How to Find Someone Free of Charge

There are more ways to search for someone for free online than you can count. This article will prove this with the places and methods to conduct such searches online.

First things first, you need to be aware that these are different sites with different search methods, which means they conduct searches using different search information or data. You will, therefore require different search personal data sets to use each effectively.

These data sets of pieces of information include, but not limited to, the person’s date of birth, phone number, middle name, email address, residential address, occupation, social security number to name just a few.  

If you are having trouble with sourcing this information, then you can learn to find people for free by following any of the guides on

  1. How to find out someone’s birthday – This will help you with ideas on how to lookup a person’s date of birth
  2. How to conduct a phone number lookup – this will show you how you can use the person’s phone number, if you know it, to find physical address, which you can later use to find more details about the person.
  3. There is also a free white pages directory you can use to try and lookup the person.

Once you have obtained the seed data or information, you will need to keep it within reach in order to refer to it as you apply the people search tips below.

Take note that such information gives you plenty options to search effectively and totally free of charge but also can be very helpful when it comes to filtering your search results.

Start with a Google Search

Google is the go to place for searches on anything across the world. The search engine has built quite a reputation for itself as a ‘know it all’ tool, hence the terminology ‘Google it’. You can also perform people search for free on this search engine.

Searches are possible using a name, residential address, phone number, email address, username and social security number to name some on the search bar. If any of these details are somewhere online then a positive outcome will return on your search.

Name searches are a bit tricky though on Google as they return countless results on common names. This makes it hard to go through all the results. To filter your search, you will need to involve details like location (city, state), middle name and age on your search. See how to find old friends without last name.

Free People Searches on Social Media Sites

Social media sites allow users to search for other users on their platforms so as to be able to communicate with. These searches are free of charge and are conducted on search bars.

Most social media platforms allow searches with name, username, phone number, residential address, email address, business name and organisations. Some have pages and groups where you can chat with participants.

Possible results from a lookup on social media platforms can be full, name, phone number, residential address, email address, age, date of birth, occupation, organisations, interests, relationship, posts, photos and other details.

Since social media platforms give users the power on what to include on their profiles, then the results will be determined by that.

Search from the White Pages

Since the Telephone Directory moved to the internet, people searches have been a breeze. They are offered free of charge too. You can search for anyone online from the white pages using a name, phone number, residential address and business name. There are search boxes where you can input your search information.  

Name searches might need that you include information like location and middle name to filter the results. Basic results from a name search are phone number and residential address. Searching with a phone number will give you a name and the person’s residential address. A residential address search will return a name and phone number of the person.

Sites that can assist with white pages searches are White Pages, Yellow Pages, 411, Pipl and True People Search.

Lookup from Public Records

There are sites that aggregate public records and offer them to the public. These are records like birth records, death records, marriage records, divorce records, land records, tax records, criminal records, court records and voter registration records.

Most sites that offer public records allow searches with a name, phone number, social security number, email address, residential address and business name for example. There are search boxes where you can search with these details on the sites.

Public records sites to try out for a search can be Background Checks, Intelius, Search Systems, State Records, US Search, Online Searches, Ancestry, Been Verified and Family Tree Now.

Applying these search tips will help you find the person you are looking for absolutely free of charge. From trying to find a long lost school friend to a recently met person at an event, these tips will help you look them up without paying anything.

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