How to find people's addresses for free

Written by michelle barry
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How to find people's addresses for free
If searching for a long lost friend, the phone book may be the best place to start. (Michael Blann/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Through the phone book and researching online many addresses are available if you have certain information, such as the resident's name or phone number. While there are services offered online to do this for a fee, conducting the research yourself will help you to save money and still procure the same results. If a resident's phone number or address is unlisted you will have a challenge finding the address information.

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    Search your phone book for the resident's name. Cross check the address with the person's home phone number, if you have it, to help narrow the search if the name has multiple listings.

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    Check the White Pages website for the listing. Type in the information you know to help narrow the search. This could include the person's town, last name or phone number.

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    Check the U.S. Post Office website. Search for the address you know by entering in the information you have such as the person's name or city of residence, if available.

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    Research through a social networking site, such as Facebook. Search the person's name or network, such as the school they went to, to locate the resident's profile page. If the person's profile is public, you may be able to view the address. If it is private you can add the person as a friend or send a message to request the information.

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    Ask mutual friends, colleagues and family members for the residence information.

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