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Find Or Background People By Their:

Address, Phone # or Emails Friends, Associates & Relationships
Age & Relatives Liens
Bankruptcies/Bad Debt Local Newspapers
Business Or Profession Or Certification   Name (Search By First or Last)
Campaign Contributions Neighbors
Criminal/Civil Records Photos
Dating Profiles Property 
Death Records State, County, City or Zip
Federal & State Salaries (Exact Dollar Amounts) Websites/Intellectual Property 

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

See also

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).


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, Street Address, Email 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 #?
Watch out singles. If it's always a cell phone, the person could be married or living a double life. 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

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

Googling People By Their Address, Phone # or Email (Consumer-SOS)
Don't just find out their name. Background them.

Reverse Lookups-Find The Name, Street Address, Email Address Or Phone # When You Have Only Limited Information

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Finding Their Neighbors (Consumer-SOS)

Is it A Home or Cell Phone #?
Watch out singles. If it's always a cell phone, the person could be married or living a double life. 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".

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

Home Or Cell Phone? (Backup Site)
Enter the area code and first three digits for a "telco" code. Then look up the code in their FAQs section for what it means. Note as of 2004 cell phones don't come up on reverse Internet phone book searches (the free ones). But they may turn up on the search engines if listed on a website.

See Find & Background People By Their Public Records


Name, Chat Groups & The Search Engines

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.

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.

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.

Chat Groups (Explains How To Find People Through Them)
Has good links too. Search All Google Chat Groups

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

Find What Someone Bought or Sold on Ebay (Consumer-SOS)
Did your ex-boyfriend sell your family heirloom? Search for the personal property bought and sold by Ebay members.

Do They Really Own That House and If So, Are They Married? (50 States & DC)
To find the owner behind the address, select the county and state where the property is located. Don't know which county? Then on the home page scroll to their county lookup by city, town or Zip Code. Note, wives will often be listed on the deed along with their husbands.

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". For another link click Here.

See What The Property Looks Like, What It's Valued At & The Value Of Houses Next To It (Zillow.com)
See Also Realestate.com and Cyberhomes.com

Note! Searches terms must be precise.
So if you don't get a hit, add or remove parts of the address.
i.e. add or leave off "st" or "ct" or "dr", etc.
Also make sure you have the right city, state or Zip.

Verify Their 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.

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

By Their Liens (UCC Filings, 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

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. 

By Name Of Their Boat (National)
Good for vessels operating on the coast. 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.

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

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

To Search What Ebay Members Bought or Sold:

  1. Click Here for where to Enter the memberís user ID or email address.
    Or on Ebayís Homepage and click the "Advanced Search" link at top and then "Find a Member" (bot. left under Memberís section).
     
  2. Enter the memberís user ID or email address. If youíre not sure of the exact user ID, enter your closest guess with the fewest # of characters youíre 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 subjectís 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)
Returns an address which may provide clues on where to search for that person.

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 & Relatives

READ THIS FIRST!!!!
Search by first and last name only. If known, you may add the state where they live.
Leave all other boxes blank, i.e. ignore the box for age, gender, middle name, etc.

Age lookup sites 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.

Find Their Date Of Birth
Database of millions of names and birth dates. But many millions are missing.

People Finders.com
In one search, find out their age, the places they've lived and the names and ages of their relatives. Ages not always accurate. Then use look up sites below to get their phone numbers and addresses.

http://www.zabasearch.com/ (Caution! Ages Not Always Accurate!)
May give you their birth year and month, a phone number and their actual street address. Click on the name and it will enter it in the search engines for you.  Click on the address and it will do likewise and also give you a satellite photo of the area.

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.

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.

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.  Then look them up in the appropriate state, county and city databases.  May also list people who live together.

Public Background Checks.com (Good For Ages)
Enter their name for their age, city, state and zip code where they've lived, etc.

Whitepages.com
Find phone #s, addresses and approximate ages (within 4 years).

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. 

Locate America 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.

Get the Personís Age Through Their Phone Number
Enter their phone number and hit the submit button. Click on link to the right of "public data" and a new chart will appear with their age in the second to last column. Not all numbers get results.

Find The Age Of The Person Who Owns The Phone Number (Even Unlisted #s)
May also give the prior cities and states they lived in as well as the ages
of others in the household. Does not do cell phones. To find ages by address see below

Examples of proper input:

1234 Oak st 95888
1234 Oak st cityville ca
1234 Oak st #4 95888
1234 Oak st #4 cityville ca
po box 1234 95888
p.o. box 1234 cityville ca

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

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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.

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 Websites (See Also Find Out If Two Websites Are By The Same Owner)
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 Finding People 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...

Deciphering Deliberately Confusing URLS To Get The Real Website (And Then Lookup The 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.

Their Trademarks
Search for a trademark or Patent in the USPTO database and get the trademark owner's name, address and telephone #. Do Federal Searches first, then search for state trademarks.
Can also look for European and Canadian trademarks in the International database.

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

Their Patents (US Patent database)
Enter in the person's name for their address and the patents they own. Or use the patent to get the name and address of the patent owner.


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

Ohio Secretary of State (Good Only For Corporate Entities Registered in Ohio)

Officer & CEO Lookup
Type in the business name to find the CEO and officers. Leave the state blank unless you get too many hits. (Won't show partnerships, only Corps, LLCs, or Incs.)  

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.

Non Profit Look Up With Just An Org Name or Zip Code-Find The President And 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.

Corporate Lookups On Line (All 50 States)

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

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.

Their Websites
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 Finding People 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...

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By Their Profession/License Or Certifications

Banking Pilots
CPAs/Accountants Radio/DJs
Doctors Real Estate
Government Stock Brokers
Lawyers Teachers
Lobbyists Other Professionals


Banking

Consumer Finance Related License Lookup (Ohio)
Mortgage brokers, check cashiers, premium finance, and other lenders.

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

One Stop Lookup for Accountants and Accountancy Firms (Ohio)
Includes CPAs

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

Ohio Doctor Lookup
Use the Licensee Profile and Status feature to check on the training, credentials, and disciplinary status of medical professionals licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio.

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.

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.

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

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Government

Federal Employees And Their Salaries
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.

State Employees And Their Salaries (Consumer-SOS)
Find their name, title, where they work and what they're paid.

US Congressional Salaries (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.

State Legislators Salaries (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)

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


Arizona

Arizona State and University of Arizona Salaries
This database contains the salaries of University of Arizona and Arizona State University employees from 2006. You can search by last name, first name, title, department and/or salary.

University Of Arizona
A searchable database of UA employees, with job titles and salaries, as of 2006.

Maricopa County Salaries

California

Legislative and Executive Salary Search
Find out what each of your lawmakers make, as well as their staff and consultants.

California State Employee Salaries (The Top 2000)
Search by name in their search box for the highest paid 2,000 employees (excluding workers at the University of California, California State University and the state Legislature).

Bay Area Tri City Salaries (Partial listing of the top 1200)
See spreadsheet and articles at right. To Search by last name inside spreadsheet, hold down the Ctrl key and press F to Search.

California University Employees
Amounts based on total compensation for the 2004-2005 fiscal year, rounded to the nearest dollar. In addition to salaries, total pay includes overtime, bonuses, housing allowances, relocation allowances, administrative stipends, revenue sharing and more than a dozen other types of cash compensation.

Los Angeles City Employees Salary Database

San Francisco (Earning over 100k)

 Government employee earning figures from: (PDFs) Belmont, Butte & Glenn Counties, Campbell Cupertino, East Palo Alto, Gilroy, Los Gatos Los Altos Hills Monte Sereno Mountain View, Oakland (Earning over 100k), Palo Alto, Santa Clara County Santa Clara San Mateo, Saratoga Santa Clara Valley Water District Valley Transportation Authority, Vallejo (Earning over 100k)

City of San Jose (Through 2006)
To search by name, hold down "Ctrl" button and the letter "F", then enter a first or last name.

Silicon Valley State Employees (Search Box)

Chico City Salaries

Salaries of State Elected Officials (By Position, Not By Name)

Marin County (No Names, Only Job Titles with Pay/Pay Scales)
See also Their Salary book

Marin County (only those who earn over 100K)

Colorado

Colorado State Employee Salary Database

Colorado Community Colleges Employee Compensation

University of Colorado Employee Pay

Larimer County (Salary & Job Titles , But No Names)

Delaware

Christina School District Salaries

School Employees Earning over $100K

Florida

Top 1000 Paid State Employees for 2006 (Includes FIU and FAMU)
To search by last name, click on the binoculars icon.

Escambia County Employees (Includes City of Pensacola)

Jacksonville & Surrounding Cities
This updated database includes salary information for all of Jacksonville's local public employees, except for municipal employees of Atlantic Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach and Baldwin. Employees of state agencies, such as the State Attorney's Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement also are not included.

Georgia

Georgia State Salary Database (Includes 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. 

Atlanta Public Schools (Tells Pay based on Job Title Only)
For names, see state database above.

Guam

Staff Salaries

Hawaii

University Of Hawaii (Salary Look up By Title, Wonít Reveal Names)

Idaho

Idaho State Salary Database
For their name, title, where they work and what they're paid.

Illinois

Illinois School Teacher Salaries

Cook County Employees (Includes Chicago)

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.

Bloomington Area Salary Database

Morgan County
Scroll down to search by name.

Purdue University
The data returned show the 2006-07 annual rates of pay for most Purdue University employees on payroll as of Oct. 1, 2006.

Tippecanoe County. Cities & Townships (Teachers, Local Officials & Purdue University)
Scroll down to orange search boxes.

Iowa

Iowa Salary Search
Search by last name or department.

Click Here & Here For Other Iowa City, County & Federal Salaries

Kansas

Salaries for Kansas and Missouri Counties & Universities

Kansas Government Officials (Limited List)

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

Kentucky

48,000 Kentucky Employee Salaries (Salary Per Month, Not Per Year)
Find employee by name in either the executive, legislative or judicial branches of government. Executive makes up the largest single branch with 90 percent of employees in this database.

Louisville Employee Salaries

Kentucky Salaries & Indiana State Executives
Want to know how much each of the 7,000 Louisville Metro government employees are paid per year? Or how much more than 65,000 state workers in Kentucky and Indiana earn? Or the salaries of Kentucky legislators and their staffs? Or of Kentucky judges?

Maryland

University of Maryland
To Search, hold down the Ctrl key and press your keyboard. Search by last name only.

Frederick County
For prior years, see documents section on bottom left.

Massachusetts

2008 State Employee Payroll
Lists projected salaries and earned income from last year. List includes the University of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and Massachusetts Port Authority. Check for updates in the City Desk Wired blog.

Boston City Payrolls

City of New BedFord Municipal Salaries (2007)
Type a last name or keyword in the search box. Or sort from low to high salaries or vice versa by clicking on the respective field name or down arrow next to it.

Michigan

State of Michigan Salary Search
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

Teacher Pay Series (Scroll to Bottom For Figures)

State Senate Staff Members

State Court & Appeals Salaries (Support Staff Too)

Livingston County Payrolls
To search by last name, hold down the Ctrl key and press "F" on your keyboard.

Missouri

State Employee Salaries

Database of Government Employees
Search by name or department.

School Salaries From Various Districts

Salaries for Kansas and Missouri Counties & Universities

Montana

Billings City Employee Salaries

Nebraska

Nebraska Blue Book Information  

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

Nevada

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

New Jersey

New Jersey Public Employees Of Colleges, Authorities and Local, County And State Governments
Nearly 275,000 employees can be found here. Based on enrollment in the state's Public Employees' Retirement System, or PERS. Back up site Here.

New Jersey State Salaries & Overtime
Does Not Include Local Police and Paid Firefighters.

New Jersey Local Police & Paid Firefighters
Enter a name or select an agency to search for 2006 enrollees in the New Jersey Police and Firemen's Retirement System. The list is current as of the end of December 2006, but does not include state police officers, who have a separate pension system.

Rutgers University Employees

Morris County Employees

New Jersey Salaries (State & A Few Counties)

School Administrator 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.

Binghamton University Staff
Scroll to "Extras" on center of page
which also includes payrolls of surrounding areas.

Duchess County Salaries

Niagara County Salaries
Search alphabetically by last name.

City of Vestal (Near Binghamton)

Village Of Port Dickerson

Yonkers School Employee Salaries

North Carolina

State Employee Salaries

University of North Carolina System Salary Database

Other Salary Databases

Various Cities, Counties & Towns (Job Titles Without Their Names)

Ohio

Ohio Public Paychecks
This searchable list includes all tax-funded salaries $50,000 and higher in Butler and Warren counties. The list, which includes schools, universities, municipalities, townships, prisons and law enforcement, was compiled from information supplied by each local government and state agencies.

Oklahoma

Annual Salaries for State Employees
This payroll data for more than 40,000 state employees was provided by the Office of State Finance. The data lists annual salaries for state employees, job titles and other information. It does not contain employees of higher-education institutions or public school employees.

Salaries of Seminole County Public Employees (2002-2003)

Oregon

Oregon Salaries (Partial List)
Find out how much the state of Oregon pays for 1,017 top managers and administrators in the state lottery and the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. The database does not include elected officials, university system employees, Oregon Health & Science University employees, and managers at SAIF Corp., the state-owned provider of workersí compensation insurance.

City of Portland (Top 500 Paid Employees)

Search Salem-Keizer Administrator Salaries
Find out how much the Salem-Keizer School District pays for 133 administrators, supervisors and principals.

Pennsylvania

Public School Teachers Salaries
Salary Details of Pennsylvania's 151,000 public school teachers and administrators.

Susquehanna County Salaries

Public School Superintendents

Rhode Island

Salaries of Elected Leaders

Top 100 Salaries

Top 10 Salaries In Each of the State's 24 Departments

South Carolina

South Carolina State Salary Database (Only Salaries 50K & Up)
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.

Midlands Salary Database

South Dakota

South Dakota 
This new comprehensive salary database of roughly 13,000 state of South Dakota employees is searchable by name, job title or branch of government.

Sioux Falls
This salary database of more than 1,000 city employees is searchable by name, department and job title. It covers workers employed by the city as of July 2007.

Tennessee

State Salaries For Tennessee & Virginia (2007-2008)
Figures might not account for pay raises, employee turnover or constitutional officers who lost re-election bids. Employees who earn under $10,000 a year were omitted because the Virginia Freedom of Information Act sets that threshold for public disclosure. The data were released by cities, counties, school systems and towns in Virginia and Tennessee and could have changed slightly from the time of release until now.

State Salaries For Tennessee & Virginia (2006-2007)

State Salary Information for 2005
The state withheld the names of certain employees who have investigative jobs.
You can search by any combination of name, title, system, and department. You can type partial names or titles if you wish.

Texas

Houston Area and Harris county Public Salaries

El Paso, Ysleta and Socorro Independent School Districts (2007)
The documents outline the salaries-along with cell-phone allowances, travel and other incentives-for 317 employees. The list includes all three superintendents, associate and assistant superintendents, executive directors, directors and principals.

Superintendent Salaries (Texas Department of Education)
Will generate a report for you if you can figure out how to use the database.

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.

Vermont

Vermont State Government Salaries

University of Vermont Salary Data
Click
Here for back up site.

Burlington City Employees

Vermont State Colleges

Virginia & DC Area

State Salaries For Tennessee & Virginia (2007-2008)
Figures might not account for pay raises, employee turnover or constitutional officers who lost re-election bids. Employees who earn under $10,000 a year were omitted because the Virginia Freedom of Information Act sets that threshold for public disclosure. The data were released by cities, counties, school systems and towns in Virginia and Tennessee and could have changed slightly from the time of release until now.

State Salaries For Virginia 2006-2007

Metro Workforce Compensation Database 
Spreadsheet with names, titles & salaries.

Alexandria City Workforce Compensation Database
Spreadsheet with names, titles & salaries.

Fairfax County Government Workforce Database
Spreadsheet with names, titles & salaries.

Counties of Augusta, Nelson, Staunton & Waynesboro (As of 10/2006)
Scroll to bottom of page.

Georgia Mason University Salaries

Montgomery County Public Schools Salaries Database
Spreadsheet with names, titles & salaries.

Chesterfield & Henrico County Salaries (Only Those over $75K)

Washington

Washington State Salaries

Washington State Teachers Salaries

Curious about how your tax dollars support public employees through salaries? Search these publicly available databases to find out where the money is going.

Pierce County

City of Tacoma

School Employees

More Counties Salaries

West Virginia

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

Kanawha County
All salaries for the county's 1,666 employees were posted online a including those who work for the prosecutor and assessor's offices, the commission and the county and circuit clerk's offices.

Kanawha County School Employees
Hold down the Ctrl key, and press F to Search. Search by last name only.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin state employee pay in 2007
Search through a database of more than 15,000 Wisconsin state employees to see how much they earned.

Other Salary Databases (Various City and Counties)

Milwaukee City, County Salaries (Includes Teachers)

University Of Wisconsin Salary Data (See Bottom Links For Large Acrobat Reader Download)
To Search: Click on Binoculars icon and type in last name only.
To enlarge: Click on Magnifying glass and then keep clicking on text until the right size.

Sheboygan County Salaries (Those Earning over $25K)
To Search: An Adobe Acrobat file on the right:
Click on Binoculars icon and type in last name only.
To enlarge: Click on Magnifying glass and then keep clicking on text until the right size.

Public School Staff & Salary Data (Excel Spreadsheets)
Find their name, year of birth, job title & salary.
To search by last name, hold down the "control key" and press the letter "F"

Public School Staff Salaries (Milwaukee Suburbs)
Search to see how much nearly 9,000 public school employees in the Milwaukee suburbs earned in salary and fringe benefits in the 2006-'07 school year. Search by school, district, employee name or job title.

Wisconsin Public School Administrator Pay Database

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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Lawyers

Ohio Attorney Lookup
This directory includes attorneys who have been admitted to the practice of law in Ohio. Inclusion in this directory does not necessarily indicate that the attorney is in good standing with the Supreme Court or is permitted to practice law in the state of Ohio. It also does not mean that the person has not been sanctioned by the Supreme Court pursuant to Gov. Bar R. VI or Gov. Bar R. X.

Lawyers (National Directory)
Includes links to the Martin-Dale Hubble directory which gives you the attorney's address, phone #s and where they work. Not all licensed attorneys are listed.

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.

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.

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

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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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

Ohio Real Estate Agent/Seller, Broker, Appraiser

Consumer Finance Related License Lookup (Ohio)
Mortgage brokers, check cashiers, premium finance, and other lenders.

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

FINRA Broker Check
Provides information about current and former FINRA-registered firms. It also provides information about individuals who are currently FINRA-registered or have been registered with FINRA within the last two years.
To search for a broker, enter the individual's first and last names or the individual's CRD#, select the Broker button, and then select Start Search.

To search for a brokerage firm, enter the firm's name or CRD#, select the Brokerage Firm button, and then select Start Search.

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

Investment Advisers & Officers (Ohio)
Licensing & Complaints.

NASD Stock Brokers (National Directory) 
Find out if a broker or securities firm has an approved registration or been subject to discipline or complaints.

NASAA State Broker Links (Regulating Agencies)
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.

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

Ohio Educator Conduct Search-Disciplinary Actions
Search for teachers that have been disciplined from 1999 to the present.
Can enter a last name or part of a last name without filling in other fields.

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

Teachers With National Board Certifications
Database of over 55,000 teachers.

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

Ohio Licensing Boards
Find out if your professional is licensed or has been disciplined, also where to file a complaint against them.

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

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.

See Reverse Searches (Consumer-SOS)

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

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Photos
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 who else you know in common.

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.

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 via their 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.

State Criminal & Civil Records (Consumer-SOS)
Links to the various states and counties, no federal records.

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.

Ohio Sex Offender Search (Ohio)
To locate a registered sex offender in your area, search by last name only or just the county if so desired. May include a photo along with their name, age, address, license plate,  nature of offense and gender of the victim.*Note: A county must be selected in order to view available school districts.

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 others sites click Here or Here

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.

Court Cases Through Pacer
Get free online case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index. Registration is free and so is your first $10 of usage.  You'll never be billed for anything if your annual use is less than $10. 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.

Check out suits on Bankruptcy, Civil Rights, Contract, Federal Tax Suits, Forfeiture/Penalty, Labor, Other Statutes, Prisoner Petitions, Property Rights, Real Property, Social Security, TORTS: Personal Injury/Personal Property.
 

State Criminal & Civil Records

Ohio Sex Offender Search (Ohio)
To locate a registered sex offender in your area, search by last name only or just the county if so desired. May include a photo along with their name, age, address, license plate,  nature of offense and gender of the victim.*Note: A county must be selected in order to view available school districts.

Free Public Records Available in Ohio (Civil & Criminal)
Most records grouped by county.

State Criminal Records Across All 50 States & DC (Misses A Lot of Records But Still Worth It)
Choose "All States" to see if subject committed crimes in several states. Records presumably come from each state's Department of Corrections, Administrative Office of the Courts and Department of Public Safety. If you want to find records with the first name ďRandyĒ or ďRandallĒ put an asterisk after ďRandĒ (Rand*) and the search will return both. This doesnít work with the last name field.

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!

Free One Stop Case Search For Civil And Criminal Court Records

All Federal District Court Docket Info From Jan 2004 To Present
Enter in the personís 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.

All State Court Cases From 1997-Present & All US Appeals & Supreme Court Cases (No District Court Cases)
Enter in the personís 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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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
Counties include the following cities:
Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson), California (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino),
Florida (Ocala, Orlando, Tampa), Georgia (1/2 Atlanta, Lawrenceville),
Illinois (Chicago), Indiana (Indianapolis), Louisiana (New Orleans),
Ohio (Logan), Tennessee (Memphis), Texas (Denton).

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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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

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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Bad Debt

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.

Free Bankruptcy Lookup
Type in their last name and a filing state to get their first name, their middle initial and the date they filed for bankruptcy. The rest you have to pay for.

Did They Filed For Bankruptcy? (All 50 States & DC)
Simply call each state's automated system and punch in the person's name. A recorded message will tell you if or when they've filed for bankruptcy. It's all free. Records before the year 2000 may not be available. 

Bankruptcies Through PACER
Get free online case and docket information from Federal Bankruptcy courts.  Registration is free and so is your first $10 of usage.  You'll never be billed for anything if your annual use is less than $10. 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.

Healthcare Professionals/Students Who Defaulted On Their Federal Education Loans (National)
Provides you with their name, city and state, the name and location of the school they attended, their discipline and the amount of debt they owe. 

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

All Federal District Court Docket Info From Jan 2004 To Present
Enter in the personís 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.

All State Court Cases From 1997-Present & All US Appeals & Supreme Court Cases (No District Court Cases)
Enter in the personís 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 2002, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1992, 1990.  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.

County Lookup By City (National)
Plug in the city and state for county. (County good for locating criminal and property records)

Use Zip Code To Find City and State 
Then search for them in the local newspapers and court records. 
For Backup Web Site, see Reverse Zip Code Lookups

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

Emails

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, but even so, it's still the best free link I've seen.
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.

Street Addresses

Find the Full Street Address With Just the House# or Zip Code
Then reverse lookup the full address to find who lives there.

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. 

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

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

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

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 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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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

Missing Children Clearinghouse (Ohio)
Assists in the search for missing children, creates public awareness of pertinent issues, and develops and disseminates information in order to educate the public, professionals, and others in the prevention and intervention of missing and abducted children.

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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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 Schoolís 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 

Petersonís Guide To Colleges and Universities
Type the school name in their search engine.

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Graduate Schools

Petersonís 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?

With Google Advanced Search, now you can. Their search within a website feature 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 theyíve 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 didnít 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 youíre 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)

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

(Using Google, Facebook, Myspace, 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 personís 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

  • For Myspace, search for the person by name or email in the "Browse Members" box and then click to view their friends. This will often show their names and photos, as long as their profile is not kept private.
  • Faceebook 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 youíre investigating.

  • Linkedin has a similar feature where you can search for your subject and then view their professional contacts and associates. And donít forget the people search feature on classmates. It may show that the two people went to the same schools.
     
  • See Also 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.

Googling

Still canít 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 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.

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 or Partial Last Name
Full Name
Email Address
Business or Website (or to Reveal Their Business Affiliations)
 

BY FIRST NAME OR PARTIAL LAST NAME (See Example of How To Find)
With a first name, you can find their last name much easier than you think. The trick is to find special directories that permit you to put in a first name along with other information, such as their first name and Profession, their first name and School or their first name and city or state.

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 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?

If the answer is yes, search for them through the Social Networking SitesLicensing Boards, State Bar Directories, Professional Licenses and Certifications, Alumni Directories and professional associations they may belong to. 

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.

You can even search by first name on Google or Yahoo. 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

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 News College Directory  (To Find Your Alumni Directory and Search by First Name, Dorm, Major, Graduation Date, etc.)

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". Enter the first name and then click on the magnifying glass to search. You can then narrow your search by filtering by City/Region, and/or School, and/or Workplace.

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)
Enter a first name in their peoplesearch box. Too many hits? Then narrow your leads by adding a location and or profession.

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. 

MySpace (No Membership Required to Search)
Retrieves Any Reference To The Person (first name or full name) found In Other MySpace Blogs, Groups, Profiles, etc.
Use The "MySpace" function to the right of the search box. Except for very unusual first
names, you will need to add other descriptors such as age, location, profession or other identifiers.

For example:  You can search for Graham attorney Atlanta or Graham attorney Spanish Atlanta.
This will retrieve any MySpace page or profile which mentions these terms.

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)

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BY FULL NAME

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". Enter the first and last name and then click on the magnifying glass to search. Do not put the name in quotes.

Two Options, Searching Location after name, or putting in name and then clicking magnifying glass to filter by region, school workplace.

SEARCHING LOCATION AFTER NAME

Try both the name of the state and its abbreviation.  Sometimes you'll get different results.

Example 1: Graham Firestone
Example 2: Graham Firestone Atlanta
Example 3: Graham Firestone GA
Example 4: Graham Firestone Georgia
Example 5: Graham Firestone Atlanta GA
Example 6: Graham Firestone Atlanta Georgia

FILTERING BY CITY/REGION, AND/OR SCHOOL AND/OR WORKPLACE

Enter in Name, click on magnifying glass, filter by region, and/or school and/or workplace.
Note: Facebook retrieves profiles with these terms even when the terms may not be visible.

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 "".

MySpace (No Membership is Required)

1. To get a user's profile, enter a first and last name in the search box. The drop box to the right of your
    search term should be set to "People".  
    You may even see profile pages where the name is not visible. Note: Don't use "People" to search for
    first names only. It won't work.

2. For Any Reference To The Person (by first name or by full name) found In Other MySpace Blogs,
    Groups, Profiles, etc,
    Use The "MySpace" function to the right of the search box. Put full names in quotes or search by first
    name. Except for very unusual first names, you will need to add other descriptors such as age,
    location, profession or other identifiers. For example:  You can search for "Graham Firestone"  or you
    can also search by first name only, i.e Graham attorney Atlanta or Graham attorney Spanish Atlanta.
   
This will retrieve any MySpace page or profile which mentions these terms.

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

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).

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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