The short answer to the question of how can I find someone’s address is that there are many tools available, including our own (see below), however finding where someone lives can be a complex topic, and there are also ways to find someone’s address for free, as well as legal considerations to think about so let’s dig in a little further to address this issue properly (or just go ahead and run a search now)
- Why would you want to find someone’s address?
- Reverse Phone Lookups
- Use the abundance of social networking sites.
- Use College Alumni Information to start to trace an address.
- Use Linkedin for tracking down former colleagues
- Find People the Old Fashioned Way!
- Privacy Issues to be aware of
- People Finder Websites
- What information do you receive?
Why would you want to find someone’s address?
There are many reasons you may be looking to check where someone lives. This may include:
- Tracing family members
- Tracking down old friends
- Contacting people in the event of a happy (or sad) life event
- Getting back in touch with old colleagues
- Sending a Christmas Greeting!
- Finding Old Military friends
- and many more
Really the list of reasons to do this is endless, and very often even if you follow the steps in this post, it can be difficult to track someone down, and even harder to actually find where they live. This is especially true in 2020 where many people regularly relocate (often at short notice) for work, and often overseas, not just in the US.
So let’s look at the different options for tracking down whoever it is you are looking to find.
Reverse Phone Lookups
This is a very easy way to find someone, but it generally only works with landlines and not cell phones. You simply plug in the phone number to the website and the address information will appear. Pretty cool right? It’s also a great thing to have when finding people in the United States, as many countries do not offer this service.
Use the abundance of social networking sites.
Social media network websites generally list the city where people are living. Many websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, use GPS to publish the location of a person when they make a post. While these social media sites may not provide you the direct address, they can provide you with a way to connect with the person to ask yourself. Try sites such as Facebook, Classmates.com, Pipl.com, and Linkedin.
A number of social media websites require users to create accounts and log in to see other member info. Some of the websites, such as Facebook, require friend requests to be accepted by the person before you can view their personal info.
Use College Alumni Information to start to trace an address.
Many universities and colleges not just in the US but across the world have active social media groups where former classmates can reconnect. This can be a great way of getting in contact with old friends via the internet. It’s also a non-aggressive and non-covert way of contacting people. Rekindling relationships is a natural way to find out what’s happening in people’s lives and if appropriate you’ll then know where they’re settled.
Use Linkedin for tracking down former colleagues
Most people forget that Linkedin has actually been around a lot longer than Facebook, and is certainly the go-to guide for professional connections and networking. This fun infographic by kinsta.com shows just how much coverage Linkedin now has:
Find People the Old Fashioned Way!
The fact is that there is still an abundance of information about people offline as there is online. You can perform a manual “address lookup” using the Yellow Pages (which operates in 75 different countries) or other directories. And, despite concerns over privacy, there is still an abundance of personal information contained within these directories and online search engines to help you find an address.
Privacy Issues to be aware of
As previously mentioned, social media sites – such as Facebook – can sometimes help find someone’s address. However, not everyone is on Facebook (even in 2020!). For those that are – many do not make their profiles public, particularly with much recent focus on privacy.
However – take note: Searching for individuals on social media websites can be seen as stalking and this is where people can run into legal hot water. “Cyberstalking” by using social media sites, like Facebook; or moreover, secretly watching or gathering details about an individual can also be considered cyberstalking.  Numerous cyberstalkers start by tracking their victims through the web, sometimes through social networks.  When you are searching for individuals through social networks, be careful to not cross any limits.
Fortunately, there is one sure-fire quick, inexpensive way you can search where someone resides and find almost anyone online. All you need to get started is a name and last known state of residence. In addition to helping you find someone’s address, we can find many other details. These details include their email address, mobile phones, perform a reverse phone lookup, check their city and state and produce a wealth of useful information.
People Finder Websites
People finder sites exist to help find someone’s address, find someone’s residence, phone number, and other contact information. By entering just a full name and last-known state, we will join-up the dots among the billions of records to provide you with the results you’re looking for, and we can do this very quickly.
Even if a person hasn’t lived in a particular state for decades – or even if they’ve moved multiple times since they last lived at the address you know – we and other people finder resources can help you to locate people instantly. You’ll receive instant results with free preview information – including their age and other relatives – so you can be confident when you’ve found the right person, it is therefore remarkably easy to find where someone lives.
Start a search right here:
Through our partnership with PeopleFinders.com USA Trace delivers our Customers Industry-Leading data by combining over 43 Billion Verified Public Records giving you the most comprehensive Background, Criminal, People, Marriage and Divorce Checks available Online.
What information do you receive?
In addition to all their current contact information, you’ll receive other public record information, such as marriage, divorce and foreclosure records. You’ll also receive criminal records – all of which may help you determine which subjects to avoid if you get in touch (or if you want to get in touch at all).
And unlike many social media sites, your search is completely anonymous – the person you’re looking for has no way to check if someone’s looking for them (or who’s looking for them).
But think about this positively. How wonderful would it be to become reunited with someone you haven’t seen for years? We get regular feedback from people saying thank you for helping them on their journey. Why don’t you start yours now?
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Ron is the lead writer for USATrace.com. Ron has over 40 years of experience both as a private investigator and attorney. He brings excellent value to the site with his insite on public records and the changing demographics of people search on the internet. You can contact Ron via [email protected]