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Find Or Background People By Their:

Arrests, Mugshots, Criminal, Civil Records Friends, Associates & Relationships
Age, DOB, Relatives & Where Else They've Lived Marital Status (Single? Married? Ever Been Divorced?)
Contact Information (Includes Reverse Searches) Newspaper Articles
Assets (Whatever They Own) Name (Search By First, Last or Partial)
Bankruptcies/Bad Debt Neighbors
Business Or Profession Or Certification   Photos
Campaign Contributions Property (Real, Personal, Intellectual) 
Dating Profiles State, County, City or Zip
Death Records Intellectual Property (Websites, 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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Is The Guy Your Dating Really Married? (Christian-SOS)

Is Your Spouse Cheating On You? (Christian-SOS)

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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)

Zabasearch
May give you their actual street address and phone number.
Sometimes even unlisted ones. Also may list the year and month they were born.

Peopledata.com (ages may be wrong)
Search for names, addresses and phone numbers.
To search by first name (for rare names only)
type in the first name, press a space and then enter the letter "a"
For example: menda a or minelva a.

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 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 Their Phone #s

Find Their Phone Number (Sleuth For The Truth Blog)
Find cell phones and landlines-all for free.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 email address or their current one? Google might tell you.

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.

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)


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

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

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. 

Pipl.com
May extract phone numbers prior addresses, birth dates and some prison records Google may miss. Even searches Facebook.

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.

Peopledata.com (ages may be wrong)
Search for names, addresses and phone numbers.
To search by first name (for rare names only)
type in the first name, press a space and then enter the letter "a"
For example: menda a or minelva a.

Chat Groups (Explains How To Find People Through Them)

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.

US Search.com (National Database)
Enter their name and approximate age to find out their correct age, gender and where they live.  Then look them up in the appropriate state, county and city databases. 

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.

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.

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.

Quanki.com
Plug in their first and last name only. Don't add their state unless there's too many hits. For DOB, simply click on desired name. Very accurate most of the time but got my DOB slightly wrong. Employment history taken from LinkedIn.

MyLife.com
Best free DOB website I've ever seen but requires a city and state. Mostly right but not always.
Click on "View Background Report" if DOB does not display.
Often wrong on their political party or marital status.

Find Their Date Of Birth (BirthDatabase.com)
Database of 120 million names and birth dates along with their city, state and Zip Code. Works best for men (who aren't listed under a maiden name).

Moose Roots Date of Birth Lookup
Can choose birth records from their drop down box, has some marrriage records and 49 million birth records. Found my DOB but far from complete. Has filters to narrow down your search. Probably best for rare names. Very incomplete. Works well for California births. (one tenth of the pop. currently resides there so not bad!)

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

http://www.publicrecords.com/
Looked myself up: Correct full name, age, employment, cities I've lived in (added one extra place I never lived in), mostly right about employment-listed alphabeticaly not chronologically (listed a fake job from my Linkedin account).  However, it was completely wrong about my brother's job history.

US Search.com (National Database)
Sometimes can find where they went to college or worked at (source is probably LinkedIn). Also has age, places they've lived and possible relatives.

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
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 vehicles they bought, whether they visited the whitehouse and more!

Pipl.com (Good for Rare Names, or When You Can Weed Out Dupes)
Collects data which may include age, address, education, profession, along with phone numbers and addresses, etc. Can reverse lookup based on username, email or phone #.

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.

Quanki.com
Employment history taken from LinkedIn. Plug in their first and last name only. Don't add their state unless there's too many hits. For DOB, simply click on desired name. Got my DOB slightly wrong.

Possible Business Associations (Incorporations That Mention the Person's Name as an Officer or Agent)
Enter a name to get the person's business or one they're associated with. (Lists their name, age and relatives) For more info, Google the business and also look for owners and agents at the Secretary of State's Office where the business is located. 

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.

Intelius.com
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. Also may lst where they've worked. Then look them up in the appropriate state, county and city databases.  May also list people who live together.

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Age, Addresses & Phone #s/Relatives, Emails

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

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

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.

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
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!

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. For backup site click HERE.

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.

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.)

Pipl (Good for Rare Names, or When You Can Weed Out Dupes)
Find the people behind their name and user name along with other contact information.
May return full name and photo, along with blogs, profession and more. Collects data which may include age, address, education, profession, along with phone numbers and addresses, etc. Can reverse lookup based on username, email or phone #.

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.

Find By Their Parking Tickets (Free)
If they've had parking tickets, these links may allow you to get the name of the person by their license plate.

License Plate Lookup (Costs $)
Around $40.

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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, Pilots and more.

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

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.

Possible Business Associations (Incorporations That Mention the Person's Name as an Officer or Agent)
Enter a name to get the person's business or one they're associated with. (Lists their name, age and relatives) For more info, Google the business and also look for owners and agents at the Secretary of State's Office where the business is located.

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

DocFinder Physician Directory
Search 17 states at once for a doctor's licensing background and disciplinary information. For all other states use their state links on the right.

Doctors In Trouble With The DEA (Replace last name with theirs)
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 click Here to search year by year (the most thorough way).

Doctor Search (National But Must Select A State)
If they're licensed, they should be in here. 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.

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

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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 (Canada & Many States)

One Stop State Employee Salary Database (Covers over 26 States!)
Verify their job title, places they've worked and salary amount, excluding benefits. Just plug in their first name and last name. Too many hits? Then narrow by adding a state. See List of States covered. Even includes some county school teachers who are often paid by the state.


State, County And Federal Salary Information In All 50 states
If you can't find it here, scroll down below.

Administrator Pay Database


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

Pilot's License
(All 50 States and Worldwide)
Type in their name to find if they have a pilot's license. Site will tell you what they can fly and give you their address, city, state and Zip Code. Not sure of the spelling? Put in just the first few letters of the first or last name and enter a period (wildcard) to get related listings.


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.

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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. 

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

Neighbor lookup
Whether you're complaining about the noise, or forming a neighborhood watch, here's how to get in touch with your neighbors. Note: when your neighbors live in an apartment complex with one address, do several searches by entering different house numbers in the house number box. i.e. search with 100, then again with 200, and then again with 300 etc.

Neighbor Lookup With Aerial Photos
Find out who lives near who. For large apartment buildings, click on the notepad icon and it will display a list of tenants.

Find Out Who Lives At That Address
Has reverse address look-up. If your address is an apartment, you may also be able to get the names and telephone numbers of your neighbors

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.

See Reverse Searches (Consumer-SOS)

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

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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.

MySpace (To Photo Search, No Sign Up Required)

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, Sex Offenders & Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Search for arrests, crimes, lawsuits and tickets-state, county and federal.

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.

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.

US Tax Court Opinions (Many cases before 2001 will not be listed)
Search by last name and leave the rest blank.

Federal & 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

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.

Name & Age Search For Criminal Records (All 50 States, Not Federal)
Pulls up only those who have criminal records along with their age and sometimes a middle name. WARNING: Not all records are arrests and convictions. Some are just parking tickets and moving violatons. Can search by state or nationwide. For common names, match name and age to know you have the right person. Do a national search to see if the same person (same name and age) committed crimes in different states Then check the mugshot databases and look in the state you found them in. Also Google them with their middle name.

Name & Age Search For Criminal Records (Additional Database, Not Federal)
Less comprehensive than database above.
Can search nationwide or by state. Gives their age and tells the # of criminal records they have. For common names, narrow search by adding a range for thier age (choose a range a little below and a little above your subject's real age, just in case)

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).

Criminal & Civil Records
Has state or city county information for AZ, ARK, CA, FL, GA, HI, IL, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, OH,  PA, SC, TN, TX, WA, WV, WI. Check for new states!

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 $15 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything if you use less than $15 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!)

Free One Stop Case Search For Civil And Criminal Court Records-Includes Federal

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.

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.

All State Court Cases From 1997-Present & All US Appeals & Supreme Court Cases (No District Court Cases)
Enter in the person’s first and last name to see if they have criminal or civil cases against them. Search all states at once or use "Advanced Search" to search locally. Free sign up required to view whole case.

For best results, do two searches: one with and one without quotes.
Example:
"Graham Firestone" or Graham Firestone

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.

Google For Other Lawsuits

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)

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Criminal Records (Many States)
Select "All Records" and then choose your state. Has lots of links to criminal databases, traffic records and civil cases too.

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 released long ago.

County Jail Search (Throughout All 50 States)
Find out if the person is or once was an inmate, or if they have an outstanding arrest warrant.
Some counties keep records for just 30 days. Others go back years.

State Prisoner Locators (13 states)
Find who's in prison in AR, FL, GA, CA, MI, MN, NC, NY, OH, PA, SD, TX and UT. 

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.

State And County Inmate Search (Numerous States & Counties)

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

Corrections & Rehabilitation Departments (Most States & DC)
Search for people in state prison. Online resources may vary from state to state.  Click Here For County Jails or Here for some city jails.

State Police & Public Safety (Most States & DC)
Find arrest records or links to such. For Missing states, 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.

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)

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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)


Mugshots of Arrests-Backup Site (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.

Mugshot Media (Excellent)
Enter a first and last name. You can narrow down your results to each state by clicking on "Browse County".

Arrest-Mugshot-Search
Enter a first and last name in the search box.
For a nationwide search, leave it at "any" and click "Find a Mugshot." Or select a state using their drop down box.

Mugshots.mobi
Easy to use but not as complete as arrest-mugshot-search.com. Choose a nationwide search or by state. I was unable to find a subject I found in other mugshot databases.

Jail.com
Found the people I was looking for, but it doesn't seem to be as comprehensive. For example: I searched for someone and got fewer hits than in the other databases.

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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.

Obituaries In All 50 States & DC
Type in a name and get a short excerpt containing professional or other biographical information.

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.

https://www.juralindex.com/ (National Database)
For divorces, name changes or child custody hearings, enter in the last name of the person and then search by state and case name. For uncommon names, omit the state, which you can add later if there are too many hits. OR try searching by PLAINTIFF or DEFENDANT or ALL. Then hit VIEW CASE DETAILS. Records may go back to before 1995.

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.

Moose Roots Marriage Records (National Database)
Can show you if they were ever married and when, but it has lots of gaps.  Site not good for listing divorces.

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
Private Corporations (By Individual or Company Name) Intellectual Property (Websites, Patents, ©,® and )
Public Corporations (Look up Companies, Officers, Their Stock & Salaries) Foundations & Non-Profits (By Individual or Company)
Personal Property & Fixtures (Boats, Planes, Cars, Equipment...)  Life Events (Bankruptcies, Lawsuits)
Government Employment (Salaries & Retirement Funds) See How To Locate Assets (Sleuth For The Truth)

Find Their Friends, Associates & Relationships

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Real Property (Who Owns What & Where) 

Do They Really Own That House and If So, Are They Married? (50 States & DC)
To find the owner behind the address, 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 All States At Once (Most US States)
Note: this is not as accurate as the county records, but it's all in one spot! Type in a first and last name to see where the person has property. Don't select a state if you think they could have property in many states. (If you get cut off at 100 hits, do a name search with their middle initial.) Then go to the property tax assessors in each state to learn the specifics such as property value, liens, date purchased, etc.

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

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.

Property Value (All 50 states & DC)
Verify the price of someone's private property.  Enter in their address for how much the house has recently sold for. Even if you can't find their property, you may still be able to verify the value of other houses in the area. 

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)

Secretary Of States Office (All 50 States)
Must first select the state of incorporation. Plug in the name of the business and you can often find the name & address of the owner, agent and secretary.

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!)  Also see back up site to search by Person's Name to see if they have a company. (Won't show partnerships, only Corps, LLCs, or Incs.)

Nationwide Company Search By Corp Name (Not Sure How Reliable)
Will turn up to 250 companies nationwide with the same corporate name, as well as their state, address and registered agent. Includes some companies that were disolved. Select a state to reduce hits to under 250.

Offshore Leaks Database (US & Abroad)
Lookup by individual or company name for who’s behind almost 320,000 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.

Use Company Name To Find Their Websites, Emails, Addresses or Phone Numbers (Click Here for Backup Site)
Websites lead to other businesses with more assets, or the names of close associates willing to hide them.
Once you get a list of sites, do a Whosis lookup to find emails, mailing addresses and phone #s

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

Companies They Own and Registered Agents (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.

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.

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

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...)

By Their Aircrafts
Type in the last name to find out the owner's address and telephone number as well as the type of aircraft they own. Or do a reverse lookup on the aircraft itself to find info on it's owner.  Scroll to the top for searching outside of the US. See Landings Search By Owner Name.

By Their Boats (Consumer-SOS)
Search by the boat name or name of the owner to confirm ownership and it's value. Often you'll find out the make, model and boat length as well as the owner's full name and address.

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.

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 (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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Boats & Boat Owners

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.

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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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

Screenshots.com
Not as good as the Wayback Machine, but it may have additional screenshots from other time periods.

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Find Owners By Their Domain Name Or IP Address

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...

Domain History Lookup For Private Registrations
If the owner has recently concealed their info through a private registration, this might reveal the email address or other contact info from before they paid to keep it private. Might also show a prior owner of the same domain name. Note, it can jumble together phone numbers, some of these being the host provider, some being from the private domain owner.

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

Find IP Address & When The Domain Changed Registrations
Type in the domain name, and learn when it was first registered, when the last registration change occurred and when the domain name was first registered. For the IP address, click "More details"
Don't for get to Google the IP address, or try an IP Reverse lookup for even more info.

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! For the IP address of a particular website, click on consumer-sos.com.ipaddress.com
and in the address bar, change my website to your 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.

Old Domain Registrations & Corporations: Owner Name Lookups
With just their name, 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.

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.

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 

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

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Voter Records

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!

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 $15 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything if you use less than $15 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.

US Tax Court Opinions (Many cases before 2001 will not be listed)
Search by last name and leave the rest blank.

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

Find Personal Bankruptcies

1. Bankruptreport.com/Search
Enter a last name and first with no commas i.e. Smith John. Press the search button and once on the new page, scroll down manually or search by CTRL F (command F for Macs). Pages are long, so CTRL F search by a first name only or by whatever is least common to that page. Got several people with the same name? Mouse over the link you want: The Internet address at the bot. left will show the state and city where the bankruptcy was filed! Click on the link and see the debtor's address. Note the filing date. If it's recent it could be their current address.

2. Or Google Search Within Site: (Fast but may miss things)
Click on the link above and replace last and first name with the name you are looking for. Keep everything else exactly the same and do not use commas. (searches within the BankruptReport.com website only.)
Then look for returns that mention a city or state and have the person's name in the blurb. You might miss records if a person's middle name or initial was also included in the record. 

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).

Find Business & More Personal Bankrupcies Below

Bankruptcies Through PACER (Both Business and Personal)
THE BEST OF ALL BANKRUTCY SITES. Get free online case and docket information from Federal Bankruptcy courts.  Registration is free and so is your first $15 of usage within each quarter.  You should never be billed for anything if you use less than $15 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!)

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. For Chapter 7 personal bankruptcies, Bankruptreport.com did better at finding more records (based on having the two databases find records from the other one.)

In the box "Case Title or Party Name" enter a first and last name or partial company name. It's a lot faster to search than Bankruptreport.com.   

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.

All State Court Cases From 1997-Present & All US Appeals & Supreme Court Cases (No District Court Cases)
Enter in the person’s first and last name to see if they have criminal or civil cases against them. Search all states at once or use "Advanced Search" to search locally. Free sign up required to view whole case.

For best results, do two searches: one with and one without quotes.
Example:
"Graham Firestone" or Graham Firestone

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.

US Search.com (National Database)
Enter their name and approximate age to find out their correct age and gender as well as the city and state where they live or once lived.  

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

http://www.zabasearch.com/
Gives you the month and year of their birth and the various places the person has lived.

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 Phone #s
Photos/Images Street Addresses
User Names/Dating Profiles Websites/Intellectual Property


Emails

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.

Pipl
Finds who's behind the email address. It's better than all the rest but not perfect of course! May return full name and photo, along with blogs, profession and more.

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.

Spokeo Reverse Email Search
Found me by one of my emails and also someone else I was looking for. But it missed some too. May return an age, or address or other info. But don't bother clicking on any of their links. If it doesn't come up on the first try, move on! The rest may cost you.

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.

Facebook
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 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.

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.

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

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.

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)

Whitepages Reverse Address Lookup
Lists names & approximate ages of owners or residents.

PeopleSmart Reverse Address Lookup
Lists who's lived there, & relatives who may never have lived there. Includes approx ages and cities & states they've lived in.

Searchbug Reverse Address Lookup
Lists owners or residents and sometimes phone numbers.

Reverse Address Lookup
Get the name and phone # of who lives at the address.
Click on Neighbor Lookups for the name and phone #s of your neighbors. Note: when your neighbors live in an apartment complex with one address, do several searches by entering different house numbers in the house number box. i.e. search with 100, then again with 200, and then again with 300 etc.

Use A Street Address To Get Emails, Names & Phone #s! (Not good for email)
Type in a street address for emails names and phone#s of people who may have lived there.
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 also plug each address into Google to see what turns up.

Find Out Who Lives At That Address
Has reverse address look-up. If your address is an apartment, you may also be able to get the names and telephone numbers of your neighbors. 

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)

The Cole's Directory: Using Street Addresses To Look Up A Phone Number
Sent a package to the wrong address? Well now you can find out who got it. Through a Cole's Directory you can use the street address and a reverse directory to look up the phone number. The Cole's Directory is probably available free at your local library.)

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Phone #s

Cell Phone & Private # Reverse Lookup (OKcaller.com)
Often returns the full 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.)

Who's Cell # Is It? (Verify Anonymously With Spy Dialer)
Can't find them on Google?  Then listen to their voicemail. 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. Note: This voicemail feature won't work with landlines, so make sure it's really a cell #.  New Feature: Learn the owner's first name. Just select "Lookup Name" Instead of "Hear Voicemail" (Mostly accurate).

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.

Pipl
Finds who's behind the phone #. May return full name and photo, along with blogs, profession and more. Doesn't work great with cell phones.

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
Find the name behind the photo. 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).

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 cpy an Image URL.

TinEye Reverse Photo Lookup
Upload image or paste image URL 

Other Reverse Image Lookups (Google)

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User Names

Pipl
Find the people behind their user name along with other contact information.
May return full name and photo, along with blogs, profession and more.

Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Media Sites
Never overlook the obvious places! You might get lucky!

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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

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.

Locate People In The Armed Forces
Some links can help you locate active duty personnel, as well as retirees, reservists, and guardsmen. 

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.

The Marine Guest Book
Eliminate the grunt work of finding a U.S. Marine Corps buddy, platoon, battalion, division even vets of specific
boot camps or battles with this search engine.

Coast Guard People Search (Fredsplace.com)
Search their directory on name, rate or rank, status, or location by selecting the Search selection on the Quick Clicks Menu on the Main Page.

http://dbease.mconetwork.com/dbEase/cgi-bin/search.pl?tableName=Military_Registry

Find old military friends.  May involve a nominal fee.

How To Verify Or Locate A Veteran (Has Links Too)

The Armed Services-Each Division's Home Page

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Rare Names

Rare Name Free Public Record Check (For Best Results, Name Must Be Uncommon)
Type in a rare name and see if they have traffic tickets, been in jail, are a lawyer, own property and more! The catch? If your name is too common, it will make you choose a state. And if it's still too common, you'll get a huge list of records without knowing if it's your subject or not.

Black Book Online has scanned over a billion free public records from thousands of public record websites in all 50 states. When you run our name search, we check to see if the name might be found at any of these public record sites and if so, give you a link to the public record site so you can lookup the information and get the details.

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.

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!)  Also see back up site to search by Person's Name to see if they have a company. (Won't show partnerships, only Corps, LLCs, or Incs.)

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 They Own and Registered Agents (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 vehicle they've bought, patent filings, etc.

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.

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.

Pipl.com (Good for Rare Names, or When You Can Weed Out Dupes)
Collects data which may include age, address, education, profession, along with phone numbers and addresses, etc. Can reverse lookup based on username, email or phone #.

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.

Possible Business Associations (Incorporations That Mention the Person's Name as an Officer or Agent)
Enter a name to get the person's business or one they're associated with. (Lists their name, age and relatives) For more info, Google the business and also look for owners and agents at the Secretary of State's Office where the business is located. 

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!

How To Background His Marital Status (Sleuth For The Truth)

Pipl
Find the people behind their user name along with other contact information.
May return their full name and photo, along with blogs, profession and more.


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 "Advanced Search" Button.
    (Google with display results found only within that particular website.)
     
  7. 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?)
     
  8. 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!!!)
     
  9. 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.
     
  10. 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)

The Books A Date Really Reads or Wants to Read
This link to Amazon tracks their members' wish list for desired books.
Enter in a person's name. Too many hits? Then add a state.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

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

MySpace (No Membership Required to Search)
Use the "People" and "MySpace Options".

Enter an email address in the search box. Immediately to the right of your search term, set the drop box to "People". This will turn up any profile(s) which use this email as a contact address (you'll get the profile page even when their email address is not visible).

Also search for the email address with the drop box setting on "MySpace". You won't get the profile it belongs to, but you can find out if it's being talked about in another blog or profile. This may lead you to information about the email address owner.

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.

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 an email address or Skype Profile Name.
  3. 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.

See Wikipedia Listing of Social Networks

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) 

Their Possible Business Associations (Incorporations That Mention the Person's Name as an Officer or Agent)
Enter a name to get the person's business or one they're associated with. (Lists their name, age and relatives) For more info, Google the business and also look for owners and agents at the Secretary of State's Office where the business is located.

See also Business Or Profession Or Certification (Consumer-SOS)   

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