and more. These sites may be inaccurate so don't assume your subject is lying just because he's unlisted.

State Employee Directories (Google)
Can't find your state? Simply add your state as the last word in Google's search box.
i.e. Government and State Employee Directories California
Government and State Employee Directories  "New York"
 

Lookup the Salaries of People in Your State Government (Scroll down for Canada & State by State)

National Lookup For Government Salaries: State, County & City (Missing Records but Still Good)
Searches nearly 100 million salary records from federal agencies, states, counties, cities, universities, colleges, and K-12 schools.
Verify their job title, places they've worked and salary amount. Just p
lug in their first name and last name. Add a state for common names.

Free One Stop Salary Lookup for State and Fed Employees (Also Verifies Their Work History)
Enter the person's name, then sort by state for a list of names with the state or federal agency they work/worked for.
Includes public school teachers. Missing a bunch of records for each year, but may go up through two years ago. Fed jobs are marked "FD", no state. But when you open the link, it shows their salary, job title and work location. Also verifies their employment history! For example, if it shows 10 years of data for Graham Firestone, school cafeteria cook, that's proof of where I worked and when! You can also see if I changed job titles (was I ever promoted...)

State, County And Federal Salary Information In All 50 States (PI Buzz)
If you can't find it here, scroll down below.


Alabama

Public Salaries from PI Buzz

Newest Salary Databases (Google)


Alaska

City & County Salaries In Alaska (2012)

Municipality of Anchorage Payroll (Year Not Stated)

Most Recent Salary Databases (Google)

Arizona

Public AZ Salaries From PI Buzz

Newest Salary Databases (Google)

Arkansas

Arkansas State Salary Database
This database contains base salaries of employees from all state agencies. Salaries and compensation are only shown for those earning more than $37,823.

Public Colleges & Universities

School District Salaries

Newest Arkansas Salary Databases (Google)


California

California Public Salaries
Salary databases for California cities, counties schools and universities.

State Worker Salary Database
Salaries of California's 300,000-plus state workers and view up to eight years of their pay history.

San Francisco Bay Area Public Salary Database (2012-2013)

City & County Salaries in California (up through 2013)
May have lots of gaps but there are salary records from 2007-2013.

County of Nevada Public Salaries (2011-2014)

Newest Salary Databases For California (Google)


Colorado

Colorado Public Salary Databases (Google)

Public Salaries From PI Buzz

Connecticut

Connecticut State Salary Database (6 Years of Data)
To search by name click on "Advanced Search"
Totals are for the fiscal year which runs from July 1 through June 30.
Please note that the amounts shown may represent partial year totals if the employee was not employed for the full year or was employed by multiple agencies.

State Empoyee Salaries of 2012


Delaware

Delaware Salary Databases From Google

Worchester Teacher Salaries


Florida

State Of Florida Public Salaries
Departments include that of the Lottery, Justice Administrative Commission (e.g. state attorney, public defender) and State Courts System (e.g. Judges) employees. It does not include Legislature, state university system, benefit-only entities, or municipal / county government employees.

University Of Central Florida Public Salaries

Florida University System Employees (2014)
About 12 state schools covered.

Orange County Salaries

Download Year 2008 Pubic Salaries For Florida

Escambia County Employees (Includes City of Pensacola)

Recent Public Salary Databases For Florida (Google)
 

Georgia

Georgia State Salary Database (Includes Public Schools & Colleges)
For their name, title, where they work and what they're paid.
Just select your category, Ignore all other boxes, and enter a last name in the "Enter In A Name" box.  Caution: List may include former employees or leave out new hires. People may be listed in the wrong departments. 

Public Salaries in Various GA Counties
Scroll down to their section on public salaries.

Columbus Consolidated Government Salaries

Georgia Public Salaries From PI Buzz


Guam

Staff Salaries


Hawaii

Government Workers in Hawaii
Use this searchable database of publicly available salary information for city and state workers to review and compare pay for public employees.


Idaho

Idaho State Salary Database (2009-2013)
For their name, title, where they work and what they're paid.

Municipal Employees Payroll (2010-12)

Idaho Higher Ed Payroll (2010-2014)

Idaho Salaries From PI Buzz


Illinois

Illinois State Salary Database (8 years of Salary History)

State & Local Employee Salaries And Pension Amounts Too
Includes school teachersm the City of Chicago, various counties and more.

Payroll, Pension, School Databases
Even has years of service in pension section, along with pension amounts.

Recent Salary Databases For Illinois (Google)

Indiana

Statewide Database
Want to know how much state employees are paid? Surf this database of salaries from highest to lowest or search it by salary range, individual names, job title or the name of the hiring agency or university. The Star compiled this list from payroll records for legislators, government workers and employees of state universities.

Look Up Public Salaries of County Officials
Use drop box to select county. Can also generate a report.

Publc Employee Lookup Tool
Includes teachers.

Recent Indiana Salary Databases (Google)


Iowa

Iowa Salary Search
Search by last name or department.

Recent Iowa Databases (Google)


Kansas

Kansas State Employee Payroll

City Employee Payroll

Salaries In Select Kansas Counties

Salaries For Kansas Public School Employees

Kansas State Employees Earning over 100K (Includes State Universities)
Scroll to bottom of page.

Recent Kansas Salary Databases (Google)

Kentucky

Kentucky State Employee Salaries

University of Kentucky Empoyee Salaries
The 2015 University of Kentucky payroll database includes more than 18,400 people working full- or part-time for the university as of April 2015.

http://datacenter.courier-journal.com/government/salaries/
Want to know how much each of the 7,000 Louisville Metro government employees are paid per year? Or Jefferson County teachers? Or how much more than 65,000 state workers in Kentucky and Indiana earn? Or the salaries of Kentucky legislators and judges? Just type in the name of the employee or branch of government. The Courier-Journal compiled this list from available public records. To read about this data's limitations and when it was obtained, click "About".

Fayette County Public Schools (2015)

Lexington City Salaries

Recent Kentucky Database (Google)


Louisiana

Louisiana State Salaries (Free Sign up)

LSU Employee Salaries (2014-2015)
Will search more than 12,000 employees who were full-time, part-time, or seasonal in the LSU system.

Louisiana Public Salaries From PI Buzz

Maine

Maine Salary Database (2013)

Salaries At University of Main System (2014-2015)

PI Buzz Maine Public Salaries
  

Maryland

Maryland State Salaries (2014)

Maryland State Salaries Over $50,000
Includes university employees.

Frederick City & County Public Salaries

Mongomery County Salaries

Baltimore City Employee Salaries (2015)

Salary Archive of Selected City And County Salaries

More Maryland Salaries From PI Buzz

Recent Salary Databases (Google)

Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Employee Salary Databases (2013-2016)

State Salary Database (2009-2015)

County District Attorneys
Search payroll information for the district attorneys and their staffs for the state�s five western counties. Berkshire, Hampden and Worcester district attorney offices are listed by name. The Northwestern District Attorney serves Hampshire and Franklin counties.

More Massachuesetts Public Salaries From PI BUzz
 

Michigan

State of Michigan Salary Search (2007)
Find the names, titles, departments, counties of employment and salaries for more than 54,000 Michigan public employees. For partisan positions with the House of Representatives, party information also is included. Records for non-exempt state classified employees were provided by the state Department of Civil Service in June 2007. Records for unclassified state employees, House of Representatives, House Fiscal Agency and Legislative Council employees were provided in July 2007.

University of Michigan Salary Lookup (Last 14 Years)
Salary search for all 41,000 University of Michigan employees.

More Salary Lookups From PI Buzz


Minnesota

State Employee Payroll Data (Last 4 years)
You can find state employee salaries by agency or by individual employee.

Minnesota Public Salaries (Last 7 Years)

Minnesota Public School Salaries (2002-Present)
This database contains base salaries for administrators, teachers and other staff required to be licensed by the state, working in Minnesota public schools between 2002-03 and the present year. Data for the current school year is not available until the following summer.


Mississippi

Can't find a single database!


Missouri

Database of Government Employees (Current Government Site)
This site provides gross pay amounts by the last pay cycle and year to date. Note: Gross pay amounts include all pay received by an employee; it is not base salary.

State Employee Salaries (could be from 2008, not clear)

Missouri School Teacher Salaries (2014- 2015)
The salaries were provided by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, which receives the data directly from school districts and charter schools. If a district or school did not send payroll data or sent incomplete payroll data to the state, some or all of its employees may not be included.

University of Missouri Employee Payroll (2014-2015)
Taxpayers help pay the salaries for more than 24,000 employees in the University of Missouri System, which has campuses in Columbia, St. Louis, Kansas City and Rolla. Search this database to learn what university employees are being paid. Select fields below to search through the University of Missouri System employee payroll.

More Salary Databases From PI Buzz


Montana

State Employee Salaries & Wages (last 5 years)

Montana State University Salary Links
 

Nebraska

Nebraska Blue Book Information (Portal For Government Salaries)

State of the Schools Report
Select a year, click on tabs for state, school district or school building and use the search box to find a wealth of information (including salaries) on Nebraska public schools

Salaries Of U of Nebraska Employees
After you open a file, click on the binoculars icon to search by last name.


Nevada

Nevada Public Employee Salary Database

Las Vegas Public Salaries

Cities & Counties, Public Schools And Puplic University Public Payrolls

Nevada Government Salaries
Includes salaries from state employees, workers at Nevada's public colleges, the Metropolitan Police Department, University Medical Center and the regional housing authority.

Douglas County School District Salaries (2011-2014)

Storey County Public Salaries

University of Nevada Employee Listing
Lists their name, their job title, their salary and their phone number. See backup site.


New Hampshire

State Employee Pay Search (Official site)
Click here to download salary data from spreadsheets.

City of Nashua Employee Salaries (4 years worth)

Concord School District Salaries (2013-2014 School Year)

More Public Salaries For New Hampshire at Pi Buzz

New Jersey

Salaries of NJ Teachers & Local, County & State Public Employees
This list contains 400,000 teachers and local, county and state public employees enrolled in the state's various pension systems. Higher education professionals are enrolled

Salaries For Higher Education Faculy & Certain Administrators
The Alternate Benefit Program is a tax-sheltered, defined-contribution retirement program for higher education faculty and certain administrators in the public sector. The ABP provides retirement benefits, life insurance and disability coverage. It is funded by employee payroll deductions and employer payroll taxes. To see highest paid, leave the name field blank and hit "Search."

NJ State Employee Salaries
Excludes certain state police and law enforcement officials.

New Jersey Transit Salaries

Rutgers University Employees

Other NJ Salaries (See Under ''Payroll")

Google Searches On NJ Public Salaries


New Mexico

State Employee Salaries (3 Years)
Select year and cllck on "Search Employee Data"

New Mexico State Employee Salaries
Click on "all" and "view employees."

Google Searches On New Mexico Salaries


New York

New York State Salaries
A database of names and salaries for more than 263,000 employees of New York's state government. Includes public school teachers and college professors and more.

Most Recent Public Salary Databases (Google)


North Carolina

State Employee Salaries
May also include public school teachers who are ultimately paid by the state budget.

Most Recent Salary Databases (Google)


North Dakota

Public Salaries From PI Buzz

Most Recent Salary Databases (Google)


Ohio

State of Ohio Employee Salaries
Contains 5 years of salary history with the state as well as the name of each state employee, his/her agency, position title, and gross pay from the pay period indicated.

Most Recent Salary Databases (Google)


Oklahoma

Oklahoma Public Salaries (Google Search Which Should Include Teachers Too)

Oregon

Oregon-Various Cities Including Portland (Google Advanced Search for This Year)


Pennsylvania

State Salaries For 2015 (Download Spreadsheet)
Search through over a hundred thousand state salaries. Sort by last name in Excel or search by last name within the spreadsheet.

State Salaries For Pennsylvania (Incomplete)
At least twenty thousand employees but does not include vendors and contractors.

School Payroll (For PA Teachers)

Pennsylvania Salaries (Google)

Public School Teachers Salaries (2006-07)
Salary Details of Pennsylvania's 151,000 public school teachers and administrators.


Rhode Island

Rhode Island State Employee Payroll Search (6 Years of Employment History)
Gives their name, title and department along with yearly earnings.

Salaries From Google (For Other Salary Databases)

South Carolina

South Carolina State Salary Database (Only Salaries 50K & Up)
Enter first name and last i.e. "John Smith" For their name, title, where they work and what they're paid. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Lottery Commission, Legislature, Judicial, Santee Cooper. Salary information for state employees earning less than $50,000 a year is available in $4,000 ranges from the Budget and Control Board. See Also State Directory Of Employee Names, Departments & Phone Numbers.

SC Salaries (Google Search)


South Dakota

State Employee Salary Lookup
Review spending, salaries of individual state employees. Much of this information is linked directly to the state's accounting and payroll systems, so the data provided is constantly updated

Other SD Public Salary Data From Google


Tennessee

Public Salaries For Tennessee (Google Links From A Year Ago Or Less)

Texas

Governmental Salaries Explorer
The Texas Tribune’s Government Salaries Explorer lists the compensation of hundreds of thousands of state and municipal employees in Texas, including those working for state agencies, public universities, school districts and mass-transit entities.

Newest Salary Databases For Texas (Google)

Utah

Utah Public Salaries
This database includes pay information for employees of those Utah agencies that have complied with our public-records requests, made under the state's Government Records Management Act.

Newest Salary Databases For Utah (Google)


Vermont

Vermont State Government Salaries (Google)

Virginia & DC Area

Salaries of Virginia State Employees (2012-2013)

Newest Salary Databases For Virginia (Google)

DC Public Salaries (Google)


Washington

Washington State Salaries
The State Employee Salary Database provides names, job titles, and total annual earnings of all state employees. Includes 5 years of data or more. The database is compiled from information provided by the state’s payroll systems.

School Employees
This database reflects Washington state public school employees' positions, districts, education, certificated experience, pay and benefits.

Newest Salary Databases For Washington (Google)

More Counties Salaries

West Virginia

W2 Earnings For 65,000 State Employees (2007)
To search by last name, click on the binoculars icon.

Teachers K-12 Salary Database

Salary Websites from PiBuzz

Newest Salary Databases For West Virginia


Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Employee Pay
Search through a database of more than 38,000 Wisconsin state employees to see how much they earned.

Other Salary Databases (Various City and Counties, Universities, etc.)
Google lookup in the last year.


Wyoming

Lincoln County Employee Salaries
Names, positions and gross monthly salaries of each full-time employee and each elected official, not including any fringe benefits such as health insurance costs, life insurance benefits and pension plans. The salaries do not include any overtime that the employees may earn which would be paid by the county.

Teton County

Other Salary Databases From Google


Canada

Ontario Public Sector Salary Disclosure

Other Canadian Salary Disclosures
Add words  to narrow your hits, such as your town, profession or agency.

Misc. Salaries

Major League Soccer Player Salaries

Top NBA Salaries

NHL Players (2006-2007)

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Insurance

Insurance Licensing Boards By State (Google)
For more, add your state to the Google search box.

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Lawyers

Bar Associations In Every State & DC
Links to State Bar Associations and sometimes includes county bar associations as well. State bars will often list the lawyer's name and other information.

Lawyer.com-Advanced Search
May return info on disciplinary action, expertise, and years of practicing. Found a MN ex lawyer unlisted at the MN Bar because he was suspeded for nonpayment of fees (good to know why he wasn't a lawyer anymore). Use their advanced search function to find by state or even when you're not sure of their state. Then go to state bar attorney directory to confirm your data.

Martin-Dale Hubble (National Directory)
Can search by just a first name or you can add practice area or firm location to find their full name, the attorney's address, phone #s and where they work. Not all licensed attorneys are listed.

Patent Agent/Attorney Lookup
Shows only those licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office, either as a Patent Agent or Patent Attorney. Non Attorneys will be listed as AGENT under their registration number. All attorneys must also be licensed with one state bar association, in addition to being on this database.

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Has lawyers, doctors and CPAs too!

RPX Patent Database (Shows Patent Litigators)
This is a free database to track who's suing who, on what patents and in what fields of invention. Information includes the names of the plaintiff company, the name of the defendant company and a host of other useful information such as the names of the plaintiff and defendant's lawyers and th law firms they belong to. Use this to ferret out hidden connections, disqualify lawyers from representing cases based on conflicts, or simply to see who's owned a particular patent. Their free copy of the complaint shows where each plaintiff and defendant is incorporated. For more, see their Advanced Search Help.

Uses For The RPX Database:
  1. Search by Attorney Name for who’ve they represented in the past. (tracks who has ties to what, use to ferret out hidden interests, possible joint defense alliances)

  2. Search for Patent Cases filed against a particular defendant (includes cases against non RPX members) (Example: Says over 179 lawsuits filed against Cellco Partnership)

  3. Search by Patent to pull up Lawsuits, Companies That Have Owned The Patent or companies that have been sued on such  (nice to know if the patent has been in prior litigation, been transferred to other shell companies, and who's been sued for infringement.)

  4. Search By Law Firm for the clients they’ve represented in the past/are currently representing (may expose conflicts or possible joint defense alliances, real party in interest, etc.)

  5. Find Out Where the Party has Litigated, in what Market Sector, and in what Court (Shows that party is not new at this game and should be prepared, i.e. they can’t plead ignorance of Court rules, complain of the burden of complying with routine discovery or fail to provide proper metadata typical in these proceedings, etc.)

  6. Learn What Kind of Companies Are Suing (Labeled either Operating company or NPE-NPE stands for non-practicing entity)

  7. Locate Company's State of Incorporation (listed on the complaint)

For More On Lawyers, 

See Lawyers, Courts And Self Help 

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Lobbyists

Lobbyists
(All 50 States & DC)
Find the name address and phone numbers of lobbyists in every state. Just select your state and you will go straight to that states election board.

Washington Lobbyists 
Search by name or industry for those who lobby in Washington DC.  Find out who they've worked for and how much they spent in lobbying. Can look up the company and find out how to contact them.

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Has lawyers, doctors and CPAs too!


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Mortgage Loan Officers & Their Companies

Mortgage Loan Originators Via The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS)
C
onfirm that the state or federal mortgage loan company or Mortgage Loan Professional is authorized to conduct business in your state. Learn where they currently work, where they prevously worked, if they are engaged in other businesses (i.e. possible conflict of interest) and if they've had any regulatory or disciplinary issues from 2012 onwards. Applications being processed won't list the person as licensed until approved.


Why can’t I find a company or individual I am searching for on Consumer Access? (Assuming They're Legitamate of course!)

§  The company or individual may be licensed in a state that is not licensing companies, branches, and/or individuals through NMLS at this time. (Seems only Texas might be exlcuded ) For information, see a list of states currently participating in NMLS Consumer Access.

Who Should Be In This Database
1. All federally registered mortgage loan originators (i.e. those employed by a federally chartered or insured depository institution, or a subsidiary of such an institution) and their employing institution.
2. Virtually all State Licensed Non-Mortgage Companies and branches (unless otherwise noted). May exclude Texas. Check the State Licensing Requirements for descriptions and checklists for each license that state agencies manage in NMLS.

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Notaries

State Notary Lookup (Google)
To confirm they're a licensed notary, choose your state and search by a last name or a first and last name (ignore all other fields). May display their middle initial, city, state, Zip Code, county and status. May also have their email address.

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Pilots

FAA Pilot's Registry (USA Only)
Requires a last name to search for licenses of all people who can legally fly a plane. Remember, if they have a license, they could have a plane. And even a tiny plane can be a big asset!  Use to find or confirm their name, address, city, state, zip, FAA number or pilot number, medical expire date, certification, certification type, certification level and rating.

Aviation Database (US Pilots in All 50 States & DC)
Not as complete as the FAA official database, but here you can search by first name only, last name, or first and last name to find or confirm their name, address, city, state, zip, FAA number or pilot number, medical expire date, certification, certification type, certification level and rating.


Radio/DJs


Radio DJs & Those Licensed To Be On The Radio
(FCC)
Find out if an individual or company is licensed and get their address and license # and type of license. Has Howard Stern and other radio personalities.

Amateur Radio Licenses By Name or Call Sign.
Gives you the person's name with their middle initial, city and state!

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Real Estate

Certified Real Estate Appraisers
(National Government Registry)
Will often provide you with the person's address and phone number.

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Has lawyers, doctors and CPAs too!


Arello Real Estate License Verification System (US and Canada But May Miss A Lot)
Search for real estate practitioner info and to verify the current status of that person's license or registration. This tool will research an international database for information you can use to determine whether or not the person with whom you are working is in fact authorized to assist you for a fee in a real estate transaction.

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Stock Brokers

Who Regulates Stock Brokers, Invetment Advisors & Financial Planners? (Google)
The differences are confusing.

NASAA State Broker Links (State By State)
Gets you to the state agencies that regulates brokers. Each state has different information and it may be hard to find what you are looking for.

FINRA Disciplinary Actions Online (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)
FINRA oversees the people and firms that sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities. Includes both broker-dealer (BD) firms and individuals. Simply type in your current or prospective broker’s name to see employment history, certifications, and licenses—as well as regulatory actions, violations or complaints you might want to know about.
See here for their disclaimers.

If they are not licensed, they may still turn up along with a statement that says: "This individual is not currently licensed to act as a broker (buying and selling securities on behalf of customers) or as an investment adviser (providing advice about securities to clients). They may still be able to offer other investment-related services if properly licensed to do so. Click here to learn more."

Investment Advisors (Investment Adviser Public Disclosure Website)
Find their registration and employment history, their firm and even their middle name.

National Futures Association Members
The Details and Status screen contains the number of regulatory
actions, the number of NFA arbitration awards, the number of CFTC
reparations, CFTC registration status, NFA membership status, aliases
and other names for the subject of the search. The screen also provides
links to further information regarding the regulatory actions.

The system does not include information about civil actions between
parties (other than summary information concerning CFTC reparations or
NFA arbitrations), criminal proceedings or actions taken by other
federal or state regulatory agencies or self-regulatory organizations
in other industries.


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Teachers

Teacher Certification Checkup (50 States & DC)
Each state has different standards on whether or not they report on private teachers. But you can verify at least if they are certified to be a public school teacher. May also have discplinary history.

Teacher Lookup (A Few States)
Some of these databases can be searched by partial name, a convenient tool to obtain a teacher’s full name, verify her certification or how long she’s been teaching.

State Department of Education Websites (50 States & DC)
If you want to identify states that have online teacher certification records go to the specific state Department of Education Web site. Not everything can be found in a search engine.! As an additional measure, you can formulate a Google query.
Example: Massachusetts teacher licensing

See Also Government

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Other

By Their Occupational License (Consumer-SOS) 
Are you looking for someone claiming to be a Doctor, Lawyer, Chiropractor or Accountant, etc? Licensing boards can tell you if this person is for real. They also furnish other information such as date of birth, city of practice and whether the individual has been subject to disciplinary action. 

Farmers: Farm Subsidy Database
Search for who received farm subsidies based on person's name or business: tells how much $ total or per year, for what type of crops and the location of the farm receiving the subsidy. Use to verify if someone claims to be a rich farmer, or to confirm if they own the farm. (won't verify anything if they never applied for a subsidy, but if they did, it tells you who, when and what the $ was for.)

Use Social Network Sites & Other Directories To Background By First Name, Full Name, Email Address, Business or Website (Consumer-SOS)

Occupation Licensing Board For All 50 States & DC
Has lawyers, doctors and CPAs too!

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Find Their Neighbors
Useful in investigations. Contact your own neighbors to form a neighborhood watch, schedule a party or so they turn down the noise!

Homemetry Neighbor Lookup (Neighbors in Homes and Some Apartments)
Enter in your own address to see the names of your neighbors. Whether you're complaining about the noise, or forming a neighborhood watch, now you can get in touch with them. To confirm the names of homeowners see Property Lookups. See also Get Their Cell Phone #s.

411 Neighbor Lookup
Type in your address and it will list neighbors along with number of bedrooms age and sometimes phone numbers.
Put this one last.

Google Searches For Neighbors (Replace with Your Street and City)

"forrest walk" roswell Graham Firestone
"forrest walk" roswell lauren (don't know address or last name)

wyncourtney drive atlanta ben (don't know address or last name)
345 east 56 street "kachurin" (Manhattan apartment building)

 

See Reverse Searches (Consumer-SOS)

See also Backgrounding By Their Phone #, Email or Address (Consumer-SOS)

Back to Find & Background People By Their Public Records


Photos

Google Images
Get a recent photo with just their first and last name. Sometimes you'll also get photos of Facebook friends or associates.

Reverse Lookups-Find By Photo, Contact Information, User Name, etc (Consumer-SOS)
Use photo to get their name andd other info.

The sites below may allow you to do a name or email search to get their photo. (Free Signup usually required). Email or Name searches may also return the city and state they live in, plus other information they've volunteered about themselves, including people you both know.

Facebook
Search by name or by email address. To verify the fat balding guy was your 7th grade pal, simply click on his friends and see if you recognize any.  It's probably not him if you see no one you know, and his contacts are from a different state from when you knew each other.

LinkedIn
Search by first and last name for photos or profession. No need to sign in. Information is self volunteered and may not be accurate.

Plaxo
Can search for photos based on a name. May list profession. Must sign up for more info.

See Finding Friends, Associates & Hidden Relationships

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Liens

Find People By Their Liens (UCC Filings, Info in Many States)
UCC filings will often provide the name and address of the lien debtor or lien creditor. For more UCC filings, check the corporations division of your Secretary of State.

Liens/UCC Lien Lookups In Various States
Search by the debtor's name for their liens. May also reveal what assets they have.

Public Records In All 50 States & DC
Good for finding info on court records, liens, real property, etc. in every state.

Pac-Info.com (All 50 states)
Choose a state and will give you links to the most sought after public records.

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Court Records
To find someone's trail of crimes, lawsuits and traffic tickets, make sure to check out their local county and city web pages. Then look for local courts and the Dept of Public Safety.

Arrest Mugshots & State Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
State records for arrests, crimes, lawsuits and tickets-state and county.
NO FEDERAL RECORDS, INDICTMENTS, BANKRUPTCIES, etc.

Federal Crimes & Civil Court Records (Consumer-SOS)
Federal prison, bankruptcies, IRS tax debts, etc.

Immigrant Detainees (Current and in the Last 60 Days)
The Nationwide ICE Detainee Locator System includes current holds and anyone in custody over the past 60 days. The database is updated within 8 hours of an arrest. For additional information about a detainee and their status, click Here.

Interstate Probationers and Parolees
When parolees and probationers move from one state to another, probation/parole supervision responsibility is transferred too. Their public search portal allows lookups by name, name and DOB or offender number. Results include offender photo, DOB, sending state and receiving state.

Publicly Accused Priests In The United States
Sexual abuse allegations made from 1950 to 2002 against 4,392 priests. List taken from media reports and legal documents – with many photos, assignment records, and source articles.


Federal Court Records (Criminal & Civil)

Fed Bureau Of Prisons Inmate Locator (Past & Present)
For inmates from 1982 to the present, gives their name, inmate register #, current age, race, sex and date released.

JudyRecords
Free. 700 million+ federal, state, and county court cases from throughout the United States. Amazing website BUT it's vital you click on their Search Tips section before searching or you may find nothing!

Advanced search

  • Exact phrase
    • "john smith"
    • "smith john d"
    • "smith john david"
    • "46.2-806" (Virginia code for driving wrong way)
  • Exclude
    • "john smith" -florida -henry
  • Proximity searches
    • "john david smith"~4 - allow those terms to be up to 4 words out of order.
      The above query will match "john david smith" and also "smith, john david"
    • "jennifer tucci"~3 florida  (limits to Florida, Tuccci within 3 of Jennifer)

Casemine (State & Federal Cases, no counties or city courts)
Pulls up civil and criiminal cases both federal and state. Includes some custody and divorce cases. Once you get your hits, You can filter by state (click on "Court Filter" top left. and search for an extra term (search within results, top right). Can also sort by relevance and recent on right hand side.

Ways to search for people:

Graham Firestone (first & last)
Graham B Firestone (middle initial)
"Graham Firestone" (quotes)
"Graham B Firestone" (quotes middle initial)
"Firestone v Firestone" (could pull up family custody/divorce-use last as not perfect)

Or use Google to search within site (change name in search box, can put names in quotes)

Criminal And Administrative Actions Against Doctors From The Drug Enforcement Administration (US Department of Justice)
The criminal cases list only those doctors who were arrested and prosecuted by the DEA.

Bad Debt & Bankruptcies (Consumer-SOS)

U.S. Tax Court (1986-Present)
Persons involved in litigation with the IRS may be found here. If a case is found, the actual court file may contain tax returns or other important financial information.

Federal Court Cases & Some States for Summaries & Opinions (Only after September 2000)
Search by party name only. Free registration: Courts Covered include: U.S. Supreme Court, all thirteen Federal Circuit Courts, the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, the Texas Supreme Court and Criminal Court of Appeal, and the New York Court of Appeals.

All Federal District Court Docket Info From Jan 2004 To Present (Includes Some Bankruptcies)
Enter in the person’s last name to see if they have criminal or civil cases against them. Search all district courts at once or choose your state. Information may include the
Plaintiff, Defendant, Case Number, Date, Court Location, Nature Of Case and more. No state court records. In testing, I saw no records before 2007 in spite of claiming it can retrieve from 2004.

Works best with just a last name or company. If you get too many hits, you can restrict the search to various types of law such as fraud or bankruptcy or choose by a particular federal court. Once you have the case you can look it up in Google Scholar, regular Google or PACER.

Federal Court Cases Through PACER (Both Civil & Criminal-Federal Only)
THE BEST OF ALL For Federal Cases. Get free online case and docket information for bankruptcies and other federal cases, including criminal cases. Registration is free and so is your first $30 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything if you use less than $30 every three months. Just fill out their on-line registration form and within a week you'll receive your login and password. Note: Some Courts are not on PACER which means you have to search these courts individually. Drawback: If upon sign up, you don't want to give them your credit card info, it will take a week to get your log in password. (It's well worth the wait!)

Google For Other Lawsuits (Federal Cases)
(use quotes if name is two or more words)

 "Graham Firestone" v (as plaintiff)
v "Graham Firestone" (as defendant)
v Pontrelli (defendant, no need for quotes)
v Pontrelli "New York" (refines the search)

Googling For Criminal Conduct

1. John Smith convicted
2. John Smith arrested
3. John Smith guilty
4. John Smith indicted
5. "John Smith" conviction (Name in quotes)

6. "John R Smith" charges (Middle initial included)
7. "John Richard Smith" sentenced (Full name in quotes)
8. John Smith sentenced Georgia
9. “John R Smith” sentenced Georgia
10. Name above with felony or misdemeanor

Remember to search with the name in quotes and also without quotes.  If your name is a common one, be sure to include a state as well.


State Criminal & Civil Records

Mugshots/Arrests (Consumer-SOS)
Have they been arrested? Find out for free.

Sex Offender Registries (Most States)
Punch in a name (first, or last or both) and get their photo, description and address.
To search the most states click on National Search. For another site click Here

State By State Inmate Searches (49 States)
Look up inmates formerly and currently incarcerated. Some states may have just those currently in jail.

JudyRecords
Free. 700 million+ federal, state, and county court cases from throughout the United States. Amazing website BUT it's vital you click on their Search Tips section before searching or you may find nothing!

Advanced search

  • Exact phrase
    • "john smith"
    • "smith john d"
    • "smith john david"
    • "46.2-806" (Virginia code for driving wrong way)
  • Exclude
    • "john smith" -florida -henry
  • Proximity searches
    • "john david smith"~4 - allow those terms to be up to 4 words out of order.
      The above query will match "john david smith" and also "smith, john david"
    • "jennifer tucci"~3 florida  (limits to Florida, Tuccci within 3 of Jennifer)

Casemine (State & Federal Cases, no counties or city courts)
Pulls up civil and criiminal cases both federal and state. Includes some custody and divorce cases. Once you get your hits, You can filter by state (click on "Court Filter" top left. and search for an extra term (search within results, top right). Can also sort by relevance and recent on right hand side.

Ways to search for people in Casemine:

Graham Firestone (first & last)
Graham B Firestone (middle initial)
"Graham Firestone" (quotes)
"Graham B Firestone" (quotes middle initial)
"Firestone v Firestone" (could pull up family custody/divorce-use last as not perfect)

Or use Google to search within site (change name in search box, can put names in quotes)

By Their License Plate or Tickets (Consumer-SOS)
Need to warn an aggressive or dishonest driver who thinks they're anonymous? Find their name and contact information through their license plate (which may also reveal their month of birth).

Google For Other Lawsuits (State Cases)
(use quotes if name is two or more words)

 "Graham Firestone" v (as plaintiff)
v "Graham Firestone" (as defendant)
v Pontrelli (defendant, no need for quotes)
v Pontrelli "New York" (refines the search)

Googling For Criminal Conduct

1. John Smith convicted
2. John Smith arrested
3. John Smith guilty
4. John Smith charged
5. "John Smith" conviction (Name in quotes)

6. "John R Smith" charges (Middle initial included)
7. "John Richard Smith" sentenced (Full name in quotes)
8. John Smith sentenced Georgia
9. “John R Smith” sentenced Georgia
10. Name above with felony or misdemeanor

Remember to search with the name in quotes and also without quotes.  If your name is a common one, be sure to include a state as well.

Crimminal & Civil Records-Blackbook Online (Select State)
Has state or city county civil & criminal records for all 50 states.

Criminal Records-Blackbook Online (Many States)
Select "All Records" and then choose your state. Has lots of links to criminal databases, traffic records, etc.

InsidePrison.com
Select nation-wide search in 1st drop down. Claims to search 26 states for released and currently incarcerated state inmates in custody at state correctional facilities, probationers and parolees under correctional supervision, those serving community sentences or temporary and work release assignments, and those discharged from prison. HIT OR MISS. Records far from complete. For A County Prison Search
, scroll down and select your state.

or Google search Their entire State & County database. Just click on the link below and in the Google search box, replace the name there with your subject's. see
"john smith" site:insideprison.com.  

State & County Inmate Locators
Direct links to prison databases from each state's department of corrections. Every state has different records so read carefully what each database contains. Some for example, only track those currently incarcerated or under probation/parole.  Others track prior inmates, even if release

State Prisoner Locators (26 states)
Find who's in prison in AL, AR., CA, FL, GA,  ID, IA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MI, MN, MT, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, and VT. 

Public Records In All 50 States & DC
Good for finding info on court records, liens, real property, etc. in every state.

Links To Other Public Records That May Also Include Court Records (All US)
Choose your state and look for court, prison and property records.

Corrections & Rehabilitation Departments (Most States & DC)
Search for people in state prison. Online resources may vary from state to state. 

State Police & Public Safety (Most States & DC)

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get the county. Then do a records search in that county.

City, County & State Governments Online (All 50 States)
Get local court records, liens and property records by going to the homepage of the city, county or state. For more on Counties, click Here. For more on Cities, click Here.

HELP!!! I CAN'T FIND THE CITY/COUNTY I'M LOOKING FOR!!! (Consumer-SOS)

Search For Civil and Criminal Records With Google Scholar  
Put in a person's name, a court case or a case site. Can search for individuals by full their name, their first and last name, or by first name, middle initial and last name. (Search with and without "quotes") Can also narrow search to a specific state.

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Mugshots/Arrests

Mugshots of Arrests
Has mugshots I couldn't find elsewhere. Only drawback is you must choose a state. (See age/relative lookups to find all the states they've lived in)
To use without clicking on misleading ads, see my blog Arrests & Mugshots at Sleuth For The Truth.


Mugshots Of Arrests-Part 2 (All 50 States & DC)
Free sign up to see photos of people and what they were arrested for. Best for arrests from 2010 onwards.
Search by first name and last name, or even by just a first name or last name only.
You may narrow your search with a city or state. But you don't have to. Then, go elsewhere on Consumer-SOS to learn if they were convicted.
To use without clicking on misleading ads
, see my blog Arrests & Mugshots at Sleuth For The Truth.


JailBase.com
Enter name on first page and then hit search.
On the second page bottom left it will list their name along with ALL States.
Hit Search, or if the name is too common, change "All States" to the state where your subject has lived or lives now.

Arrestfacts.com
Enter a name to search nationwide, or narrow it down by a city and state. Try nationwide first-you may be surprised what you find!

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Local Newspapers

To find more information, do a word search in the local newspapers and/or check out the homepage of the local library.

Using Google To Search Each Newspaper Website

Google allows you to search within a specific website by entering the search terms you're looking for, followed by the word "site" and a colon followed by the domain name. (results are often better than the newspaper's own search box).

For example, here's how to find information on the President of Binghamton University through the college newspaper:

 "Lois defleur" site:www.bupipedream.com

Likewise, here's how you'd find admission information on the Stanford University site:

admission site:www.stanford.edu

Other Newspaper Websites

US Newspapers Throughout All 50 States & DC

Links To Newspapers Worldwide
Search for people in the newspaper's archives or regular search engines.

City, County & State Governments Online (All 50 States)
Small town papers can be found at the city or county level. For more on Counties, click Here. For more on Cities, click Here.

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get the county. Then do a records search in that county.

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Death Records

Deaths In The Last 24 Months
Up to date deaths. Tested with a recently deceased friend along with famous people who died in the last month. Returns their DOB, date of death, along with their full name and middle initial. Sometimes includes the city where they lived.

Directory Of Dead People (National)
This site only lists dead people. If your subject is alive, you won't find him here. Enter the name of the person you're searching for to discover when they died, how old they were, and where they last lived. The site will even give you with their Social Security Number. For alternate sites click Here.

Legacy.com (Google Search within Site)
See photos and obituaries. Replace name in Google search box with your subject's.
Add city or middle name for common names. Examples:
"Will Hooper" Atlanta site:legacy.com (add a city to narrow down leads)
"Will * Hooper" Atlanta site:legacy.com (* is used when don't know middle initial)
"Will Flavious Hooper" site:legacy.com (with middle name)

Obituary Search Links
Lists deaths in the US and Canada.

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Marital Status

Verify His Marital Status (Sleuth For The Truth)
Is the guy you met really single? Has he ever been divorced? Many of the "single" guys on dating sites are secretly married. Here's where to look and how to search! Includes how to Google for current marital and divorce status.

Look For Female Relatives that Could Be A Spouse (Sleuth For The Truth)
Is it his sister? His mother? Or you know who? 

Google Both Their Names Together For Current Marital Status (Sleuth For The Truth)
See examples of how to Google to uncover wedding announcements, and whether they're still married.

Googling For Divorces (Sleuth For The Truth)
Google their divorce status without seeng those pesky attorney ads that tell you nothing!

Divorce Records (Consumer-SOS)
Lists people who have been divorced. Many records are missing.

Marriage Records (Consumer-SOS)
Lists of people who have been married. Many records are missing.


Divorce Records

Many divorces are unlisted. Divorce status can also be determined by other court fillings such as a request for name change or a modification of child support or child custody. Look first at the national databases before trying the states.

Casemine (State & Federal Cases, no counties or city courts)
Pulls up civil and criiminal cases both federal and state. Includes some custody and divorce cases. You can limit by state on the left hand side once you see your hits. Can also sort by relevance on right hand side.

Ways to search for people:

Graham Firestone (first & last)
Graham B Firestone (middle initial)
"Graham Firestone" (quotes)
"Graham B Firestone" (quotes middle initial)
"Firestone v Firestone" (could pull up family custody/divorce-use last as not perfect)

Or use Google to search within site (change name in search box, can put names in quotes)

California Divorce Index, 1966-1984 3,518,815 (FamilySearch.org)

Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001 3,012,178 (FamilySearch.org)
Index of divorces from the Florida Department of Health in Jacksonville.

Texas Divorce Index from 1966-2013

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Marriage Records
Many marriages are unlisted but I've found a few! If the same woman is later found on the deed to his house or elsewhere, you can bet they're still married! Try the national databases first as it's a lot easier than going state to state.

MyRelatives.com
DOB for people born in  CA (1905-1995), KY (1911-1999) and TX (1926-1995)
DEATH (all US from 1899-2007)
Reverse Address lookups=OK for houses, less good for apartments.
divorce records: Too old, too few states.
Marriages (14 states, limited time periods, not good for most people under 35)
Phone # Rev Lookup-more wrong than right but sometimes does cell #s.


FamilyTreeNow (National Database)
Enter a full name and can also enter in a state if you get too many hits. (first try without a state since you don’t know where else they’ve lived or where they may have got married).
Hit enter, then scroll down on left to FILTER RESULTS. Choose either Marriage Records, Divorce Records or Living People…  (Misses many who are either married or divorced, but worth looking at.)

Marriage Records By State
Many records are missing even in the states listed. So they still could be married and not found here.

California Marriage Index: 1960-1985 4,879,251 (FamilySearch.org)
Index of marriages from the California Department of Health Services in Sacramento. Index provided by Ancestry.com. Gaps.

Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006 (FamilySearch.org) 

Colorado, County Marriages, 1864-1995 (FamilySearch.org)
Images of county marriages from Clear Creek, Fremont, Kit Carson, Logan, Moffat, Phillips, Saguache, Sedgwick, Washington, and Yuma counties.

Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001 11,718,373 (FamilySearch.org)

Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992 1,008,157 (FamilySearch.org)

Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007 3,311,060 (FamilySearch.org)
Indexed in partnership with the Indiana Genealogical Society. Includes searchable index data for marriage records from all Indiana counties except Howard, Johnson, and Montgomery.

Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992 (FamilySearch.org)

Iowa, Church and Civil Marriages, 1837-1989 (FamilySearch.org)
Las Vegas Marriages-Clark County Nevada (1900-the present)
Found Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra. 

Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996 857,131 (FamilySearch.org)
Maine Marriage Records (Some Gaps)

Minnesota Marriage Certificates (Offical State Website)

New York Marriages, 1686-1980 767,083 (FamilySearch.org)

North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979 1,207,804 (FamilySearch.org)

North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 3,457,243 (FamilySearch.org)

Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013 4,700,502 (FamilySearch.org)	

Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995 1,175,750 (FamilySearch.org)

Texas Marriage Index from 1966-2013

FamilySearch.org (Historical Record Collection Including Marriage Records)
Search for recent marriage records such as at the databses above.	
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Find Assets Or Asset Holders
Through Their:

Real Property (Who Owns What & Where) Relatives & Associates
Personal Property & Fixtures (Boats, Planes, Cars, Ins. Policies, Equipment...)  Intellectual Property (Websites, Patents, ©,® and )
Private Corporations (By Individual or Company Name) Foundations & Non-Profits (By Individual or Company)
Public Corporations (Look up Companies, Officers, Their Stock & Salaries) Life Events (Bankruptcies, Lawsuits)
Government Employment (Salaries & Retirement Funds) Grants & Sub-Award Recipients
Rare Names (Finding Their Assets with Powerful Tools See How To Locate Assets (Sleuth For The Truth)

Find Their Friends, Associates & Relationships

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Real Property (Who Owns What & Where) 

International Assets, Companies, Court Documents (Best for Non USA)
This vast archive of current and historic databases, documents, leaks and investigations helps journalists across the world to see connections, find stolen funds, spot political influence, and unveil corruption. After initial search, you can do a sub search within the retrieved documents.
(Also can use advance search to the right of the search box.)

Do They Really Own That House and If So, Are They Married? (50 States & DC)
Find the owner behind the address, or search by name to see if own property. Select the city or county and state where the property is located. Note, wives will often be listed on the deed along with their husbands.

Real Property Lookup In 13 States At Once (qPublic.net)
States include: AR, CO, GA, IL, IA, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OK, SC, SD.
Note: this will miss some counties in each state, but it's all in one spot! Enter a first and last name or even just the street address (no state or Zip) to see where the person has property. If too many hits, can add further info via an Advanced Search

Redfin (All 50 states & DC)
Do they still have that antique Ming Vase by the fireplace? Type in an address to see photos of houses, their for sale price/value, and sometimes even pics of the rooms and furniture inside. Includes inside views of NYC apartments. 

Deeds, Mortgages & Other Real Estate Docs (Most States)
Click on your state to search for images of recorded documents. 

Property Value-Trulia (All 50 states & DC)
Enter in their address to see photos of the outside including the cars parked there, and sometimes the inside, plus get an estimate of its worth. Can also use to verify the value of other houses in the area. 

New York City Property Records-Free (Acris)
See who owns the apartment, house, condo or co-op. Shows the deed and other documents!

Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Any reference to property can lead to assets.

Find People By Their Property (Tax Assessors All 50 States & DC)
The county tax assessor will sometimes lists the names of the owners and addresses and values of property within its jurisdiction. To locate this agency via GOOGLE, plug in the terms  "X county" "Tax assessor".

See also Property (Consumer-SOS)

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Corporations (US & Worldwide Lookup by Individual or Company Name)

United States Companies, Owners & Officers
Search by company name or the name of an individual.

Worldwide Companies Owners & Officers
Search by company name or the name of an individual.

 
United States Company Searches

Secretary Of States Office (All 50 States, Select Your State)
Do they own a business? Select your state, plug in the name of the business, and you can often find the name & address of the owner, agent and secretary.

Search the US & Abroad All At Once! (Open Corporates)
Plug in the person's name for the company they're connected with. Once you enter their name and hit Go, you can drill down to a particular country or state. 

Track Federal Grant and Sub-Award Recipients (USA Only)
Has the company received money from the US Government? Learn how much, from which agency and what it's for. (Hint, if they're irresponsible, you now know where to whistleblow.)

Bizapedia (Excellent)
Search by COMPANY for officers, or search by PEOPLE for the companies they own or are associated with. Also has a TRADEMARK SEARCH (misses trademarks but OK). Search nationwide (companies=assets) or locally. Checkout where the business is incorporated and whether it's been in many states. Then Google for complaints or lawsuits. Once you have their state, verify current officers with the local Secretary Of States Office. Want a unique corporate name? Search nation-wide to see if others already have it.

Dun & Bradstreet Business Lookup (All 50 States)
Enter in a business name. It will list revenue and locations. The revenues are often wrong but you can see a company in various US states with addresses. It listed my company "Sleuth For The Truth" in two locations (both were prior home addresses of mine.)

Offshore Leaks Database (US & Abroad)
Lookup by individual or company name for who’s behind 800,000 offshore companies and trusts from the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations. See also how to use the db. The ICIJ Offshore Database shows relationships and networks among people or companies and offshore entities. Consider this database like a corporate registry where you can check information about a company and the people who played a role in that entity at a certain point in time. Roles include being a director, a shareholder, a beneficial owner, a trustee, among others.

Corporation Wiki (All 50 States)
Enter in a person or corporate name to learn of trademarks or incorporation. Not good for showing current corporations, but gathers info from USPTO Dun & Brandstreet, etc. Use to track assets/find companies when don't know name of company or where it may be incorporated. Sometimes links people to prior jobs rather than to any companies they actually owned.

Find A Company's Suppliers & Manufacturers (Import Yeti)
Helps you know who to subpoena when looking for assets.

Dirt Diggers Guide To Strategic Corporate Research
Comprehensive links to company complaints, and exploring a company's relatiionships including their shareholders, subsidiaries, outside directors, creditors, suppliers, customers and franchises.

Companies Or Vehicles They've Owned (Works Best for Rare Names)
Hit or miss. At bottom will sometimes list the companies they own or are registered agents for, along with the vehicles they've bought, patent filings, etc. Works best for rare names.

Track Federal Grant and Sub-Award Recipients
Discover who got what money, from where and when.

Search For Federal Prime Awards or Sub-awards (Includes Company and Award Amounts)
On top right select either Prime or Sub-awards. On top left click on Keyword search and search either by company name or other numeric identifier such as a DUNS or UEI, etc. Then choose which year or select all of them. Then hit submit. Will tell you how much, with who and what for. (Government fiscal year begins in October). See an example of what Sub-awards there were for Cytec in the last 3 years.

Federal Contracts And Federal Grants/Awards (Federal Procurement Data System)
Type in a company name for the federal contracts or federal grants they've received in the last 30 years. Lists with who, for how much and what it was for (see the PSC and NAICS Codes). Want the most recent awards? Then go to Sort Order (right hand side) choose "Descending" in the Sort Order Drop Box. and click on DATE SIGNED. Or try sorting on the left hand side by government agency-see the top ten federal customers. For example, you can find all Cytec contracts period, or search for those only with the DOD or NASA.

HHS Recipient Search (USA)
The Health and Human Services (HHS) is the largest grant-making agency in the US. Many of HHS grants are provided directly to educational and community organizations, then given to people and organizations who are eligible to receive funding.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Data Lookup (USA)
Which companies and non-profits received Covid 19 paycheck protection funds from the federal government.

See also Find By The Company They Own (Consumer-SOS)

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Worldwide Company Searches

How To Use The Offshore Leaks Database Below (YouTube Video)
2 Min video (middle of page) to help find assets & connections.

Offshore Leaks Database (US & Abroad)
Lookup by individual or company name for who’s behind 800,000 offshore companies and trusts from the Panama Papers and the Offshore Leaks investigations. See also how to use the db. The ICIJ Offshore Database shows relationships and networks among people or companies and offshore entities. Consider this database like a corporate registry where you can check information about a company and the people who played a role in that entity at a certain point in time. Roles include being a director, a shareholder, a beneficial owner, a trustee, among others.

Open Corporates (Search The US & Abroad-All at Once)
Plug in the person's name for the company they're connected with.
Or search by company name to get the owners and officers. May show they do business
in more than one place. (point to where their assets are!) 

The Global Corporate Registration Database
Look up officers or businesses in the US and other 32 countries. Gives address. Good start for an asset search. Can look up all jurisdictions at once. Claims to have 80 million companies and 150 million officers in 100+ jurisdictions.

International Assets, Companies, Court Documents (Best for Non USA)
This vast archive of current and historic databases, documents, leaks and investigations helps journalists across the world to see connections, find stolen funds, spot political influence, and unveil corruption. After initial search, you can do a sub search within the retrieved documents.
(Also can use advance search to the right of the search box.)

Find A Company's Suppliers & Manufacturers (Import Yeti)
Helps you know who to subpoena when looking for assets.

International Corporate Databases (20 Plus Countries)
Can't search all countries at once.

UK Companies, Filings & Officers (Companies House)
Enter company name, number or officer name.

UK Financial Services Register 
Scroll to the bottom to search for firms or individuals.
In the UK, nearly all financial service activities must be authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority. You can search our Register for firms and individuals and the activities firms have permissions for.

Open Ownership Register (UK)
Who controls, influences, or benefits from a company? Put in person's name and it will pull up their birth year and company they're associated with.
See also www.ipo.gov.uk to search for a UK trademark.

UK Professional and Licensing Sites (Verify their profession)
Searchable membership directories which can often be freely accessed to locate information about the members, their qualifications and their disciplinary history. And where there are licenses, there are often companies and assets.

See also Find By The Company They Own (Consumer-SOS)

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Public Corporations (Look up Companies, Officers, Their Stock & Salaries)
Includes information regarding their compensation in $ and stock as well as their investments in other companies that could affect director independence.

Salaries and other compensation often found in:
Schedule DEF 14A (annual proxy statement), Form 10-K,
(audited annual report), Form 8-K and Registration statements
filed by the issuer.

SEC Text Search (Last 4 Years)
Easiest way to search. Change subject's last name and company and then press enter on your keyboard! Can also change number of returns per page. Then search for last name within the document by control or command F. You can also search by last name without a company.

Search By Officer Name, Company Partial Address or Company Name (Public Companies Only)
First select the date range or you'll only get for the current year.
Margolis pulls up numerous companies with anyone named Margolis as an officer or director
Lawrence Margolis pulls up Arris Group and docs with just his name, his salary or Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned.
3871 Lakefield (a partial address) pulls up all Arris Group docs but also individuals affiliated with the address.
Arris pulls up docs with all public companies with this name.

See how to search at  https://www.sec.gov/edgar/searchedgar/search_help.h

Trace the Stock Assets Sold or Bought from Corporate Insiders
By law, high level employee insiders or 10%+ owners of US publically traded companies must file a Form 4 covering their trades within two business days. Look them up by name or stock tickers. For greatest coverage choose FILING DATE of ALL DATES for records back to 2008. To search for people by name go to the INSIDER BOX within GENERAL and search last name first like this Firestone Graham. For Transaction Filings can select purchase, sale or grant or check them all. Set max results to 100.

Top Officers Salaries In Publicly Trades Companies (US Only)
Fast and dirty search-gives select years. Use other databases for more details.

Annual Reports For Publically Traded Companies (Click on HTML)
May have the latest HTML version of their annual report. Allows you to do a word search using CTRL F or Command F, i.e. search for a last name of one of the officers. Annual report may list salaries or give you the exact public form where such is listed. You can then look this up at the SEC website.

How To Lookup Salaries for Non-Profits and Publlic Companies (Step By Step)

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Personal Property & Fixtures

Boats Planes
Cars Equipment, Insurance Polcies & Other Assets
   

Boats & Boat Owners
Search by the boat name or name of the owner to confirm ownership and value. Often you'll find out the make, model and boat length as well as the owner's full name and address.

Coastal Boats & Boats On Great Lakes: 5 Plus Tons (National)
Punch in the name of vessel for the owner's name and address. Will not list small vessels under 5 tons or most vessels that operate on the internal waters or canal of any state (except the Great Lakes).  Records for craft less than 5 net tons are kept by the individual states.

National Search By Boat Name (448,000 vessels)
Search by part of the boat name and also the owner, but it won't work if boat name field left blank. Get detailed vessel information on owner, hull identification number, hailing port, boat length, year built, boat builder and more.

Georgia Boat Owners
Download a spreadsheet with the full name and addreses of all boat owners in a county along with the boat type, length, year and more. Had trouble when I tried to download all counties but worked when I chose Fulton.

Canada Boat Owners
Can lookup by last name or boat name or a combination.

International Assets, Companies, Court Documents (Best for Non USA)
This vast archive of current and historic databases, documents, leaks and investigations helps journalists across the world to see connections, find stolen funds, spot political influence, and unveil corruption. After initial search, you can do a sub search within the retrieved documents.
(Also can use advance search to the right of the search box.)

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Cars (Mostly US and UK)
Whether to find info about the owner or their asset. Note some states have the owner's county and birthdate right on the license plate!

National Stolen or Salvaged VIN Check (USA)
Free check to see if vehicle reported as stolen or salvaged (heavily damaged) But only if such was voluntarily reported.

Vehicle Make, Model & $ Val. by License Plate (USA)
Select "Plate" and plug in their license plate number for the make and model and value of their vehicle. Good if need to report to the police or list as an asset. Photo displayed may be a diffierent color vehicle of same make and model. For the driver's name, you'll have to pay. See Backup site.

Name Lookup For Vehicles They Own (Works Best for Rare Names)
Hit or miss: At bottom will sometimes list the US companies they own or are registered agents for, along with the vehicle they've bought, patent filings, when they've visited the White House, etc. Never sure what will come up.

Use License Plate to Obtain VIN For Free History Lookup (USA Only?)
Most people you're investigating are unlikley to divulge their VIN, which is not visible from the outside of the car. But with their license plate you can get their VIN. And in some states, the license plate will already have a decal on it with the driver's month of birth. If don't know their name but know the address where the car is parked, use reverse lookups to find their name. Also try taking photos of the car, the license plate etc. and upload to do a reverse image search on all your photos. It's a long shot but it could turn up the name of a seller or buyer.

ISeeCars.com VIN Lookup (USA)
Searching with a VIN found nothing on my current car but turned up accidents on my 1997 Honda! Plus they listed the recall list for that year, make and model. So make sure to scroll down and click on "Accidents & Vehicle History."

MOT History (UK only)
Enter in a UK license plate for the color make and model but no year. However it does provide the date registered (which could be the year) along with MOT service history where you can find the mileage (asset depreciation) for each year it was serviced.

Free UK Request for Vehicle Owner (Must have a valid interest)
As an individual you can request information about a vehicle’s registered keeper from DVLA (using form V888) if you have ‘reasonable cause’, examples of which include finding out who was responsible for an accident or tracing the owner of an abandoned vehicle.

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Planes

Use Their Name To Find Their Plane! (USA Only)
Search by name such as
smith or smith john (no comma) to get the type of plane they own along with their address.  Click here for other searches if you want to find the owner based on something about their plane such as make or model, or the county they live in. Hint: If they're hiding assets, search by type of plane to see if it's owned by one of their relatives or someone with their last name.

FAA Pilot's Registry (USA Only)
Requires a last name to search for licenses. Remember, if they have a license, they may also have a plane. Or maybe it's their license and the plane is under the name of a child, spouse or mistress!

Aviation Database (US Pilots in All 50 States & DC)
Not as complete as the official FAA database but allows searching by first name only, last name, or first and last name to find or confirm their name, address, city, state, zip, FAA number or pilot number, medical expire date, certification, certification type, certification level and rating.

International Assets, Companies, Court Documents (Best for Non USA)
This vast archive of current and historic databases, documents, leaks and investigations helps journalists across the world to see connections, find stolen funds, spot political influence, and unveil corruption. After initial search, you can do a sub search within the retrieved documents.
(Also can use advance search to the right of the search box.)

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Equipment, Insurance Policies & Other Assets

Liens/Secured Transaction Registries (Consumer-SOS)
A UCC lien usually results when an entity lends money to a debtor, and the debtor pledges collateral to the lender in exchange for the loan. Filings may list if the debtor has a tractor, a refrigerator or an expensive piece of equipment.

By Their Unclaimed Money/Property/Insurance Policies (Consumer-SOS)
Gives you the last known address of those people with unclaimed money or property.

Bankruptcies/Bad Debt (Consumer-SOS)
Find out if someone has filed for bankruptcy and use PACER to look at the assets in their bankruptcy petition. For non liquidation bankruptcies, it may mean they still have those assets!

Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Any reference to property can lead to assets.

Their Profession/License Or Certifications (Consumer-SOS)
Some professions or licenses may indicate they have assets. Example: a licensed dentist may have their own practice along with an expensive drill or X-ray machine.

Find What Someone Bought or Sold on Ebay, Craig's List, etc. (Consumer-SOS)
Did your ex-boyfriend sell your family heirloom? Search by item or by a phone number, name or email to see what they're buying, selling or exchanging.  A phone number may reveal a name or email or vice versa.

How to Find Assets: 13 Public Record Sources to Find Assets
A checklist of free public records to find out what they own. Once you know what to look for, use the links below to find it!

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Government Employment
Assets may include up to 6 years of their salary. Some states even list the $ amount in their retirement funds!

Salaries-Federal & State Employees (Consumer-SOS)

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Relatives & Associates (Who Might Be Hiding Their Assets)

Age, DOB, Relatives & Where Else They've Lived (Consumer-SOS)
Find the close relatives likely to hide assets in their own name. Often will list spouses, siblings and people they live with.

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Intellectual Property (Websites, Patents, ©,® and ™)

Copyrights

Their Copyrights
Search their 3 databases by author and get the address and phone number of the copyright owner.

Trademarks & Brand Names

Their Trademarks (US Only)
Search for a trademark or Patent in the USPTO database and get the trademark original owner's name, address and telephone #. Also check for the current owner through the Trademark Assignment query menu. Do Federal Searches first, then search for state trademarks.You can also search the International Database for trademarks in Canada and Europe.

Trademarkia (For Trademarks They Filed In The Past)
Replace name in search box with the name of your subject to see their prior trademarks and the physical address they used for TM correspondence.  Use to see other TMs filed by this attorney, the indiv owner, or this company.

Pulls up more hits than the USPTO on old trademarks and provides info on the trademark correspondent (usually the TM attorney) and sometimes the corporation that hired them. Can also search by company name and sometmes by the trademark itself. With limited sucess can enter in the trademark and get the owner.

Find Trademarks In Other Countries Or Search For Them By TM Owner (Global Brand DB)
Click on "Brand" tab to Search for trademarks/brandnames in over 140 countries including the US & Canada as well as marks registered under the Madrid protocol. Search for trademark owner or agent by clicking on "Names" tab.  Then do separate searches in the holder and representative fields. Also search Appelations of Origin under the Libson Agreement (33 countries).

Search For Non US Assets Through The WIPO-World Intellectual Property Organization Website (With The Power of Google)
Use the power of Google to search for domain names, trademarks and patents based on the person's first and last name.
Simply click on the link, and in the Google search box replace the name listed with the name of your subject.

Find Their Websites & Domain Names Through Their Name, Company Name, Email or Username (Click Here for Backup Site)
Their websites may show they're using your trademark, stole customer lists, appropriated your product or invention or that your ex employees are competing against you. Once you get a list of sites, do a Whosis lookup to find their emails, mailing addresses and phone #s
For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa.

Spot Cybersquaters Who Deliberately Twist the Spelling of Your Website (DNSTwister)
Enter in your website URL to see what other websites suspiciously like yours have been registered. Then look up the cybersquatter owner of the website here so you can tell them to back off!

Brand Protection: Find People Who Named Their Website Too Close To Yours Or Choose A Distinctive Domain Name Like No One Else's  (Good to acquire IP, or protect it From TM Infringement)

Use this site to police your brandname and find the people with website domain names too close to your own and warn them to stop using it.

Or pick out a domain name with the key words you want, and choose something very different from what's already out there.
For example: You can look up who owns any domain with the words "Buzz" and "Kill"
Site returns a list of domains along with their owners and partial email addresses.
If you want a distinctive name with these words, you now know who has something similar and can make your name standout from theirs.
Or if you've already trademarked your domain name, the search could show you a list of potential infringers, i.e. those with confusingly similar URLs (possible TM infringment if used as a brand name on their site).

To contact the owner, Google their name along with the partial email address up through the @ sign.
(You can also search the Trademark database to see if the urls or phrases most similar to yours are not trademarked.

Patents

Their US Patents (USPTO Patent Database-Not User Friendly)
Plug in the person's name for their address and the patents they own or invented. Or search by patent number or patent description to get a name behind the patent. Don't like the USPTO search engine? Use Google Advance Patent Search. Want to know who currently owns the patent? Search The USPTO's Patent Assignee Directory. (Good if you need to put a lien on the patent.)

Find Patents In Other Countries Or Search By Patent Holder (Hague Convention)
Select "Names" tab and search by owner's last name for their industrial design registrations in over 65 countries.

Find International Patents & Applications By Owner's First & Last Name (Over 45 Countries)
Patentscope searches the text of 58 million patent documents including 3 million published international patent applications (PCT).
Choose
Names in left drop down field, then search first and last name like this:
Graham AND Firestone. You can also search for key terms in "any field" or in the "full text" field.

Search For Non US Assets Through The WIPO-World Intellectual Property Organization Website (With The Power of Google)
Use the power of Google to search for domain names, trademarks and patents based on the person's first and last name.
Simply click on the link, and in the Google search box replace the name listed with the name of your subject.

Companies or People Involved in Patent Litigation (RPX Database)
Patents are big business! Type in their last name or their company to learn their state of incorporation, their company and address information. Often can learn more by clicking on a copy of the legal complaint, which tells address and owner information.

Espacenet
Free access to over 110 million patent documents.

Websites & Domain Names

Find Older Versions Of A Website

For Past Versions of a Website: Use The Wayback Machine 
See how the site looked at a specific date, how it developed over the years; or find the
contact info of the owners before such was removed. For the last revision, search for the website on Google or Bing and then use the Google or Bing cache function to see how the site looked just a few months/weeks ago. See also How To Access A Website When It's Down.

Other Internet Archive Sites
See if other sites captured what the Wayback Machine didn't.

Carbon Dating A Website
Quickly tells you when a website was created. Worked with mine.

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Find Owners By Their Domain Name

Get The Owner's Name, Email, Address & Phone #
Whoxy Historical Records. Still free. See top left search box. (Scroll down for historical records.)

Their Websites-Who Owns Them (See also Are Their Websites Owned By The Same Person or Business)
To find the name and address of a domain name owner, you can use the WHOIS search service provided by NSI. If the "registrant" is the name of another company, enter the website address on that company's "whosis" lookup. Sometimes the company is not a web address reseller at all and just a corporate shell. To find the identity of the owner, see Find By The Company They Own.

You can also try Searching European Whois (For Europe). For Asia and beyond, click Here and scroll down the page for the appropriate links. Simply enter the domain name and your search results will include the owner's contact name, phone number, address and email address. Click Here to search the root domain name for owners in all extensions i.e. .com .net .org .edu...

Whoisology
Enter in a domain name or email address for the owner, emails or other other websites they own.

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Find Websites, Domain Names & Owner Contact Info By Owner's Name, Their Email, User Name or Business Name

Find Their Websites & Domain Names Through Their Name, Company Name, Email or Username (Click Here for Backup Site)
Their websites may show they're using your trademark, stole customer lists, appropriated your product or invention or that your ex employees are competing against you. Once you get a list of sites, do a Whosis lookup to find their emails, mailing addresses and phone #s. For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa.

Extract Emails From A Webpage
Find an email address embedded in a web page even if you can't see it!
Try entering in the URLS of several pages on the website in addition to their home page and contact page. Good for when a website conceals email addresses or only has a form page for complaints.

Website Informer-Find Their Website By Email Address (Reverse Whosis Lookup)
Found two of my urls based on my yahoo email address. For a similar site click Here.

Whoisology
Enter in a domain name or email address for the owner, emails or other other websites they own.

Search For Non US Assets Through The WIPO-World Intellectual Property Organization Website (With The Power of Google)
Use the power of Google to search for domain names, trademarks and patents based on the person's first and last name.
Simply click on the link, and in the Google search box replace the name listed with the name of your subject.

For More See Sleuth For The Truth: Expose A Business Owner Behind A Website

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Find Who Links To A Website (May Reveal Hidden Relationships)

Smallseotools Backlink Checker
Find all the people or businesses that link to the site you're investigating. Then find out who owns them and if they're friends, relatives or business associates.

Openlinkprofiler.org
Easier to use but less up to date. May tell you if the connection is "business" or "family."

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Other Website Lookups 

Hacker-Target’s ‘Extract Links’ tool
This tool allows a fast and easy way to scrape links from a web page. Lists links, domains, and resources that a page links to tell you a lot about the page.

Phonebook.cz (Type in web address, e.g. sleuthforthetruth.com)
Three options: Email addresses: Shows a list of such (just click on the button)
URLs (lists the directories within a website-paste into your browser)
Domains (the whole website-some data on such via https://intelx.io/)

URLS show directories within a website (including someo hidden ones that could show people, projects or data). Once you see a linked list of such, you can paste it into your browsers address box to see if it's still live. Or simply click on it so that you can see a report of what's found on it. (May require you wait a few seconds).

Click on Domains for a similar report on an entire website. Then click on the URL and wait a few seconds This could reveal key people or key info not found by using the company's search engine. Once you see their list of you can paste in Google or click on the links to see if there's info. (pulls up info using https://intelx.io/)

Spot Cybersquaters Who Deliberately Twist the Spelling of Your Website (DNSTwister)
Enter in your website URL to see what other websites suspiciously like yours have been registered.
Then look up the cybersquatter owner of the website here  so you can tell them to back off!

Brand Protection: Find People Who Named Their Website Too Close To Yours Or Choose A Distinctive Domain Name Like No One Else's  (Good to acquire IP, or protect it From TM Infringement)

Use this site to police your brandname and find the people with website domain names too close to your own and warn them to stop using it.

Or pick out a domain name with the key words you want, and choose something very different from what's already out there.
For example: You can look up who owns any domain with the words "Buzz" and "Kill"
Site returns a list of domains along with their owners and partial email addresses.
If you want a distinctive name with these words, you now know who has something similar and can make your name standout from theirs.
Or if you've already trademarked your domain name, the search could show you a list of potential infringers, i.e. those with confusingly similar URLs (possible TM infringment if used as a brand name on their site).

To contact the owner, Google their name along with the partial email address up through the @ sign.
(You can also search the Trademark database to see if the urls or phrases most similar to yours are not trademarked.

Deciphering Deliberately Confusing URLS To Get The Real Website (And Then Lookup Owner)
Have you ever seen a weird URL like http://www.example.com@2130706433:1234/%2a? You'd think that the spammer was sending you to www.example.com, but he isn't -- this one is really going someone where else. The URL deobfuscator will turn those weird URLs into human-readable ones. Get a techie to interpret results! For backup site click here.

HosterStats-Track Dubious Websites From Server To Server
Tells when a website has changed hosts. Good for police investigations, hunting down servers and showing criminal intent. See Table below which tracks missiontripairfare.com.

missiontripairfare.com Domain Hosting History
Old Hoster New Hoster Month / Year Zone Date Transaction
DOMAINCONTROL.COM WEBSERVERSYSTEMS.COM August 2016 2016-09-01 Transfer
JOMAX.NET DOMAINCONTROL.COM Sepember 2007 2007-10-01 Transfer
GODADDY.COM JOMAX.NET December 2002 2003-01-01 Transfer
N/A
GODADDY.COM April 2002 2002-05-06 New

IP Addresses & Reverse Lookups To Determine Location
When you email or text someone, a unique identifier (IP address) can change with your location. This means you may be able to track the location of someone based on their IP address. Test this by finding your IP address when at various locations and then looking up where it says you are! Caution: some email servers may give an IP address that appears to be in one location when the person is emailing is at another location.

Melissa IP Locator
Pulls up your IP address which you can use to track your location. If you can get someone's IP from their email or text,
it can often track the city and state and Zip Code where their text or email came from.

The IP Address & Other Info From Where You Get Internet
When I visited this site, it gave my IP address, my Zip Code, and the name of my cable Internet provider!

Extracting an IP Address from a Text (Must paste in the text)
Scroll down beyond the ads to where it says Enter text here... Submit Now.

https://www.ipfingerprints.com/
IP Geolocation tool helps you find the approximate geographic location of an IP address along with some other useful information including ISP, TimeZone, Area Code, State etc. Enter the IP address or the host name you want to locate and press "Discover" button, your IP will be tracked in seconds depending if the information of that IP is present in their database.

https://www.whatismyip.com/email-header-analyzer/
Says can analyse IP address by pasting header.

Getting An IP Address From An Email (Blog)
Also Google getting IP address from Yahoo, or GMail.

Tracinging Someone By Their IP Address (Blog)

Don't forget to Google the IP address, or try an IP Reverse lookup for even more info.

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Voter Records

VoteRef.com (32 states but not CA)
With just their name, find their current address, DOB, middle initial, political party and the last election they voted in. For common names, filter by state.

DOB & Political Party Extractor from Voting Records in 20 States (Includes FL, MI, NY & OH)
Get their DOB even when they no longer live in these states!

Voter Registration & Party Affiliations
Use along with their DOB to get addresses such as when they 1st registerd to vote. Also may show party affiliation. To confirm party affiliation cross reference with their Campaign Contributions.

60 Million Voter Records (14 states)
Search by name or name and state. Information varies but you usually get either a year or date of birth, an address from when they registered, and their party affiliation. Says it covers Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington.  However, if you can't find it sometimes you can find the person by going to these sites individually.

Age, Party Affiliation & Address of Voters (CT, FL, NV, NY, OH, PA)
Just enter their first and last name in their Voter or Email Search box. Choose your state and see what info they gave to the US government! Ages most accurate, address and partial affiliations subject to change.

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Foundations & Non-Profits (by Individual or Company)

Nonprofit Explorer
Search the IRS 990 filings by nonprofit name, keyword or city for over 1.8 million tax returns from tax-exempt organizations. May be missing small non profits that receive $25,000 or less annually. See financial details such as their executive compensation and revenue and expenses.  Specific sections include: Compensation of Officers, Directors, Trustees, Key Employees, Highest Paid Employees, and Investments - Other Securities.  For more see 990-Where To Find Assets, Income and Key Players.

Search for Nonprofits by Organization Name, Owner, Employee or Key Words
Can search by individuals, but may be missing people. Claims to search millions of non-profits. Lists total revenue, addresses and potential red flags.

Lookup Nonprofits, Charities and Private Foundations (National Search)
Can search by organizaton name and download many years of their 990s which list officers directors trustees and key employees. along with their salaries and investments which could result in apotential conflict of interest.
Enter information on the organization you wish you to find to view their IRS Form 990s and more. Can't search by individuals but says you can use quotes like in Google.

Non Profit Look Up With Just An Org Name or Zip Code-Find The President & Officers, Their Salaries, Addresses And More (Not All Non Profits Listed)
Learn about a non profit's assets, its mission statement, its president, etc., with just the org's zip code or org name or tax ID!

GuideStar (All USA)
Their database has more than 1,000,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations, their financial information and what they do. You can find them by keyword or name, activity, city, state, zip code, nonprofit type, revenue range, employer identification number, or NTEE code.


Lookup Their Foundation by Name of The Grant Maker
Shows if they established a foundation using their own last name (but it's really searching based on the name of the organization). Scroll down their page to bot. left where it says Foundation Directory online Quick Start, and enter a last name. Has 100 thousand plus foundations where you can learn about their total assets and total giving. Want more info? Google the name of the foundation or its trustees.

Search for Forms 990-N Filed by Small Tax-Exempt Organizations
Search a list of organizations that have filed Form 990-N (e-Postcard) and download the database of e-Postcard filings.

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Life Events (Bankruptcies, Lawsuits)
Was there an insurance settlement? Were assets listed in the bankruptcy petition? Did the breach of contract case or landlord dispute refer to other assets?

Bankruptcies/Bad Debt (Consumer-SOS)
Find out if someone has filed for bankruptcy and use PACER to look at the assets in their bankruptcy petition. For non liquidation bankruptcies, it may mean they still have those assets!

Federal Court Cases Through PACER (Both Civil & Criminal-Federal Only)
Get free online case and docket information for bankruptcies and other federal cases, including criminal cases. Registration is free and so is your first $30 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything if you use less than $30 every (three months). Just fill out their on-line registration form and within a week you'll receive your login and password. Note: Some Courts are not on PACER which means you have to search these courts individually. Drawback: If upon sign up, you don't want to give them your credit card info, it will take a week to get your log in password. (It's well worth the wait!)

Search For Civil and Criminal Records With Google Scholar
Put in a name, a court case or a case site. Can search for individuals by full name, first and last name, or by first name, middle initial and last name. (Search with and without "") Can narrow search to a specific state.

How To Google For Other Lawsuits (State or Federal Cases)
(use quotes if name is two or more words)

 "Graham Firestone" v (as plaintiff)
v "Graham Firestone" (as defendant)
v Pontrelli (defendant, no need for quotes)
v Pontrelli "New York" (refines the search)
v Pontrelli "New York" divorce

Googling For Criminal Conduct

1. John Smith convicted
2. John Smith arrested
3. John Smith guilty
4. John Smith NOLO
5. “John Smith” conviction (Name in quotes)

6. “John R Smith” charges (Middle initial included)
7. “John Richard Smith” sentenced (Full name in quotes)
8. John Smith sentenced Georgia
9. “John R Smith” sentenced Georgia
10. Name above with felony or misdemeanor

Remember to search with the name in quotes and also without quotes.  If your name is a common one, be sure to include a state as well.

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Bad Debt

Bankruptcies (Consumer-SOS)
Yes, there's no Santa Clause, but free bankruptcy info is for real!

U.S. Tax Court (1986-Present)
Persons involved in litigation with the IRS may be found here. If a case is found, the actual court file may contain tax returns or other important financial information.

Deadbeat Debtors Who Owe Taxes In Other States (Google)
In the search box, replace New York with the state you want.


Bankruptcies
Scroll down for personal bankruptcy and business bankruptcy records. See also
the Sleuth For The Truth Videos on Free Bankruptcy Records & How To See Bankruptcy Petitions.

Find Personal Bankruptcies
(Only PACER has complete records, all the rest are incomplete but worth looking into)
Chapter  7=total liquidation of assets
Chapter 13=payment plan/reorganization
Chapter 12=payment plan for farmers & fisherman

Judy Records (Try the searches below with the name of your subject in quotes)
"Steven Kaplan"~3 "chapter 7"
"Steven Kaplan"~3 "chapter 7" florida
"Steven Kaplan"~3 "chapter 13"

Docket Alarm (Change Browsers for more Free Lookups)
Copy search below but replace with the name of your subject. It gives you a few free lookups and then stops working until you change to a new browser for more free lookups. (e.g. go from Chrome, to Edge, to Firefox)
Steven w/3 Kaplan w/10 chapter w/2 7

Chapter 7 Liquidation and Chapter 11, 13 Reorganizations (Google Search of Inforuptcy.com)
Find personal and business bankruptcies. Results include bankruptcy type, place filed, date filed and case number. Mostly good for recent bankruptcies.

BK Data
Put in first name and last and tells you whether chapter 7, 11, 13, etc. Lists filings but you must pay to see them. Missing lot of records.

Justicia (For Bankruptcies Only)
Enter in a first and last name without using quotes. Too many hits? Then go back to oringal search and also select the state or circuit, if known. Missing lot of records.

Telephone Access To Bankruptcy Records (All 50 States & DC)
Simply call each court's automated phone system in each state where that person has lived, and punch in their last name, first name and middle initial. It can work without a middle initial. However, you may get too many listings. To find their middle initial and the states they've lived in, use the Age & Relatives links.

A recorded message will tell you if or when they've filed for bankruptcy. It's all free. Records before 2000 may not be available though I was able to obtain a record from Georgia from 1994.

Here's What You Can Learn If the System Has Record of Their Bankruptcy:

1. Year They Filed For Bankruptcy
2. Reason for Bankruptcy (ex: a consumer debt)
3. Type of Bankruptcy (Chapter 7, 11, 13)
4. Year it was discharged
5. Judge who heard the case
6. Voluntary or involuntary (the former may mean the debtor opted for bankruptcy)
7. Last 4 digits of their Social Security Number

Slight drawback: You have to know the state and District court they went bankrupt in.
In some states, you may have to call up to three #s if you don't know the district court it may have occurred in. (For example: In GA, there's a North, South and Central Bankruptcy court).

Bankruptcies Through PACER (Both Business and Personal)
THE BEST OF ALL BANKRUPTCY SITES. Get free online case and docket information from Federal Bankruptcy courts.  Registration is free and so is your first $30 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything whatsoever if you use less than $30 of "Credit" every three months. Just fill out their on-line registration form and within a week you'll receive your login and password. Note: Some Courts are not on PACER which means you have to search these courts individually. Drawback: If upon sign up, you don't want to give them your credit card info, it will take a week to get your log in password. (It's well worth the wait!) I signed up for PACER in 2003 and I have never paid a cent for all my research!!!

Find Business Bankrupcies Below
Chapter 7=business total liquidation of assets
Chapter 11=payment plan/reorganization
Chapter 13=payment plan for sole proprietorships with very low revenue

Judy Records (Try the searches below with the name of your company in quotes)
"Waffle House"~3 "chapter 11"  (omit "the", "corp" or "Inc.")
"Waffle House"~3 "chapter 7"
"Waffle House"~3 "chapter 7" Georgia

Bankruptcies Through PACER (Both Business and Personal)
THE BEST OF ALL BANKRUPTCY SITES but requires signup. Get free online case and docket information from Federal Bankruptcy courts.  Registration is free and so is your first $30 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything whatsoever if you use less than $30 of "Credit" every three months. Just fill out their on-line registration form and within a week you'll receive your login and password.  Drawback: If upon sign up, you don't want to give them your credit card info, it will take a week to get your log in password. (It's well worth the wait!) I signed up for PACER in 2003 and I have never paid a cent for all my research!!!

Chapter 7 Liquidation and Chapter 11, 13 Reorganizations (Inforuptcy.com)
Find personal and business bankruptcies. Results include bankruptcy type, place filed, date filed and case number. Mostly good for recent bankruptcies.

Business Bankruptcies: Chapter 11 Only
Database does not include every bankruptcy so also look in PACER. In the "Debtor Name" search box, enter the name of the company or the debtor's last name. Results include the year the bankrutcy was filed, where it was filed, value of company assets and case number.

Large Company Bankruptcies ($100 million plus in assets)
The UCLA Bankruptcy Research Database has all large, public company bankruptcy cases filed in the United States Bankruptcy Courts from October 1, 1979 onwards.

Google Site Search of Business-Bankruptcies.com
Change company on left from Dunkin Donuts to the company you're looking for, and leave all else the same.
Google will search this site to find Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 business bankruptcies. They boast they're the most complete "curated" database of national bankruptcies. (whatever that means!)

Free One Stop Case Search For Civil And Criminal Court Records Which May Include Bad Debt

All Federal District Court Docket Info From Jan 2007 To Present (Includes Some Bankruptcies)
Enter in the person’s last name to see if they have criminal or civil cases against them. Search all district courts at once or choose your state. Information may include the
Plaintiff, Defendant, Case Number, Date, Court Location, Nature Of Case and more. No state court records. In testing I saw no records before 2007 in spite of claiming it can retrieve from 2004.

Works best with just a last name or company. If you get too many hits, you can restrict the search to various types of law such as fraud or bankruptcy or choose by a particular federal court. Once you have the case you can look it up in Google Scholar, regular Google or PACER.

Search Full Text of U.S. Supreme and Circuit Appeals Courts (Excludes State & District Courts)
To find a Plaintiff or Defendant, put their first and last name in the "Exact Phrase" box. No Hits? Then try again in the "All of the words" box. Click
Here for years and cases covered.

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Campaign Contributions

Federal Campaign Contributors (National)
Get name, address and amount contributed from individual or soft money contributors for federal election years.  Search by name or name and state or name, state and occupation.

Federal Campaign Contributors (Alternate Site)
Look for "Donor Links" on left hand side.. Gives the name, city, state and profession of all public and private donors who gave over $200 to a federal campaign. Then find out more about these people through their city, county and state records.

State Campaign Contributors (All 50 States)
Get the contributor's full name, state, city and Zip Code, their profession, where they gave to and how much they gave. Just click on your state and look for the magnifying glass on the left hand side.  Then in the search box enter the subject's last or full name.  Enter each word in the contributor name separated by spaces. e.g. William Jones or
Amalgamated Manufacturing Corporation.

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State, County, City or Zip Code
Find The Person's State, City, County or Zip Code
Where To Go With This Information-Free Public Records


Where Can I Find Their State, City, County or Zip?
Use the sites below to find the State, County and city where the person lived or once lived.

Use Zip Code To Find County or City It Belongs To
For criminal and property records you'll often need to know the county.

Adjacent County Lookup
Enter a county and state to learn the adjacent counties. Adjacent county lookups are used by public record researchers to expand their search area. For example, a person may reside in county A, but lives near the border of county B, spends time in county B, and has criminal or other cases there.

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state for county.

Enter in a target Zip Code say, the zip code of the gym where you met the person, set your radius, and it will tell you the other Zip Codes and nearby cities where they could live. Uses: Good to find people when you know only their first name. Plug their first name into directories that will also return a last name (professional licensing directories for lawyers and plumbers are a good example). Then ignore all returns but those with the cities or Zip Codes withn your Zip Code radius. Second Use: Also a good tool when you know their location but also want to see if there are records about them in nearbye cities or counties.

Use Zip Code To Find City and State 
Then search for them in the local newspapers and court records. 

Find Zip Code Of An Address

Internet Phone # or Address Books (Consumer-SOS)
Just enter the name to get their address.

Find Their Date Of Birth (BirthDatabase.com)
Database of 120 million names and birth dates
along with their city, state and Zip Code.

The Google Search Engine
Put the name in Google for clues as to where the person lives. Often a phone number in the Google search box will return an address. 

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Where To Go With This Information
Search the State, County, and City homepages for their public records. Also search the newspapers and other public records.

City, County & State Governments Online (All 50 States)
Get local court records, liens and property records by going to the homepage of the city, county or state. For more on Counties, click Here. For more on Cities, click Here.

Local Newspapers (Consumer-SOS)
Search newspapers on the State, county and city level for any mention of the person you're looking for.

Directory Of State Abbreviations
Use these abbreviations to limit Google or Yahoo searches to a specific state. Also try with the state's full name.

Search For People Through All The Other Consumer-SOS Links
Once you know where the person lives, search every relevant database.

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Finding City & County Governments

City, County & State Governments Online (All 50 States)
Get local court records, liens and property records by going to the homepage of the city, county or state. For more on Counties, click County lookups. For more on Cities, click City Lookups.

OR Use the Major Search Engines
Just type in quotes "City of X" or "City of Y"
For counties, type in "County of X" or "County of Y".

If the search engine pulls up more than one state, you can always make your search more specific.

i.e.  "City of Miami, Florida" or
       "County of Suffolk, New York"

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Find Someone's Date Of Birth And Where They Live

Age, DOB, Relatives & Where Else They've Lived (Consumer-SOS)

Do a Google search with their name, city and/or state for even more information.

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get the county. Then do a records search in that county.

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state to get the county. Then do a records search in that county.

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Reverse Searches
:
Plug in just a fragment of their information like a photo, an address, email or phone # for even more about them.
Use when you don't have a name, want to confirm someone's identity, or need more than just a Google search


Search By Their:

Emails Photos/Images
Phone #s  Usernames/Dating Profiles
Street Addresses Websites/IP Addresses/Intellectual Property
License Plates & VINs Metadata for Geolocation (Date, Time, Place)
   


Emails

Is The Email Reputable? (verify it's not just a throwaway email or used by spammers)
Good for dating or buying online when you ask for their email. Gives you 3 free searches a day. (Made up a fake email and it caught me!)  Use this to see if someone is a serial dater and setting up burner emails. Backup site.

Cyberbackgroundchecks.com (Reverse Email Search-USA Only)
Use a new or old email address to find who lived or lives there, along with their
cell number, email addresses and physical addresses.

Retrieves ss, Occupation, Marital Status & More (Osint.industries)
No longer free as of 10/6/2023 With their free signup, you can plug in an email address to get their photos, usernames, marital status, hobbies, where they shop or their professional occupation. Claims to do the same with phone numbers but all I could get was if they had a Skype account. US phone # format=678-587-9228. Sole drawback is you must perform 2 annoying captchas per search.

Does Their Email Address Pull Up a Name or Photo? (Worldwide)  (Epieos.com)
Free sign up and then put in any email address, even from Hotmail or Yahoo to get a name or photo from their Gmail account. For back up site try Castrickclues.com whch also does usernames, but not so well.

Use Email Address To See Skype Username, Photo and First & Last Name
Then do reverse lookups on photos and usernames, or simply Google their full name.

Shows Social Media Accounts Based on Email Address or Username
Enter in either of the above and then click on the link to see what it reveals about the user. (3 free tries per day)

Spytox Reverse Email Lookup (USA or if Once Had a USA Address)
Excellent email reverse lookup to confirm name and state of the person who owns the email address. Worked with about 80% of my email lookups but at times lists several people at once: The correct person is usually at the top of the list. 3 free lookups per day.

When it works, you can get their name, age, middle name, relatives but the "current" address on top displayed may not really be their current address. For backup site, see SearchPeopleForFree.

 Use Email Address To Pull Up Associated Domain Names along with the Owner's Name, Phone # and Address
My Yahoo address pulled up every single domain name I ever registered for. It also revealed the contact information above.

Use Person's Name, Company Or Email To Get Website Which Will List Their Address, Email Or Phone #
Once you have their domain name or website, see what you can find on the website. Don't forget to put the domain name through a Whosis lookup
for their address, email or phone number. Click Here for another site that uses reverse lookups to get websites.
For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa.
For common names, search by email or something tied to the owner.

Email Validators
Is it a working email or a one way trip to the Bermuda Triangle? See Backup Link as well. If email is "invalid," check it twice to be sure.

ThatsThem
Works OK with some email addresses but sometimes returns the wrong name or no name at all.

SpyDialer (Now Does Emails)
Does quite well for Yahoo and Gmail reverse lookups. Can return a full name or just a first or last name.

MyLife.com
Enter in a name or email address. Works best for yahoo emails. Often wrong on political party affiliation or marital status.

Facebook (Worldwide)
Plug in an email address or phone number. With a billion plus members you'd be crazy not to try! Often returns something.

Website Informer-Find Their Website By Email Address (Reverse Whosis Lookup)
Found two of my urls based on my yahoo email address. For a similar site click Here.

Email Reverse Lookup (Returns a name 20% of the time, Name may be wrong)
Before searching for your subject, look for yourself and close friends so you know what type of information is accurate.  For example: Site routinely lists a bunch of social networks that have nothing to do with your subject.

Use An Email Address To Find A Person's Name Or Phone # Or Use A Street Address To Get An Email Address
Finds about 20 percent of the people and it's often wrong. Still good with what's out there. May require free sign up.
NOTE when several email addresses are listed, they may have both the wrong one and the right one, i.e. both g_firestone@aol.com and g_firestone@yahoo.com. The way around it is to email all of them (Assuming you want to contact the subject). Or you can Google both addresses and see what turns up.

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Street Addresses

Find Old Roommates & Others Who Live or Once Lived At That Address (Consumer-SOS)
Find your old frat brother even when you don't remember his first or last name or where they live now. These sites often link to the names and contact info of others who lived there.

Find the Full Street Address With Just the House# or Zip Code
Will give you a full address with just a partial one. Then reverse lookup the whole address for who lives there.

Find Person Behind Address (InfoTracer)
Must click on ADDRESS up top. Did a great job of locating me by address-been here only 6 months.

Cyberbackgroundchecks.com (Reverse Address Search-USA Only)
Use a new or old address to find who lived or lives there, along with their more recent cell #s, email addresses and physical addresses.

FastPeopleSearch
Retrieves people who've lived at that address along with age, the subject's companies, old phone numbers, cell phone #s, etc.

Melissadata Address Check
Verifies if address is legit, reveals if it's a concealed mail drop, and lists who may live there, even does so for NYC apartment buildings.

Bellingcat OpenStreetMap Search
With a free signup you can find a photo's location through landmarks, buildings, railroads, mountains, other structures and satellite images: Specify the objects you see and the distance between them (ex: a 10-story building 80 meters from a park). Select a search area (ex: a district of a city).

Background Homeowners By Their Address To Get Their Name, Middle Initial & Marital Status (50 States & DC)
6 out of 10 people own rather than rent, which means you can find or verify the names of over a hundred million homeowners with just their address. Simply select the state and city where the address (home) is located, then click on the appropriate property lookup link to search by address. Results may also include their middle initial, the home's value, or that a spouse is also on the deed! If you can't find them, it could mean they rent or gave you a false name.  But it could also mean they live in NYC, or you have the wrong address or city.

Radaris Address Reverse Lookup
Pulled up my friends' names, middle initials, and old phone numbers along with prior renters based on their home address.

Show My Street
Instantly shows photos of the house or building as you're typing the address! If it doesn't then take off the suite #. A photo may show the address is just a concealed mail drop and not a real suite or business. (this is obvious when it's just a strip mall with a UPS, Staples or Mailboxes Etc.
For more, see
Other Street View Lookups (Google Search)

PeopleSearchNow Address Lookup (Find An Old Roommate, When You Don't remember their Last Name)
Look up an address to see current and prior residents. Click on their name to see age, relatives, addresses and phone numbers. Look up yourself to locate your old roomates. When their name comes up, just click! Too many searches and they start testing to see if you are human!

411 (By Name or Address Reverse Lookup & Neighbors)
Enter in an address for a name or a name for age and other information. You can then click to see the names and addresses of their neighbors. From there you can use other consumer-SOS links to find their phone numbers.

OOPS! I Sent My Letter To The Wrong Address!!!! (Consumer-SOS)
Step by step on how to find who got your letter.

PO Box Lookup-Finding A Business Or Person Through Their Post Office Box (Consumer-SOS)

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Find Old Roommates & Others Who Used To Live At That Address
Find your old frat brother even when you don't remember his first or last name by entering in their old address or the address where you both used to live as housemates.These sites often link to the names and contact info of others who lived there.

Cyberbackgroundchecks.com (Reverse Address Search-USA Only)
Use a new or old address to find who lived or lives there, along with their more recent cell #s, email addresses and physical addresses.

FastPeopleSearch
Retrieves people who've lived at that address along with age, the subject's companies, old phone numbers, cell phone #s, etc.  

PeopleSearchNow Address Lookup (Find An Old Roommate, When You Don't remember their Last Name)
Look up an address to see current and prior residents. Click on their name to see age, relatives, addresses and phone numbers. Look up yourself to locate your old roomates. When their name comes up, just click! Too many searches and they start testing to see if you are human! For a backup site see

FamilyTreeNow (replace existing address with your desired address)
Works somewhat for apartments too.

Will give you a full address with just a partial one. Then reverse lookup the whole address for who lives there.

Find Person Behind Address (InfoTracer)
Must click on ADDRESS up top. Did a good job of listing roommates at 2422-D Morosgo Court.

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Phone #s

NumLookup
Out of 6 tries missed 1 got 5 and no false positives. Captcha then allows 5 more tries before the next captcha.

CallerName.com Reverse Cell Lookup
Got my name and the names of my friends and relatives just from their cell phone numbers. Lists city and state too. 

Cyberbackgroundchecks.com (Reverse Cell #Search-USA Only)
Use a new or old phone number to confirm the person's name along with their
email addresses and physical addresses.

OK Caller Reverse Cell Lookup (USA only)
Use 2nd smaller searchbox (ignore the advertisement) to get the name or address of an unpublished number or cell phone #. It's totally amazing and should be used in conjunction with Spy Dialer. (Use both so you can confirm the owner.)

 

SpyDialer:Verify Cell Phone Owner Plus Hear Their Voicemail (USA)
Do a reverse lookup to see the owner. You can also listen to their voicemail  anonymously. Just select "Hear Voicemail", enter their 9 digit Cell # and “Dial." Their phone won't even ring and you can play back their voicemail to see who it is.  You'll be anonymous because their caller ID will show a number from Spy Dialer. This won't work with landlines, so make sure it's really a cell #.  New Feature: Learn the owner's first or last name. Just select "Lookup Name" Instead of "Hear Voicemail" (Mostly accurate).


Phone # Can Retrieve Skype Username, Country and First, Last Name
Enter number without dashes like this 6785879228. Pulled up my Skype handle, country of origin and my full name. Haven't tested outside of USA.

Names & Ages of Cell Phone Owners (USA-Peoplesearch.com)
Narrows the # down to two choices and provides their age. Found most of the cell #s in my address book but address and relative info is not reliable.


Get a Name with a Cell Phone # (Advanced Background Checks)
Enter a cell phone or landline to pull up a name, age and address info. Don't trust the top one to be their current address. But their address could be listed in the middle.

SpyTox

Select "Phone" and enter in a cell # to verify who it belongs to. Found mine and my mom's.

Verify Name of Cell Phone Owner For Free (CallerSmart.com)
Get their full name from a cell phone #. Sometimes the last name may be missing a final letter.
The CATCH! They claim through their premium service they can reveal who was searching for these phone numbers. Sounds like hype unless they have a Facebook sized database that can link your name with their cookies.

Get Their Photo & Name with Just a Cell # or Email Address (Worldwide)
With just their cell phone #, email or username tap into a Skype worldwide database of 1.7 billion users to see their names and photos! Does the photo match? Did you get a different name? Getting no matches is one thing. But something is wrong if their contact info leads to an entirely different person! Could be they have many identities.

CallerID Test
5 free lookups, which gave me the correct owner of 50% of the mobile #s I was looking for. Did not give me any false leads.

Caller ID Lookup (CNAM)
Unlimited tries, and often gets cell phone numbers.
Melissa Lookups (Global Phone Check)
Good for finding the owner of cell phone numbers and unlisted numbers. Just put in your number like this: 678-587-9228
(and ignore the box that says "COUNTRY")

Once you get a name, enter the full name at their sister site:https://www.melissa.com/v2/lookups/personator/index
To find out if they rent or own, their age, address etc. NOTE:  after a few lookups, you may be required to sign up for more free usuage. IT'S WORTH IT.

Facebook
Plug in an email address or phone number. With a billion plus members you'd be crazy not to try! Often returns something.

CallerSmart (Hit or miss for Cell Phones)
Pulls up the names of some cell phone #s and some unlisted landlines.

That's Them (Hit or miss for Cell Phones)
Pulls up the names of some cell phone #s and some unlisted landlines.

Google: Find A Person Or Business  (By Phone #)
Type the phone # into their search box (try with and w/o dashes) to get the person's name and address. 

Reverse Phone Number Directory
Get a person's name and address by typing in their phone#.

Reverse Phone Lookup
Gives you the address but no names. For the name, Google your address or use a reverse address lookup.

http://www.anywho.com/reversephonelookup
Free.  Look here to find residential or business phone numbers.  Also does reverse lookups where you can get the person's name & address if you have their phone number.

The Best Search Engines/Including Reverse Lookup
One central spot where you can do free searches on a variety of good search engines.  Can Also Search For Photos Of People!!!!!

411.com 


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Photos/Images
Use a photo to confirm their name or find out more about them. See where else the image appears to know if there's copyright infringment or if the photo is a fraud (appears under several names, on various dating websites or is associated with scams).

Face Check ID
Excellent for white people but so so for Africans/African Americans. Can find other photos in social media, which can lead to a name or user name. Found me with a photo I never ever put on the Internet! Note: if you have a photo of a person in a crowd, use Windows Snippet to crop their picture, and save, then upload and this works quite well! Best to crop a headshot without the clothing. Use to find witnesses for depositions (other people in the photo!)

Verify It's The Same Person
Upload two pics and see. I tried three postings and couldn't trick it! Spotted the difference between me and my twin brother, but also identified the same person with radically different hairstyles! Use in conjunction with facecheck.id.

Get Photo's Date, Time & Location (Consumer-SOS)
Free websites that can identify the country, state or city by examining photo metadata, architecture, terrain,landmarks, and maybe even the soil and plant life! Other links include getting a location by tracing an IP address!

Google Image Search (Making it work as before when it was good)
Two steps
1. upload image to Postimages.org and copy the "Direct Link" (must be from your files and not only online)
2. Paste direct link into https://googlelens.imagesniper.eu

Deblur, Enlarge, Extract Text, Flip or Remove Background (Consumer-SOS)
These tools can deblur, flip the image, remove the background, text or objects, extract text/translate text or recreate missing parts.

Does Their Email Address Pull Up A Photo?  (Worldwide)
Put in any email address, even from Hotmail or Yahoo to get a name or photo from their Gmail account or from Skype. Does it match the person you were looking for? To see where they live (or lived when the account was set up) copy the maps link into the address box up top. Sometimes it pulls up an additional photo with their real name, if you click on Bing or Google or Yandex link that it provides below.

Yandex Reverse Image Search
Click on camera/magnifier icon on right to paste the URL of the image (if image online) or to upload an image from your device.Yandex can drag the image. then at bottom is a crop function where you can move and reshape cropping square just to get a face or a brand name. Yandex will then search for photos similar to the area on the photo that was selected. If your pic has text, drag or upload and Yandex button will appear "recognize text"
Click it and it will extract. Can then do a Google Translate. or click on translate button and change the language to English

Use Name, Email or Phone Number To Pull Skype Account Photo
Not every Skype account has a photo but many do! 

TinEye Reverse Photo Lookup
Upload image or paste image URL. 

Google Reverse Images Lookup
Works best with URLS and worst with uploading images.
Click camera icon on right of search box; paste url of image and click on "Search by image".
Firefox: To get image url, right click over image; and "copy Image location"
IE: To get image URL, right click over image, select "Properties" and copy the link where it says Address URL
Google Chrome: To get image URL, right click over image, select "Copy image URL"
Microsoft Edge: Good luck! I couldn't get it to copy an Image URL.

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Photo Edits and Extracts For Better Reverse Lookups
These tools can deblur, flip the image, remove the background, text or objects, extract text/translate text or recreate missing parts.

Deblur Remove Objects & People
Enlarge/Reduce Text (Extract or Translate)
Flip (vertical or horizontal) Metadata/Geolocation (Date, Time, Place)
Uncrop (Restore Boundaries)  


Deblur

Clean Up Photos-Deblur
Is there writing in the background to Google or put in a reverse image search?
Don't forget to extract and translate if needed.

Deblur License Plates (platerecognizer.com)
It will write the numbers it thinks the license plate really is, e.g. GA 12345.

Enlarge/Reduce

Reduce or Enlarge Photos To See Details or Background (pixelied.com)
Upload and then enlarge or reduce from 33% to 800% with a scrollbar. Still blurs but it's fast and easy to use.

Hugging Face Enlarger
Enlarges a photo to 2x, 4x or 8x.

Imageenlarger.com

Shrink or Enlarge (webupon.com)

Enlarge  Images (List of Links)
Tools to enlarge and possibly sharpen an image for details which may reveal street signs or other clues you can Google.

Flip (Vertical or Horizontal)

Flipping Your Photos-Mirror Image (Good For Geolocation or reading text in reflection)
Did your cell phone flip the photos so that a cat or other object on your left appears on your right (the way someone facing you sees it.)
Use this tool to flip it back. Use when geolocating buildings based on landmark objects to the left or right (mountains, water towers, restaurants, etc.) and then plug photo or other info into other reverse lookups, etc.

Text Extract or Translate

I2OCR
i2OCR is a free online Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that extracts text from images and scanned documents so that it can be edited, formatted, indexed, searched, or translated.

Extract Text Found in a Photo or Image and Even Translate It (Sleuth For The Truth)
Extract the text displayed in an image whether it's a name of a building, a person or even a poem!

Metadata & Geolocation

Photo Geolocation
Free website that can identify the country, state or city by examining photo metadata, architecture, terrain,landmarks, and maybe even the soil and plant life! Works to some extent even with screenshots of other photos. Correctly guessed a photo of me and my brothers taken in GA with no memorable building in the background. Best free tool of this sort I've seen.

AI Describes Photo, Sometimes Gets the City (Huggingface.co)
Free and worth a try!

IP Address Geolocation (Consumer-SOS)
Track the location of someone based on their IP address.

For Photos, Extract Date, Time Location and Other Metadada
May reveal date, time and place where the photo was taken. Doesn't work for Facebook images online. Does work for uploaded photos (to some extent).
If the file is on your computer, you can also use Windows and right click/select properties, to see date photo was taken.

Use Objects in Photos to Manually Find Location via Bellingcat OpenStreetMap Search
With a free signup you can find a photo's location through landmarks, buildings, railroads, mountains, other structures and satellite images: Specify the objects you see and the distance between them (ex: a 10-story building 80 meters from a park). Select a search area (ex: a district of a city). See also this blog on how to use.

Remove People, Objects & Text

Remove Unwanted People or Objects from Your Digital Photos (https://cleanup.pictures/)
Instantly remove your ex boyfriend or the bystander in the background. Easy to use and free! For a backup site try clipdrop.co/cleanup, or automatically get rid of all objects but the people with RemoveBG. You can also use the Windows Snipping tool to draw a box around the person you want and save to your desktop.

Remove Text in a Photo
Does a decent job but you'll need other tools to remove the text box.

Uncrop (Restore Boundaries)

Restore Boundaries on Over-Cropped Photos
AI extrapolates what the photo boundaries would look like if the pic was uncropped. Expect hillarious results if picture is just a small portion of the whole object or person. Note: A cropped shot of me sitting on a small bit of a couch along with a cat hillariously duplicated couch cushions and a very creepy extra cat with no eyes or mouth!

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Usernames
Plug in an old username or the first part of an old email before the @sign to find accounts on Facebook and other social media, even if they changed names! Tip: Go through your old email contact list and look for friends with unusual email addresses or for people with rare names. To guess their usernames try combinations like: grahamfirestone graham.firestone graham-firestone graham_firestone gfirestone g_firestone g-firestone.

IDCRAWL by Username
To get their photo & social media profiles, plug in their old username or for unique emails, the first part before the @ sign.

Namevine
Searches all at once for a username in social media. Best for rare usernames unlikely to be used by others. Can also search for a name with spaces if it's rare. Do not search for complete emails.

What'sMyName
Can enter a username or a first and last name with or without spaces. Do not enter a full email address.

Use Username For Photo Or Social Media Site (Google Image Search)
Enter a rare username in quotes like "sleuthforthetruth" to see what photo, name or website appears. Then click on the image for more. Use this trick to find your old friends who may have changed names due to marriage or divorce. Don't forget to Google the username as well.

Shows Social Media Accounts Based on Email Address or Username
Enter in either of the above and then click on the link to see what it reveals about the user. (3 free tries per day)

HandleFinder
Find a username across various social media platforms. Pulled me up on Facebook, Instagram, Gravatar and Reddit along with many of my Reddit posts.

Castrickclues.com
May pull up a name via username.

Does Their Email Address Pull Up a Name or Photo? (Worldwide)  (Epieos.com)
Free sign up and then put in any email address, even from Hotmail or Yahoo to get a name or photo from their Gmail account. For back up site try Castrickclues.com whch also does usernames, but not so well.

Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Media Sites
Never overlook the obvious places! You might get lucky! Try with "" and without "" as in "alotasugarjet" or alotasugarjet

Social Media- Specific Sites & Tools (Consumer-SOS)
See what tools there are to search for people on Facebook, Instagram, Redditt, Twitter etc.

Dating Profiles (Consumer-SOS)
Find other ways to learn who your potential date is.

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License Plates

Free Lookup of Make, Model, Year, VIN and Car Specs
Worked with my car when I entered a license plate and state. Also claims to pull up "Historical events for this vehicle listed in chronological order." Noted one accident and a recall for a friend of mine! Probably have to pay for more details.

Is the Vehicle Listed as Stolen or Salvage? (NICB.org)
VIN Check cross-references the VIN entered against participating insurer’s theft and salvage records. 5 free tries a day. But records are not complete.

FAXVIN License Plate Lookup (Free)
Plug in their plate # and state for the make and model of their vehicle. Pay under $10 and you should get an accident report as well. Good if need to report to the police. Photo displayed may be a diffierent color vehicle of same make and model. For the driver's name, you'll have to pay a bit more no doubt. To get the VIN with the same data, click HERE!

Findbyplate.com
Enter in their plate and state and it may tell if there's been a driving incident. My plate pulled up the correct make and model. Color may be wrong.

Deblur License Plates (platerecognizer.com)
It will write the numbers it thinks the license plate really is, e.g. GA 12345.

Deblur, Enlarge, Extract Text, Flip or Remove Background (Consumer-SOS)
These tools can deblur, flip the image, remove the background, text or objects, extract text/translate text or recreate missing parts.

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Reverse Address Lookup/Finding Out Who To Contact When You Sent The Letter To The Wrong Address

1. Use a reverse directory to find out the name of the person or business residing at that address. If you get a contact name click on White Pages and Business Lookups.  Otherwise see below. 

2. Call information in the area code where the address is. For example, if  your letter was sent to "Colorado Springs, Colorado" dial 1719-555-1212.  If your letter went to New York, New York dial 1212-555-1212.

3. Explain to the operator that you need a name and phone number so you can contact the people at this address and have the package returned to you.

4. If they can't find this address, ask them for the phone number of the local post office closest to this address.

5. Ask the local post office if they can tell you the name of the person or business that resides there.  Find out if the address is a valid one.  If it is not, it may be that the shipper is liable and should have had the item returned to you.  If you get a contact name click here.  Otherwise see below.

5A. If you have a friend or associate nearby, have him go to that address and investigate the matter. Or try calling the local City Zoning, Property or Tax Commission. These guys usually have a plat or map of all the buildings in the area and who owns them. 

5B. Use The Cole's Directory. Through a Cole's Directory you can use the street address to look up the phone number. The Cole's Directory is probably available free at your local library.

 6. Once you have a name, use the Internet White Pages or Business Yellow Pages to find the phone number.  Or find the phone number by dialing information in that area.

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Other Public Records

Missing Persons Genealogies, Birth Parents & Ancestors
Classmates Fee Based Sites
Military Obtaining Vital Records

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Missing Persons

The Nation's Missing Children Organization & Center for Missing Adults 
Find information on both children and adults.

Comprehensive links For Missing Kids & Adults (Many States)
To find links in your state, use the edit/find option on the tool bar of your browser. To check for more state links click "find next". 

National Find Family Registry For People with Disabilities
Open to people seeking each other even though just bits of information are available.
May help reunite those who lost touch with family members with disabilities for other reasons too, like divorce, foster care or adoption, personal problems or misfortune.

See Missing Kids (Consumer-SOS)

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Classmates


Find Or Background Old Classmates-Step By Step (Consumer-SOS)
Get in touch with all your old friends, even those who have married and changed
names.

High School & College Alumni Database
Free membership but not many people in this database.
Track down lost friends with this database of 17,000 U.S.
High Schools and 10,000 colleges, featuring a message
center, reunion postings, automated email updates and
more.

See Also By Name, # or Public Records (Consumer-SOS)

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Military

USA Military Directory (Facebook Group)
Volunteers help you find your long lost service buddies, friends, or loved ones that have been left behind due to all the military moves...or just the passage of time.

GI Search (All Armed Forces)
Search by first and last name for their age and home town.
You may be able to verify more if you sign up as a free member.

Off-line Requests For Military Service Records
Records open to the public include their photo, salary, rank, a transcript of their court-marshal trial and more.

Locate Military Members, Units, and Facilities
Includes How to Locate U.S. Military Personnel and Veterans.

How To Verify Or Locate A Veteran (Google)

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Rare Names (Will return too many results for common names)

All in One Spot Searches (Rare Names Only)

PublicDataUsa.com
Enter name and state for ages (ages off by as much as 3 years)
Use with rare names to find companies, real property, state and county registered to vote, campaign contributions, corporations and sometimes even religion and their high school. Look for listing in consumer market databse to see ethnicity, religion and occupation and date of birth (close but a day off).

IDCrawl
Use their full name (no quotes) to get a photo, social media, school, the websites they own and maybe even their usernames. Works best with rare names or you'll get too many hits. Got me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

People Profiler for Rare Names (Black Book Online)
Enter in the name or the name with a state. Works best if the name is rare.
Can pull up public databases to look at which refer to your subject, e.g. if your subject owns a boat, real property or a company, it may link to the the front page for the GA boating records division, the CA real property records div. and or the TX secretary of state for corporate records.
Once you open up the link, simply search for your subject by name.

Social Media (Rare Names)

Google Social Search (for uncommon names)
For a one stop search in the social media listed below, enter name with or without quotes with a check mark next to Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. Doesn't work well for emails.

https://webmii.com/
Search by first and last name to find people on various websites. To narrow your results,
hit the + button and add key words like attorney or their city or state.


Usernames Found in Social Media (NameCheckup.com)
People may use the same username in various places. Works best for rare usernames.
Enter in full name without spaces or a username such as joshuafire or carfire345.
Give it 20 seconds to search then click on the gray boxes for where its mentioned.

Company/Assets/Intellectual Property Search


Use Their Name To Find The Companies They Own (Search The US & Internationally-All at Once)
Or Search by company name to get the owners and officers. May show they do business
in more than one place. (May point to where their assets are!) 

Corporation Wiki
Enter in a person or corporate name to learn of trademarks or incorporation. Not good for showing current corporations, but gathers info from USPTO Dun & Brandstreet, etc. Use to track assets/find companies when don't know name of company or where may be incorporated. Sometimes links people to prior jobs rather than to any companies they actually owned.

For common names and companies, allows you to refine search by state or whether you're looking for a person or a company. Note: The same person could appear in several listings because they own several companies.


Use Their Name, Company Or Email To Get Websites Which Will List Their Address, Email Or Phone #
Once you have their domain name or website, see what you can find on the website. Don't forget to put the domain name through a Whosis lookup
for their address, email or phone number. Click Here for another site that uses reverse lookups to get websites.
For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa.
For common names, search by email or something tied to owner.

Companies Or Vehicles They've Owned (Works Best for Rare Names)
At bottom will sometimes list the companies they own or are registered agents for, along with the vehicles they've bought, patent filings, etc.

International Trademark & TM Owner Search (Global Brand Database)
Click on "Brand" tab to Search for trademarks/Brandnames in over 30 countries including the US & Canada as well as marks registered under the Madrid protocol. Search for trademark owner or agent by clicking on "Names" tab.  Then search for holder or representative.

Companies or People Involved in Patent Litigation (RPX Database)
Type in their last name or their company to learn their state of incorporation, their company and address information. Often can learn more by clicking on a copy of the legal complaint, which tells address and owner information.

Radaris
Search for names, ages, addresses and phone numbers. Good for tracking professionals-often lists work history and companies they've owned. Click on the person you want or scroll to the bottom of the page for even more. Compiles news on them.

MISC.

Rare Names: Find Their Address, Phone # & Age (Google Search Within Peoplebyname.com)
In Google, change the name to the one you want and press enter. If the website gives you a page of the same last name, search by first name by pressing the Ctrl button and F on your keyboard. Then type in only the first name and hit enter to get there quickly. This resource doesn't have everybody but it gives a lot of good data if you find them. (It's harder to search for common names as you cannot select a state to narrow down your leads.)

Investigative Dashboard Search (US & International Docs)
Search by first and last name for official documents. Lets you search across 141 collections of documents from previous investigations, official sources, and scraped databases. Found my brother.

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Fee Based Sites

www.ussearch.com
Fees range from $10 to more than $500.  Uses thousands of databases to find and check up on people.

www.reunions.com
$25 membership fee.  Uses databases and links to other people search and genealogical sites.  Other fees involved depending on the type of search.

www.peoplesearch.com
Free people searches for phone numbers and e-mail addresses.  Other searches are $10 and up depending on the complexity.

www.net-detective.net
Download software for $25, which explains how to find people and dig up information on them, even FBI files, for additional money.  See Also Private Detective

www.knowx.com
Offers information on death records, background checks, telephone numbers, and real property records for searches conducted before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m.

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Genealogies, Birth Parents  & Ancestors

How To Search Your Own Genealogy (Mega site)

Finding Your Birth Parents (Search Registries)

Genealogy Search Engine (Find Your Ancestors)

Adoption And Finding Your Birth Parents (All 50 States & DC)

Birthparents-I Have A Name-Now What?
Step By Step What To Do.

Searching For Birth Relatives-A Fact sheet For Families

Searching Your Genealogy (Mormon Church Website)

Immigration Records From Ellis Island
Between 1892 and 1924, over 22 million passengers and members of ships' crews came through Ellis Island and the Port Of New York. Now you can research passenger records from the ships that brought the immigrants-even see the original manifests with passengers' names.

Find Who's Buried And Where
Punch in the persons last name the word "and" and then their first name for a list of cemeteries where they might be buried.

See also Tracing Your Genealogy 

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Obtaining Vital Records

Where To Write For Vital Records (50 States & DC)
For birth, death and marriage certificates, divorce papers and more.

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Finding Your School’s Homepage
Two Year

Four Year

Graduate
 

Back To Find Or Background Old Classmates


Two Year Colleges

U.S. Two-Year Colleges
Includes links to more than 1,000 community colleges, listed by state. Provides links to state boards and agencies, and community college districts and systems.

Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction
Search for individual community college Web sites, or obtain a full alphabetical listing by country, state, or province. Contains links to 1,131 community colleges, plus 194 related resources.

Canadian Community Colleges
A list by province of Canadian community colleges not affiliated with a university.

Back To Find Or Background Old Classmates


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4 Year Colleges and Universities

US News College Directory 

Peterson’s Guide To Colleges and Universities
Type the school name in their search engine.

Back To Find or Background Old Classmates

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Graduate Schools

Peterson’s Guide To Graduate Schools
Type the school name in their search engine. 

Back To Find or Background Old Classmates
 

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Their Dating Profiles
Online dating can be scary. People lie about their age, frequently change their profiles and sometimes have a different profile for each dating site.
But what if you could background someone even before your first date?  Even before you know their real name?  These sites beow are far from perfect. But they are very useful!

Use Their Usernames Or Emails To Pull Up True Name or Postings (Consumer-SOS)
See what they post elsewhere and if they're consistent in what they're saying about themselves.

Is The Email Reputable? (verify it's not just a throwaway email or used by spammers)
Good for dating or buying online when you ask for their email. Gives you 3 free searches a day. (Made up a fake email and it caught me!)  Use this to see if someone is a serial dater and setting up burner emails.

How To Background His Marital Status (Sleuth For The Truth Blogs)

Google Search Within The Dating Site
Note: this link above looks for the profile machoman on the dating site Plenty of Fish. Simply change to the username and website you're looking for. Example: studly site:match.com.

This can reveal prior changes to profiles, whether the person is on several sites at once and sometimes even what social events they've attended. You may also learn if they’ve recently moved or are involved in things they never disclosed to you.

Step By Step Approach

  1. Google their profile name, real name, username or user ID. Does his profile change from site to site? Is the nice guy on E-Harmony a cad on letshookup.com? Ask him if he's on other sites and see if he denies it.

  2. Click on the "Cached" link which appears just below each Google search result. Compare the "Cached" old snapshot of the page with the current one. Does the person now like children when he didn’t before? Does his old profile show he's willing to date women age 25-70?

    Got Too Many Hits That Have Nothing To Do With Your Subject? Then Google For Him Within The Top Dating Sites.
    (For a List of such see A List of Top Dating Sites)

  3. Click on Google Advance Search,
     
  4. In the second box on the form enter his profile name, real name, username or user ID (the box that says: this exact wording or phrase).
     
  5. In the very last box ("Search within a site or domain"): enter the name of the site where you found him on or the site you want to investigate. Example: match.com or plentyoffish.com or whatever.com. Do not put in www.
     
  6. Click "
  7.  Search" Button.
    (Google with display results found only within that particular website.)
     
  8. Also look at the "Cached" Link which often appears below each Google search result. Does he now like dogs and children when before he hated them? Did he suddenly grow 5 years younger, lose 50 pounds or change his religion?)
     
  9. Repeat steps 3-7, this time, using a first name (if known) and then again their first and last name. For example: a Google lookup on meetup.com shows John Smith was on both meetup.com/Vegas and meetup.com Atlanta. This may indicate he just moved to Atlanta-something good to know if you’re going to background his age, criminal record or bankruptcies, etc. It also shows that on the day he stood you up, he was actually schmoozing at another meetup social event!!!)
     
  10. If You Are Already Dating The Person, lookup their Facebook profile. For more information, ask to become a "friend". This will give you access to their public profile. People list all sorts of information that can be found on the INFO Tab. This may include email addresses, instant chat Ids, and much more which you can Google for even more info about them.
     
  11. For Twitter, use their advance search to search for first and last name under the box that says "This Exact Phrase." Advance search also allows you to search from 15-1000 miles/kilometers from a particular location.

See Finding Friends, Associates & Hidden Relationships

See Is The Guy Your Dating Really Married? (Christian-SOS)

See Use Social Network Sites & Other Directories To Background By First Name, Full Name, Email Address, Business or Website (Consumer-SOS)

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Friends & Associates/Hidden Relationships

Find Their Related Websites Through Their Name, Company Name, Email or Username (Click Here for Backup Site)
Websites could lead to other businesses, crazy schemes, or the names of close associates who are up to no good.
Once you get a list of sites, do a Whosis lookup to find their emails, mailing addresses and phone #s
Note you don't need the full email address, just the part before the @ sign. For common names, search by email as well.
For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa.

Do Two Websites Have The Same Google Anaytics ID?
To prove their connected, enter in the website to see what other websites have this same identifier.

Find Friends & Associates Through Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Classmates

Find out who knows who by using the friend/associate features found on Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. These allows you to look up your subject and in certain cases, to see who their friends and associates are. (Sometimes a profile will also reveal what someone was doing that day, i.e. playing tennis, in the hospital, out of town, etc.)

Then do a Combined Google search using the names of the two people who might know each other.

Proving That John knew Sam can make or break a lawsuit. Such can show a person’s obvious bias and also lead to more witnesses and more evidence at trial or deposition.

Practical Applications

  • In a Personal Injury case: to show the lone "disinterested" witness really was friends with the other driver;
  • In a Fraud case: to show the defendant had an accomplice;
  • In a Divorce case: to show the husband was dating his "new" girlfriend for years;
  • In a Employment Discrimination case: to show the newly hired secretary was the manager's long time girlfriend;
  • In a Conspiracy case: to show the owners of these separate corporations were close friends with each other;
  • In a Jury Trial: To Show Jurors knew the defendant, had connections with the company or misrepresented themselves on Voir Dire.
  • When Hiring A Partner, Consultant, Vendor or Associate: To show concealed relationships that could endanger attorney client privilege, trade secrets, etc.

How To Find Who Knows Who

  • Facebook Requires you log in first for a free sign up, but it also lists the names and photos of people associated with your subject. (as long as profile is not kept "Private"). 

    To find out more information, you or someone else can set up a profile with or without a photo and ask to become their friend. If your subject agrees, you will now have access to their public profile and what ever data listed on such.

    For Example: you might also be able to find out what they did around a
    certain date (might involve clicking the "show more"/show older posts" link at the bottom of
    the friend's wall page). Plus, their friends might have a bunch of personal
    information listed on the subjects INFO page (See INFO tab up top), some of which could show the extent they know your subject.. Under the INFO Tab might be instant messenger ID names, emails, names of websites companies, etc. Googling such might pull up blogs, flickr accounts, or other information from the same person, and those blogs might contain even more information about the
    person you’re investigating.

  • LinkedIn has a similar feature where you can search for your subject and then view their professional contacts and associates. And don’t forget the people search feature on classmates. It may show that the two people went to the same schools.
     
  • See also Use Social Network Sites & Other Directories To Background By First Name, Full Name, Email Address, Business or Website (Consumer-SOS)

Googling

Still can’t find a connection?

Put both names in Google, with and without quotes. This could show they belonged to the same fraternity, chess club, etc.

Examples:

John Bernake sandra bullock

Or

"John Bernake" "sandra bullock"

Or (For rare first names)

"John Bernake" menda
 

Proving Relationships Through Other Means

Do they have an corporation? Find out who the officers and agents are. Then repeat the steps above.

See also Corporate Lookups. Is the witness related to one of the employees?

See also Age Lookups (often list relatives)

See also Neighbor Lookup

See also Classmates Lookup (did they attend the same school?)

See also Their Business Networking Sites

See also Tracking By Their Dating Profile

See also Are Their Websites Connected?

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Find Who Links To A Website (May Reveal Hidden Relationships)

Smallseotools Backlink Checker
Find all the people or businesses that link to the site you're investigating. Then find out who owns them and if they're friends, relatives or business associates.

Openlinkprofiler.org
Easier to use but less up to date. May tell you if the connection is "business" or "family."

 
Find Out If Different Websites Are Really From The Same Person or Business.
Are two porn websites in cahoots with one another? Want to prove website A is really a front for business B? Or that a server should be shut down because it knowingly hosts malicious websites?
 

Here's How:

1. Look up who owns each site through a Whosis Lookup or Web address lookup

2. Once you discover owners, officers or agents, repeat steps found in Finding Friends, Associates & Relationships and Proving Relationships Through Other Means.

See Also

Find Their Related Websites Through Their Name, Company Name, Email or Username (Click Here for Backup Site)
Websites could lead to other businesses, crazy schemes, or the names of close associates who are up to no good.
Once you get a list of sites, do a Whosis lookup to find their emails, mailing addresses and phone #s
Note you don't need the full email address, just the part before the @ sign. For common names, search by email as well.
For Best Results: Search by all 4 if you have this info. An email address may turn up sites not listed under their business, and vice versa.

But What If This information is Kept Private or I Still Can't Find A Connection?
Websites that have private domain information pay extra to conceal their owners and agents. If the address of the host server is listed, read their policy on private registrations. This will tell you what is required to force disclosure. Usually you will not be able to see "private" information without a court order or subpoena. But you never know.

Convincing Law Enforcement The Websites Are From The Same Owner or Business
Use the Internet and some common sense.

  1. To obtain a subpoena or court order, demonstrate that the two sites have suspicious commonalities, i.e. similarities in design, links, fonts, wording, graphics, coding, contact #s, mode of operating, etc.
     
  2. Establish a connection by Googling the name with and without the ".com" part to find additional information. Do a separate Google search with the name of the other site. Then Google them both together. You could find complaints about one or both of these sites, as well as the much sought after registration information. Next,
     
  3. Show the two websites are cyber neighbors found on the same server.
    For example: What if two shady businesses had the same crooked scheme, looked very similar, and were later found to reside in the very same office building? And what if this office building was so small it had just a few tenants? Surely this would go a long way in showing they were both connected with one another.

    In the world of cyberspace, the building is called a server and the business tenants are the websites found on the server. And like office buildings, there are millions upon millions of servers; each of which can house only a few hundred or few thousand tenant websites. Since there are billions of websites, scattered on millions of servers, the fact that two of them were found on the very same server is not something to ignore. Especially if the server is a small one and hosts only a few websites. And like in the office example above, the fewer websites on the server, the more likely the server itself can be implicated and shut down.

  4. Show the two websites are built with the same programs, platforms, etc.
    As the name implies, BuiltWith lets you find what popular websites are built with. Different tech stacks and platforms power different sites. BuiltWith can, for example, detect whether a website is using WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal as its CMS and provide further details.

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Use Social Network Sites & Other Directories To Background By:
First Name, Last Name or Partial Last Name
Full Name
Email Address
Business or Website (or to Reveal Their Business Affiliations)
 

BY FIRST NAME OR PARTIAL LAST NAME With a first name, you can find their last name much easier than you think.
In fact, you've probably talked to the person and know other important things that can lead to their surname. For example, you don't even need their real name at all, if you have their phone #, or an email address, a username or their physicall address. To verify or learn their full name with the above, see the Sleuth For The Truth Blog Reverse Searches: Background Them By Old & Current Contact Info

See Facebook Friend Browser (Requires A Facebook Account)
For the moment, Facebook has brought back its advanced search function. Look for "Search for Friends." Below this are fields where you can search by name, employment, hometown, education, city or mutual friend. Do not put the name in quotes. Find people by partial name, i.e. enter in John with their current or former company.


Other Ways To Get Their Full name
Key is using Google and Special Search Directories to plug in their first name along with other information, such as their first name and partial work address, first name and partial home address, first name and company, first name and profession, first name and school or their first name and city or state. For people with rare first names, you can also search by first name and their hobbies. Or you can search the same way if you have just a last name.

http://www.reversephonedirectory.com/ is good for finding rare first names when you don't know the last name. Or for unusual last names when you don't know their first name.  Enter your info only in the PEOPLE SEARCH first or last name box on the right hand side. Then choose a state.  If the name is too common it will return only the first 99 or 100 hits.

 Using Google or Bing: (Get full name with first or last name plus other Google search term)

For Example: Say you meet "Renata" in the office building elevator. You have no clue about her last name or even the company she works for. But you keep seeing her in the office elevator so you know she works in your building. To find Renata's last name, just Google her partial work address.
Renata "1 glenlake parkway" (Address)

Or if you know where they work:
Tiffany Unitedlex  (Company)

Tiffany Unitedlex Georgia  (Company & State)

Even with a bunch of Renatas, it's easy to find the right one. Just put their full names in Facebook or Linkedin for a photo or other confirming information. Then go to Finding People On The Internet (Consumer-SOS).
 
Search For Rare Names by Putting In Extra Terms.

Even without an address, you can use other information to search by first name on Google or Bing. But the name better be rare and you'll need to put in extra terms to narrow it down.  For example: for that bilingual former classmate of yours enter: Minelva Spanish Georgia 

For the musician you met at the bookstore try: Mehgan ukulele Texas. Add or remove terms to reduce or increase hits. Extra terms could include a city, state, (don't abbreviate) their occupation, the name of a child, or another hobby. To narrow down your leads, See Listing What You Know About The Person

Finally, if you haven't got their phone # or address by now, try the Internet Phone Books.

See also Find By Full Name

Finding People On The Internet (Consumer-SOS)

Using Special Directories To Find Their Full Name With Just A First Name, or a Last Name or Partial Last Name (See How I Found 2 Colleagues)

In addition to the general search engines such as Google or Bing, try the special directories where you can search with just a first name or partial last name.

For example, you can search the Age Directories by first name only, or by first name and their city and state. Got a lot of hits? Then, eliminate the leads too young or too old to be your subject. And many of these directories also allow name lookup with just a few letters of their last name.

Ask yourself, is the person a Doctor, Lawyer, CPA or Patent Attorney? Do they belong to a Professional Licensing Board or association or club that lists members? Did they attend high school or College with you (where you'd have access to their Alumni Directory)? If they went to a different school, do you know where and when? For more help, see Listing What You Know About The Person.

If the answer is yes, search for them through the Social Networking SitesState Bar Directories, Professional Licenses and Certifications, Alumni Directories and professional associations they may belong to. 

See Facebook Advanced Search  (Must 1st Be Logged Into Facebook)
For the moment, Facebook has brought back its advanced search function. Search for a person by first and last name and hit enter, cick on "ALL" or next try "PEOPLE". A filter with optons appears on the left.  
Below this are fields where you can search by name, employment, hometown, education, city or mutual friend or even the date of the photo you are looking for.

 If they've lived in a small town, search by first name in the Local Newspapers. Don't forget to narrow your hits with other search terms if you get too many.

For schools and colleges, search Classmates.com by their first name, and then narrow your leads by school and graduation year. And once you have their full name, weed out obvious false leads based on their age or photo. This can be done by plugging their full names into the Age and Social Networking Sites.  

Finally, if you haven't got their phone # or address by now, try the Internet Phone Books.

See also Find By Full Name

EXAMPLES OF HOW I FOUND 2 COWORKERS, ONE BY FIRST NAME AND ONE BY PARTIAL LAST NAME
My Former coworker "Kendall" was an attorney from Atlanta and about 35. But what was his last name? To find out, I simply went to the State Bar Directory and searched for him by first name only.

Of the ten results, I could immediately weed out 6. Some of the these included women, attorneys practicing out of state, or obvious old timers admitted to practice when Kendall was in diapers. So that left just 4 names.

To find the right Kendal, I simply put all 4 of the full names into Linkedin. And out popped his photo, employment history and address. And if that didn't work, I would have looked for his photo in other social networks such as Facebook, or Myspace. Even without a photo, I probably could have found him just by Googling these 4 names, or I could have confirmed their ages through the Age Look Up Directories.

I also wanted to find another coworker named "John" but knew only that his last name began with "GA" and that he was a New Jersey Patent Attorney. Fortunately, patent attorneys are much rarer than other attorneys, the same way that CPAs are much rarer than other accountants.

To find his last name, I simply looked him up in the national directory of patent attorneys. To find that his last name was "Gabos" I selected "New Jersey" and typed in John and a partial last name of "GA". That was all it took.

Social Networking Sites

Finding A Last Name With Just the First Name And A Few Key Words

Classmates.com (Requires Free Signup to Search. Powerful tool if you know their school.)
Go to their "Advanced Search" (under the search button).
Under WHO, Enter the first name and Leave the last name blank.
Under WHAT, choose ALL or choose College, K-12, military or some other category.
Under the NAME box just below WHAT, enter their specific school, college, etc. that you're looking for. (Leave blank if you chose ALL.)
In the WHERE box, enter a city or state (Leave blank if not sure).
See also Old Classmates

US College & University Directory 
From their home page, find their Alumni Directory and Search by First Name, Dorm, Major, Graduation Date, etc.)

Facebook (Requires Free Signup to Search)
Facebook's search engine changes all the time. Here is how to find someone by first name (Google hits confined to the last year)

Note: Also Try finding them by their Facebook friends. For example: Say you know "John" is a friend of Graham Firestone but you don't know John's last name.  Check out Graham Firestone's Facebook Page. It may be that John "West" (along with Photo) is listed as a friend. 

LinkedIn (Requires Free Signup to Search By First Name Only)
In their Advanced People Search box, enter a first name or a last name, some key words, and/or a profession. Too many hits?  Then narrow your leads by adding a location or a school, etc.
Example: Graham Atlanta attorney.

Or try a first name with a hobby or association and location. Example: Graham "Rotary Club" Kansas (use quotes for compound words and phrases). LinkedIn is not good for looking up emails. 

Twitter (Their Search Engine Works Better If You're Already a Member)
Not good at finding new members who have just their profile, i.e. no tweets or other Twitter connections. Use their simple search box to enter in a name, user profile or business. Advance search also allows you to search based on other criteria. For Example: Use Twitter Advanced Search to search for first name and or first and last name under the box that says "This Exact Phrase."  

Skype  (To Search, Must Be a Skype Member and have Downloaded their Free Skype Software)

  1. Open up Skype, click on "View" and then "Directory".
  2. Type in first name only, or first and last name and then search
  3. Narrow your search by entering city, state, county or language in the new pop up screen. You can also type in an email address or Skype Profile Name.
  4. Too many hits? Click on the top headers to sort your results by "Full Name", "Skype Name", "Country/Region" or "Profile". To see a photo or their age, try clicking on their profile. Some users provide this information. Others don't.

FINDING A LAST NAME THROUGH AGE DATABASES

ZabaSearch
Type in the first name, press the space bar and then enter the letter "a" For example: menda a or minelva a. To narrow your results, select a state.

Intelius.com
Type in the first name, press the space bar and then enter the letter "a" For example: Leasan a or minelva a. Must also select their state.

Enter their name to get age, state and date when the record was last verified. The last verified date gives you a crude picture of when the person may have moved.  Then look them up in the appropriate state, county and city databases.  May also list people who live together.

Peopledata.com (ages may be wrong)
To search by first name (works best for rare names)
type in the first name, press a space and then enter the letter "a"
For example: menda a or minelva a. To narrow your results, select a state.

Other Ways To Find Someone's Last Name

Business Or Profession Or Certification (Consumer-SOS)
Use databases to find full name by looking up first name and other criteria, i.e. first name and profession or business, first name and city, or first name and certification or license.l

Friends, Associates & Relationships (Consumer-SOS)
If Graham Firestone is a friend of John X, find John's last name and photo by looking up Graham Firestone's friends.

See Women Who Have Married Or Divorced (Consumer-SOS)

Facebook Friend Browser (Requires A Facebook Account)
For the moment, Facebook has brought back its advanced search function. Look for "Search for Friends." Below this are fields where you can search by name, employment, hometown, education, city or mutual friend. Do not put the name in quotes. Find people by partial name, i.e. enter in John with their current or former company.

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BY FULL NAME

See Facebook Friend Browser (Requires A Facebook Account)
For the moment, Facebook has brought back its advanced search function. Look for "Search for Friends." Below this are fields where you can search by name, employment, hometown, education, city or mutual friend. Do not put the name in quotes. Find people by partial name, i.e. enter in John with their current or former company.

LinkedIn (Requires Free Signup to See Photos, Gives Some Of What You Need Without Signup)
Enter a first and last name in their peoplesearch box. (Put compound words and phrases in quotes. Too many hits? Then narrow your leads by adding a location and or profession. If you are a Linked In Member, you can enter in a first and last name and then use their "Advanced Search" to add key words, their title and their location, school, etc.

Example: "Graham Firestone" Atlanta attorney
Or try a first and last name with a hobby or association and location. Example: "Graham Firestone  "Rotary Club" Kansas   

ZoomInfo (No Membership is Required)
Extracts information about people and companies from various published resources. Works the same as LinkedIn
but don't use quotes "".

Classmates.com (Requires Free Signup to Search)
If the full name is not too Common, simply choose "People" and then enter their first and last name in the search box. (if you see your own school in the drop box, change it to "people") Get too many hits? Then narrow it down with an "Advanced Search".
Sometimes Classmates may display a different or hyphenated name up top. This means the woman may be married, remarried or divorced.

ADVANCE SEARCH FOR COMMON NAMES

Go to their "Advanced Search" (under the search button).
Under WHO, Enter the first name and last name.
Under WHAT, choose ALL or choose College, K-12, military or some other category.
Under the NAME box just below WHAT, enter their specific school, college, etc. (Leave blank if you chose ALL.)
In the WHERE box, enter a city or state (Leave blank if not sure).

Skype  (To Search, Must Be a Skype Member and have Downloaded their Free Skype Software)

  1. Open up Skype, click on "View" and then "Directory".
  2. Type in first name only, or first and last name and then search
  3. Narrow your search by entering city, state, county or language in the new pop up screen. You can also type in an email address or Skype Profile Name.
  4. Too many hits? Click on the top headers to sort your results by "Full Name", "Skype Name", "Country/Region" or "Profile". To see their age or
    photo, try clicking on their profile. Some users provide this information.

For More on Backgrounding By Full Name

See Their Trail of Public Records
See People With Common Last Names
See Women Who Have Married Or Divorced
See Old Classmates

See also Wikipedia Listing of Social Networks

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BY EMAIL ADDRESS

See Reverse Lookups For Up To Date Listings. Info below is old.

See Facebook Friend Browser (Requires A Facebook Account)
For the moment, Facebook has brought back its advanced search function. Look for "Search for Friends." Below this are fields where you can search by name, employment, hometown, education, city or mutual friend. Do not put the name in quotes. Find people by partial name, i.e. enter in John with their current or former company.

Type Emails like this: g_firestone@yahoo.com

LinkedIn (Requires Free Signup to Search For Emails)
Enter an email address in their peoplesearch box.

Example: g_firestone@yahoo.com
Don't expect much. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't.

See Also Address, Phone # or Emails (Consumer-SOS)


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BY BUSINESS OR WEBSITE

LinkedIn (Requires Free Signup to Search for Businesses or Websites)
Can look up business or website. For businesses, put compound words in quotes i.e. "Simply Paris". For websites, omit the www. i.e. consumer-sos.com not www.consumer-sos.com.

ZoomInfo (No Membership is Required)
Extracts information about people and companies from various published resources. Works the same as LinkedIn but don't use quotes "".

Facebook (Requires Free Signup to Search)
Click on "Friends" and then "Find Friends". Ignore all search boxes on the page except the one at the bottom which says "Search For People". Note: Facebook retrieves profiles with these terms even when the terms may not be visible).

Examples of How To Enter An Email Address, Company or Website:

Type Emails like this: g_firestone@yahoo.com
Companies like this: Microsoft (no INC, CO or LLC)
Websites like this: www.consumer-sos.com

Plaxo (Photo, Profession)
Can search for photos based on a name. May list profession. Must sign up for more info.
 

For More on Backgrounding By Business or Finding Ouy If They Have A Business, See

The Company They Own (Consumer-SOS)
Also shows officers and agents of the company.

Finding Who Officially Owns A Website (Consumer-SOS) 

See also Business Or Profession Or Certification (Consumer-SOS)    NEVER CLICK on DETAILS

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Social Media

Multiple Platforms Reddit
Facebook Twitter
Instagram YouTube
LinkedIn  


Mulitple Platforms

BuzzGlobe
Search by name in quotes. Pulls up postings in Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and other social media.
Use Advanced Search to add key words or filter for those without certain words.

IDCrawl
Use their full name (no quotes but can narrow by state) to get a photo, social media, school, the websites they own and maybe even their usernames.
Works best with rare names or you'll get too many hits. Got me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Veripages (USA Only)
A full name search can pull up age with Facebook or Linkedin resume info or link to DOB on My Life.  Search by name and state if the name is a common one. Then click on VIEW FULL PROFILE to get their name, age, and sometimes their employer or resume. AVOID CLICKING ON "DETAILS" (takes you to a pay site).

https://webmii.com/
Search by first and last name to find people on various websites.
To narrow your results, hit the + button and add key words like attorney or their city or state.

https://searchpof.com/
Type in name with or without quotes, can add a state; click on search icon. From there can select All. Does a decent job.

Use Their Usernames Or Emails To Pull Up True Name or Postings (Consumer-SOS)
See what they post elsewhere and if they're consistent in what they're saying about themselves.

Dating Profiles (Consumer-SOS)
Additional ways to search who the person really is.

Quickly Find Old Classmates and Alumni Through Facebook, Classmates.com, Linkedin and Google (Sleuth For The Truth)

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Facebook

Facebook: Find By First Name Only
Type in first name and hit Enter, click on People (left hand side), then add either a location or a school or a company. Don't try all categories at once unless you have too many hits.

Quickly Find Old Classmates and Alumni Through Facebook, Classmates.com, Linkedin and Google (Sleuth For The Truth)

Teaching Facebook To Look For Exact Searches
Facebook guesses at the correct spelling but sometimes this is a problem when the name you're looking for is spelled differently.To get your keywords to be executed exactly:

1.Use quotation marks and hit enter. For example search for "Jonethan" not Jonathan and then hit enter.

2. Click once on the link in your browser address box (up top) after following step 1. In the address box up top you will now see https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q="jonethan"
At the end of this, now add &spell=1 so it now looks like https://www.facebook.com/search/top?q="jonethan"&spell=1

3. Hit enter and now Facebook will search most of the time for the exact words.

Get Their Facebook ID

Find The Year They Joined Facebook By Getting Their Facebook ID
Beware of people who's FB account is extremely new or very old but with few comments or friends.
To verify when their account was set up:

1. Google their first and last name and Facebook to get to their Facebook homepage. (This won't work if you go directly through Facebook.)

Then copy and paste their Internet address into the searchbox of this link above.
In my case the link to my Facebook account is https://www.facebook.com/graham.firestone

2. Click on "lookup" which will then extract their unique Facebook Id #, a large number like this 100003202741882.

3. Add their unique ID # number to the link below.
facebook.com/marketplace/?seller_profile=100003202741882

4. Copy and paste the full link with ID # into your Internet address box (not the Google search box).
Facebook will then display the year they joined Facebook. Try it on your own account! (For your own account you can use Facebook directly.)

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Instagram

Googling For Postings on an Instagram Profile (No Instagram Account Needed)
To get multiple postings by an Instagram User, click on link above, and in the Google search box replace only the PROFILENAME. For example, to get the postings of "boy.xcx" simply replace "site:Instagram.com/PROFILENAME/ *" with "site:Instagram.com/boy.xcx/ *" and hit enter.

Use a Name or Username to See an Instagram Account with Photo (imginn.com)
Good when you dont' want to log on to Instagram or don't have an account.

Anonymous Instagram Browsing (Insta-stories Viewer)
Enter in a username like @sleuthforthetruth to possibly get their real name or other info without being on Instagram.

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LinkedIn

Use LinkedIn Filters to Find by School, Old Company, City or Country (Sleuth For The Truth)

LinkedIn: Find By First Name Only
To search for by first name only, add a location and profession like this: Suzanne Atlanta attorney.
Or try a first name with a hobby or association and location. Example: Graham "Rotary Club" Kansas (use quotes for compound words and phrases).

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Reddit

See All the Posts of a Certain Redditt User
Enter their Reddit username and hit search. If too many hits, you can narrow with extra search terms. See additional site here.

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Twitter

Nitter.net
Search on Twitter without an account. Lets you quickly look at a tweet, thread, or username and sometimes works with a person's real name.
You can also replace any Twitter URL with a Nitter one and the tweet will open without any ads, tracking, or other nonsense.

Wayback Tweets
Enter their username and it displays multiple archived tweets on the Wayback Machine.

Twitter Advanced Search
Use to search for first name only or for common names. Narrow your search by adding and excluding terms.

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YouTube

Find Tags on YouTube Videos
Might reveal names if someone put such in the tags. May also show if copied your data from your own videos. To get video URl, you must open the video, right click and copy, then paste into the search box on the right under SETTINGS.

Youtube Metadata from Video, Channel or Playlist
Excellent for details about a YouTube video and its uploader, playlist, creator, or channel. May reveal location, key words, pics in video, date published, etc. So extensive you don't know what you will find, but it's worth scrolling down to see whatever it captures!

Search within YouTube Subtitles To Find Videos that Mention Key Words or a Rare Name
Enclose phrases in double quotation marks, for example: "radio telescope" or "sleuth for the truth". You can also search for names in both "Automatic Subtitles" and in "Manual Subtitles." Can add words or limit the search to a particular YouTube channel. (e.g.search for the word Jail on Sleuth For The Truth).

Exact Date and Time a Youtube Video Was Uploaded
Right click on Youtube video to get the URL and then paste it in the search box. Will also tell you how many views, whether it's monetized and more.

Download YouTube Comments For Free
Right click on Youtube video to get the URL and then paste it on right hand side, then click "Export Youtube Comments." For Windows users, check your downloads for a .csv file.

Watch Youtbe and Vimeo in Slow Motion (See Image Below)
Copy video link into the box and click "Watch Video" Then adjust options 1,2 and 3 which will control video speed. Then click frame by frame on either button in #4. This will move the video forward or backward at the indicated speed. Can jump to various sections or play at normal speed by using the normal playback options above this so you can get to the right spot to use the slow motion buttons.

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