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Old 05-01-2010, 02:13 AM   #1
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How do you trace someone's home address???

In the last five years I have received two letters from folks in my distant past at where I am currently living. Yes, I could find me if I wanted to by using US People Search regarding the general city, but how in the world do folks find your EXACT address? There must be some system out there that I don't know about that I've missed, and I have a couple folks I lost contact with that I'd just love to say "hi" to now. Anyone know?

By the way, I was happy to hear from my long lost relative in one case and friend in another. Can anyone tell me how this is done?
I'm sure they don't pay for this service as the long lost relative is..well, incredibly frugal...but still glad to hear from them.
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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It only cost $.95 to get somebodies phone number, date of birth and address on Intelius.

I am imagine finding you is worth a buck.
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Old 05-01-2010, 04:50 AM   #3
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I've used this:

The Official WhitePages - Find People for Free
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I believe the only way you would be able to get this information for free or low cost is if the person has a (listed?) telephone number in his or her name. Or... if they were mentioned in a newspaper or other print media for some reason (including an Obituary). If so, then there is nothing like Google or Bing or some such. There are also many cell phone applications that would assist in a telephone source inquiry -- for instance, Poynt is one I find useful for that kind of search.

Otherwise a Private Investigator-type expense would be involved.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:34 AM   #5
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I like www.zabasearch.com. It uses public databases, and often times has people's persronal information they are not supposed to publish.
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I put an old friend's name in zabasearch and it came up with 1000's of her name. We worked together when we were in our early 20's. Her spouse divorced her and her only child was killed. I have no idea if she ever remarried or had other children. I have tried to find a few people on facebook, but did not have much luck there either.
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That site is pretty cool and gave pretty accurate details about me. It also showed DH's name, but we don't have anyone living with us by the name of Martin.
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That's a good one.

Here is another way to find a person - if you have a past address. I found a person through the tax assessor's office. I had their past address but, they moved. I searched the assessor's site and found the sale of the home and the new address.

It is very difficult to keep your personal info private these days.
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Wow, I went to the Pipl search and put in both her old married name and her maiden name. Her maiden name came up on Classmates.com with the high school she attended. We visited her parents in her hometown during the early 70's, so I am pretty sure it is the same person. I was able to send her an email through this site and told her I was on facebook and that I would love to hear from her. I really hope that she contacts me. She was such a nice person and had a string of bad luck. I am hoping that her life changed for the better.

Anyway, thanks for posting this thread and for the different ways to find people.
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I lost touch with a close friend since high school. Used zabasearch, found multiple names. However, the listing of his wife's name and the relationship to his father (how they got that?) nailed it down. Scary!
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That site is pretty cool and gave pretty accurate details about me. It also showed DH's name, but we don't have anyone living with us by the name of Martin.
Yeah, I have a BOBO living here thanks to my daughter's sense of humor when she was in high school. I don't know what she did, but, BOBO has been listed as living with us for several years now.
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Yeah, I have a BOBO living here thanks to my daughter's sense of humor when she was in high school. I don't know what she did, but, BOBO has been listed as living with us for several years now.
Well...I think it's time Martin and BOBO get their own place. Maybe they could be roommates.....
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In 2005 we bought a used Toyota from a dealer and got a small car loan. The loan papers had my husband's name correct but somewhere along the line the loan ended up with him listed as David instead of Donald. I called up Toyota financing and got it corrected (I don't know David but if he'd like to make our car payments that's just fine). The incorrect name was in the system for less than a month and I did have it corrected at Experian, Transunion and Equifax. Yet David still shows up in our junk mail and in our online listings like whitepages, etc.
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Impressive website. Lots of hits on me going back many years including a small hotel in Holland where I stayed on business in the 90's
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Strange, I can find myself all over the place with Google, but PIPL doesn't have anything except a single incorrect item. Also a few hits on my (deceased) father of the same name. I didn't even know he was dead until recently (thanks to Google). It's funny, though. I have what I thought is a very unusual name, but there are an awful lot of us out there.
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Well...I think it's time Martin and BOBO get their own place. Maybe they could be roommates.....
Let me know when BOBO moves in and I'll forward his mail.
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I was surprised to discover today that Ms. Judy Petersen and Mr. William Ringert both live with me. Turns out they're employees of mine, no less. And here I thought I lived alone and that my home-based business was just me. Fortunately my friends at Chase straightened me out.

I wonder if I could file a change of address form with the post office so they could move in with Martin and BOBO.

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