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Finding People Through The Internet-Step By Step
1. When The Person's Whereabouts Are Unknown
2. Internet Phone Books
3. Listing What You Know About The Person 
4. Search Engines
5. Special Search Engines 
6. Search Tricks

Find Also:

People With Common Names
People By First Or Partial Name
Women Who Have Married Or Divorced
Old Classmates


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People Search News
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1. Finding People When You Don't Know Their Whereabouts
When you don't know where someone lives, look for National Directories and search for them just by name. The goal is to get their city and state so you can look for them locally. (To find women who may have married, click here.)   

A good directory will give you the person's address, phone number or at least the city and state where the record was obtained. You may also be able to learn their profession or something else useful.  

Your first stop should be the Age lookup sites. These sites are far more comprehensive than the Internet Phone books, which omit people with unlisted numbers. Age lookup sites will help you identify the person by their name, their age and even the people they've lived with. You may also learn the city and state where the person is living now.

Search Tips For Age Lookup Sites: When looking for someone, enter their first and last name only.  Ignore the box for age, state, middle name, etc. Being too specific could cause you to miss a name because the data gatherer entered the wrong age or forgot a middle initial.

Once you get a hit, find their address or phone number through
Zabasearch or the Internet Phone Books.

To learn even more, search for them through General and Specialized Search Engines such as Google, their state, county and city homepages, their chat groups, their state bar/professional association, local newspapers, court records, etc. See Find People By Their Photos.

Still no luck? Then look for relatives in their home state, i.e. people with the same surname. Also, contact the "possible relatives" that were listed on the age lookup sites.

A relative by birth or marriage may be your yellow brick road to the person you're looking for.

Good National Directories Include

Internet Phone Directories
Search Engines (like Google and Yahoo)
Age/Birthday Records (Find Their Zip Code To Get City & State Info)
Death Records
Federal Records such as the FAA Pilot Registry, Federal Bureau Of Prisons or database of Federal Campaign Contributors
Search Engines That List Professionals such as Doctors and Lawyers (i.e. Martindale Hubble Directory)

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Finding People On The Internet

2.The Internet White Pages/People Search Sites
Don't stop with one. Try several of them for a thorough search.

You're most likely to score when you know the person's name and address or at least the city they live in. Some sites also offer reverse lookups, where you can find a person's name just from a phone number or an address.

No hits?  Try shortening the person's first name to an initial or Nick Name. This allows you to find those people (usually women) who avoid use of their full name.

For tough cases, see step three.

3. Make A List Of All You Know About The Person.

Include:

A. Contact Information Such as
Their first, last and middle name (if known), nickname, maiden name, dating profile name, city or state where they live or once lived, all known cell phone and land line #s, all known addresses and email addresses, website addresses, companies they've owned or worked for, names of friends or relatives and the last time you heard of them or from them.

B. Other Identifiers that Make Them Unique (And Can Help Distinguish Them From Other Leads with the Same Name)
Race, gender, age, nationality, place of birth, height, weight, build, hair color, religion, former schools, hobbies, interests, languages spoken, professional background, tattoos, birthmarks, unusual features, disabilities (blind, deaf, bi-polar...), certifications/degrees, fraternity/sorority/other affiliations, etc.  Even if you know almost nothing, put it down anyway. The Internet is teeming with information and anything might prove useful later on.

For example, I found an ex-girlfriend of 9 years back knowing only she spoke Russian and once lived in Ohio.

Putting her name in quotes, I combed the major search engines and found a letter she once sent to a Russian newspaper.  This letter gave me the city and state she currently lived in. With this information, it was easy to find the home page of her city government and also to look up their local court records.

Sure enough, my ex-girlfriend had gotten a traffic ticket back in 1989. This ticket proved invaluable as it listed her name, address, age and telephone number. Although she obviously didn't live there anymore, it was still worth looking into.  Through a reverse search on the phone number, I found her father, who after 12 years was still living at the same address! I called him and got her number.

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4. Use The Big Search Engines ie GOOGLE, YAHOO, Etc.
 Start with Google first. Do a search with the person's name in quotes i.e. "Jon Doe" or "Carol Smith".  Also try their last name first i.e. "Smith, Carol". For a thorough search try other variations such as using their middle name.

For example, you could get different hits with:

"John Smith"
"John L Smith"
"John Lewis Smith"
"John Smith, L"
"John Smith, L" Atlanta
John Smith (No Quotes) (for hits with spouse i.e. John and Mary Smith)


To refine your search, add the person's city or state (if known) or add other terms.  For example.  If your friend speaks Russian, try "Jon Doe" Russian. If you know Jon was once in the Army, try "Jon Doe" army.

With unusual or rare first/last names, try leaving off the  name that's common.  This is a good thing to do especially when searching for a woman who may have married or stopped using her maiden name.

Don't forget to search by Nick Name. For example, "Elizabeth" might be found under "Libby", "Richard" under "Dick", etc.

Once you get to a desired web page, find the name quickly through a mini-search. On your keyboard, hold down the control key and the letter "F". When the search screen appears, type the one word you're looking for and click Find Next. Click "Find Next" again to go further down the page where that word appears again.

See Googling People By Their Address, Phone # or Email

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5. Use Specialized Search Engines.
Search engines abound to locate, Regular People, Military Personnel, Classmates, Doctors, Birth Parents, Genealogies, Lawyers, Veterans, Smokers, etc. They are also good for tracing people through their Chat Groups, clubs & associations.

Never forget to search the home page of the city and county government where the person once lived. There you will find access to local information such as court records, marriages, births, deaths, clubs and community news. 

Have an address with a bad phone #? Use reverse lookups (address or phone) to get the names or phone numbers of the person's neighbors. Then call them for more information.

Also checkout the county tax assessor, which sometimes lists the names and addresses of property owners within its jurisdiction. To locate this agency via GOOGLE, plug in the terms  "X county" "Tax assessor".

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

On line local papers are truly an invaluable source.  Papers in small towns will publish anything, including obituaries, letters to the editor and local events missed by other search engines. You may learn your subject got married, or rescued a cat from a tree or became a school teacher.  Even if you can't find the person you're looking for, perhaps you'll find one of their friends or relatives who can point you in the right direction. And don't forget to use your search tricks.

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6. Search Tricks
.Find Names in The Internet Phone Books, See Step Two.
.In Search Engines, Put first and last name in Quotes i.e. "John Doe".
.Narrow searches by adding new terms.
.Look for city and county local websites.
.Find Specialized Search Engines.
.Comb The Local Newspapers.
.Search for words within a website or document via "Control F".
.See the Search Tool Chart For How To Work Each Search  
 Engine.

To find prior versions of a website that has changed or is gone,
Use the Google Cache feature below your Google return.

OR


Plug the web address into the Way Back Machine by entering the website URL in the search box and hitting "take me back". This works great when you're searching for a person or thing that is no longer listed, but present on earlier versions of the site. Click Here For prior snapshots of www.consumer-sos.com.

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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 Here. For more on Cities, click Here.

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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The Control F Function


Use shortcuts to instantly find terms within websites, large documents and attachments.

For PDF (Adobe files), you can search for words by clicking on the Binoculars Icon found at the top of the page.

Use "Control F" to search within Websites emails, Word, Excel or PowerPoint: 

  1. You must be on the screen of what you want to search;
  2. Left click on a blank space at the top of the screen or document (where there are no links);
  3. While holding down the "Ctrl" button on your keyboard, press the letter "F";
    >>>A Gray Search Box will appear.
  4. Type in one term (make sure there no spaces before or after such);
  5. Click "next";
    >>>Your cursor will move to the first point where the term appears.
  6. Click "next" again and again to search for other instances;
    (In Excel, you must repeat steps 1-6 in each tab you wish to search.)
  7. For best results, search for words in their simplest form.

Example: A search for "Cat" will also find "Cats" but not vice versa.
But a search for "Company" will not find "Companies" (spelling change).

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Control F Troubleshooting
If your search term wasn’t found,
Did you:

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Finding A Business

Background Checks On A Business Or Business Owner (Consumer-SOS)
Background the business and the decision makers behind it (i.e. its officers, agents or owner).

Locate Company Headquarters & Place of Incorporation & More (Consumer-SOS)
Good if you want to sue them, write the company a letter or just learn more about their officers and agents.

Locating Assets (Consumer-SOS)
Find out what they own and the people who behind the company.

Obtaining Corporate Records (On Public And Private Companies)
Comb through Securities & Exchange Commission fillings, trademark applications, and pending patents. Lots of free links.

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!
With the The Non Profit 990 Finder, also see the salary and director information that must be disclosed to the IRS. Note: 990s may be missing for small non profits that receive $25,000 or less annually.

Find Or Background By First 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.

Resources On How To Profile Businesses
Whether it's researching their track record or looking for sanctions, this is the place.

Finding Info On Businesses (Hoovers)
Tells you their name, address and phone number, what they do, their financials, and who their competitors are.

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.

Commercial Interstate Carriers (Movers & Truckers)
Search the Department of Transportation's SAFER database.  Searchable by firm name, DOT Number and Motor Carrier number. Use this database to get the truck's owner, insurance carrier, and crashes in the last two years.

Companies Sanctioned For Hiring Illegal Aliens (US)
Enter in a company name, Find the address, the # & type of immigration violations, the fines it received and the overall number of employees it has.

The Business Yellow Pages
Find their phone number or address.

Toll-Free # Lookup For Businesses (See If they Have One)
Can also call 1-800-555-1212.

Finding US and International Businesses

Toll-Free # Lookup For Businesses
(See If they Have One) 

Information On US & International Companies
Find the company behind the brand name, where they're located, their financial info, their officers, subsidiaries, who they advertise with, what media they use, and more.

Worldwide Business and Residential Telephone Directories

OOPS! I Sent The Package To The Wrong Address!!!!
Step by step on what to do. 

Corporate Consumer Contacts (List Of Addresses & Links To Their Headquarters)
Must scroll down alphabetical list.

www.companiesonline.com

www.Switchboard.com

www.infospace.com


www.theultimates.com



For More On Business Records,

See Public Records (Consumer-SOS)
and Businesses Matters (Consumer-SOS)

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Other Similar Sites

www.bigfoot.com

www.people.yahoo.com

www.whowhere.lycos.com


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Find Someone's Date Of Birth And Where They Live

http://www.zabasearch.com/
Gives you the 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.

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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. You may have to enter the email twice to see if it's valid.

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.

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.

Spokeo Reverse Email Search
Found me by one of my emails and also someone else I was looking for. But it mssed 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.

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.

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

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.

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)


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!
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 what to do to find out where it went. 

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.)

Phone #s

Cell Phone & Private # Reverse Lookup (OKcaller.com)
Often returns the name or address of an unpublished number or cell phone #. It's totally amazing and should be used in conjunction with Spy Dialer. (Use both so you can confirm the owner.)

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. This won't work with landlines, so make sure it's really a cell #.  New Feature: Learn the owner's first or last name. Just select "Lookup Name" Instead of "Hear Voicemail" (Mostly accurate).

Facebook
Plug in an email 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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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 to look. You might get lucky!

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 here.  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 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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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.

www.classmates.com
Membership is $25 but you can sign up for their free limited access. If your classmates haven't registered, you won't find them.

Alumni Net
Free International site.  Not that useful unless you have the
Password to get into their restricted sections.

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.

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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Finding Your School’s Homepage
Two Year

Four Year

Graduate
 

Back To Find Or Background Old Classmates-Step By Step

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.

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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.

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Graduate Schools

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

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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. 

Offline 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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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)

Genealogy Search Engine (Find Your Ancestors)

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

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.

Searching For Birth Relatives-A Factsheet 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.

Finding Your Birth Parents (Search Registries)

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

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.

Click Here For More On 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 Women

Married and divorced women are much harder to find if they've had a name change. 

To Background or Locate Such a Person: 

See Also People By First Or Partial Name (Consumer-SOS)

See More on Finding By Maiden Name

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Googling Women To Find Their New Surname

Marriages are often publicly announced through newspapers, 
gift registries, alumni news, blogs, wedding announcements, etc.

To find your subject's new surname, simply click Here (Google).
Your Google search box should display:
"Jane Doe" marriage
While in the Google search box, replace the name in quotes with the name of your subject.
To be thorough, search again and again while using the various synonyms for marriage.

Examples:
marriages 
marrying married matrimony wedding weddings wedded betrothed
Still too Many Hits? Then narrow it down by adding
their last known city or state.

Examples:
"Jane Doe" marriage Georgia
or 
"Jane Doe" marriages Atlanta Georgia

See People By First Or Partial Name

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