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Q: how can find someon ( Answered,   3 Comments )
Subject: how can find someon
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: 60612-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 10 Jun 2005 11:13 PDT
Expires: 10 Jul 2005 11:13 PDT
Question ID: 531918
I need  to  find  someone's  name and  as more information  as posibe
.I  do  have full  home  adres  and  cell  phone  # .Is it  posible ?
Subject: Re: how can find someon
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 10 Jun 2005 12:18 PDT

Your best place to start a search for someone is probably on the internet itself.

Let's say the information you have looks like this:


1234 Main Street
Smallville, CO 80003



First, start off with an address search on Google, constructed like this:

[ "1234 main" 80003 ]

The brackets are just there for clarity, but don't include them in
your search.  However, you definitely should include the quote marks
as I've shown them.  Also, don't bother with 'Street' or 'St'.

If a zip code is not available, then enter the town name and state
abbreviation instead, e.g.

[ "1234 main" smallville co ]

The results of this search will turn up any searchable items on the
internet that include this address.  Scan the results page to see
which of the results (if any) are most on target for your needs.

The results page will probably also include a link to a map of the
neighborhood that can provide useful information as well...look for
this up near the top of the page, on the left-hand side.

A similar search can be conducted on the phone number, and I suggest
doing two separate searches:

[ 303-555-1212 ]


[ 303 555-1212 ]

The only difference in the two searches is the absence of a dash after
the area code in the second search.  This broadens the search to
involve different ways that phone numbers can be formatted.  You will
get more results with the second search than with the first, but many
results in the second search will not be relevant -- that's the
trade-off for conducting a broader search.

These searches function as 'reverse lookups'.  If the address and/or
phone is a public record (such as a directory listing), then these
searches should be able to pull up the full listing.

Give these a try.  If you come up empty-handed let me know by posting
a Request for Clarification, and perhaps there are some other tricks
we can try.

All the best.


Request for Answer Clarification by 60612-ga on 13 Jun 2005 13:29 PDT
Dear  pafalafa-ga

Tanks  for  the  fast  answer .  Sorry  but  wasn?t  helpful  at  all
.I  already    tried  this  way  before    asked  Google  . So  if you
 know  another  tricks  pleas  I  am  looking  forward  to  know  them
. I  believe  that  there  aren?t  many  thinks  registered  in  this 
adders  except   electricity ,  cable  TV  and  internet . What  is 
the  way  that  I  can  check  who  is  the  owner  of  the  adders ? 
It  is  possible  to be  the  same  person  that  I  am  looking  for

Thanks  in  advance

Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 13 Jun 2005 16:09 PDT
All right, let's give the old 'reverse lookup' a try.

Head to this page:

and type in the telephone number without any non-numerical characters, like this:


and see if a listing turns up.  

If that works, great.  But if it doesn't let me know where you are --
what town and state (but NOT your street address) -- and I'll see what
other options might exist.


Request for Answer Clarification by 60612-ga on 16 Jun 2005 09:54 PDT
Hi again

I am  so  sorry  but  it  is  doesn?t  work . The  addres   and 
person  I am looking  for  are  in  Chicago  zip 60612 . I  don?t 
mine  to  let  you  do it  instead  of  me ,if  you  like  , and  of 
cores   to  tip  you  well (  let  me  know  how) . If  this  work 
for  you  let  me  know .Also  is  there  any  way  to  send  you  the
  address, and  the  phone  #  in  another  not  public  place


Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 16 Jun 2005 11:16 PDT

First off, please DO NOT post the address or phone information that
you have, as this would violate the "no personal information" policy
at Google Answers.

Similarly, their policy prohibits direct contact between you and I,
other than right here in this forum, so there is no way to send
'private' information.

It's not always possible to track down a person from their phone
number or address...even in this age of the internet!

However, there is one more option that I suggest you try.

The Chicago Public Library (any branch) subscribes to an online
database known as ReferenceUSA, which contains residential listings
for over a hundred million households in the US.

If you have a Chicago library card, you can access this database
yourself over the internet by following the log-in procedures at:

HOWEVER, it may make more sense to simply head to the nearest library
and ask a librarian for assistance with using the database.

Reference USA allows look-ups by both address and phone number, so you
should give both a try to see what turns up.

Other than that, I'm not aware of any more options beyond the 'private
investigator' suggestion that was made in the comments, below.

Subject: Re: how can find someon
From: scriptor-ga on 10 Jun 2005 11:20 PDT
You could simply call that person and ask.

Subject: Re: how can find someon
From: 60612-ga on 10 Jun 2005 11:24 PDT
that  was  so  witty  LOL    how  mach  must  I  tip  you
Subject: Re: how can find someon
From: pinkfreud-ga on 10 Jun 2005 11:24 PDT
If you are looking for information beyond the person's name, you may
want to hire a private investigator. There are online services that
perform investigations for a fee.

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