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How to Find Someones Address

Nancy Patterson - May 16, 2019

Find Someones Address

Americans are always on the move.

According to an analysis of the Census Bureau housing data, more U.S. households are renting today than have been at any point in the last 50 years. Keeping this in mind, it’s no surprise that old friends or neighbors are falling out of touch as their living situation changes often.

If you are looking to find someone’s most recent address but having trouble knowing where to look, here’s how you can track it down.

People keep moving

According to FiveThirtyEight, the average American will change their home approximately 11 times in their lifetime. Now that’s a lot of neighbors’ names for you to try and remember. Practically speaking, it can also make it a lot of people for you to break the news too. Even having the best of intentions, not everyone thinks to stay in touch with the people who have impacted us throughout our past. This reason is why it’s so easy for so many people to fall out of contact with friends, former military buddies, or schoolmates. Even though it only takes one quick call or email to stay connected, we can often go months without hearing from them.

While some people do try to stay in contact via text messages or on social media, other people seem to vanish into thin air. Once they disappear, it usually leaves us scratching our heads about how, or where they went and how to find them. If the calls and emails have stopped, or the Christmas Cards have come back marked as return to sender how could you possibly track them down?

First off, always start with the most basic method.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask About them!

One of the first things you’ll want to do when looking for someones current address is asking around about them.

Do you have any mutual friends with this person? Do they have any relatives you can find on Facebook who might know where they’re currently staying? This is assuming you’ve already scoured all over Facebook for them.

If you see someone who might have the information you’re looking for, you can’t be afraid of reaching out. You’ll want to explain that you’ve lost touch and are trying to reestablish contact with this person. You would like to know more about where they’re living these days, and if they would like to get back in touch with you as well. They’ll be more than happy to help you reconnect with an old friend.

Are you finding Someone’s Current Address without using Google?

If that approach doesn’t work, you don’t need to worry! More than likely you can still find their current address, and you won’t need to rely on Google to do it.

Using this method will more than likely be a lot more effective because simply because Google isn’t designed to search for a housing record of someone you’re trying to contact.

On the other hand, when you use a people search engine, it is all about showing you information using public records about the people you search. This is your best bet for searching someone’s current location. Google compiles just about everything, whereas people search engines do a collection of data relating to people from hundreds of different sources. For example, they use the white pages listings, public records, criminal records, even profiles from various social networks.

People search engines work much as one might expect. You enter your query into the search bar, scan for the results and select the one you’re looking for. Since they know you’re trying to locate a person, all you need to do is enter their first and last name. It does sometimes help if you have a general idea of the city and state they may currently be living.

Results can include:

  • Full name
  • Marriage status
  • Current Address and Past Residences
  • Social Pics & Profiles
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Court & Criminal records (additional fees apply)
  • And more

The task of finding information on a long-lost friend just got a whole lot easier.


Browse the CheckPeople blog for more ideas about how to use people search engines more effectively in your long-last family investigations, as well as other searches.

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