comments 19.06.2009 Paul Shuteyev @ General

How To Find People Online – 25 Online Search Engines


Search People Online

Find People Online – Search if a Person is present on the Internet.

Zakk recommends!

1. 123 People

What does it do: 123People searches through many social networks (like Facebook, Hi5, MySpace, Bebo, Friendster) forums, Wikipedia and other communities to see if the person you’re looking for is a registered member there. You can also enter additional details to narrow your search by city, zip code, country and so on.

2. MyLife

What does it do: MyLife is in my top 3 list for best people search engines. It searches over 800 million social network profiles via name, age, email address and so on. You can keep the contacts in one place via their interface.

3. TinEye

What does it do: With TinyEye you can search by PICTURE. Yeah, I’m serious. If you have a picture of a person and you want to see where that picture appears elsewhere on the web this is a great tool. They currently index 1 billion images…and this is a very small proportion of the web but the index grows rapidly every month.

4. Tweepz

What does it do: Search for people on Twitter by name, profession, religious background and many other criteria. Twitter grows every day and so the number of people registered there. You can also refine searches to specific number of followers and locations.

5. Spokeo

What does it do: If you have your friends’ email address and you want to see if they’re on Facebook, MySpace or any other social networking site Spokeo is the perfect site for you. It currently supports searching over 40 huge social networking websites.

6. Wink

What does it do: With this free people search engine you can search by name, phone and email. It does something similar to MyLife and 123 People.

7. Spock

What does it do: Its primary purpose is people search. But I found Spock to be EXCELLENT if you’re searching by profession. For example, you can type: professor “University of Sydney” and get lists of professors of that university! Very neat.

8. Username Check

What does it do: If you know that the person you’re searching for has an unique username you can use this tool to search by that criteria and see where he is registered.

9. Pipl

What does it do: Pipl is also one of my favorites free people search engines. They get their data from various sources and display them on one page where you can see online profiles, blog posts that person made, archives and other valuable information.

10. Yasni

What does it do: Yasni is a mind-blowing resource that you can use to find people by name.

11. PeekYou

What does it do: PeekYou will search by first, last name or user name and deliver you all-in-one results on one page.

Find Classmates & Workplace and Military Friends


What does it do: Alumni provides a list of alumni websites all over the world to help find your classmates. It is the biggest website on the internet of its kind.

13. Classmates

What does it do: Classmates is a big people search engine to help you find your friends from college, workplace and military.

14. ZoomInfo

What does it do: Zoominfo will search for large range of employees for different companies. Use this site to find professionals and workplace friends.

Find People using White Pages Directories

15. White Pages

What does it do: White Pages is the most popular directory to search for a person’s addresses and phone numbers. You can also do a reverse phone and address search so if you know the address or the phone, you can easily find the name.

16. AnyWho

What does it do: I’ve found AnyWho, although it has a smaller database than WhitePages, it containts some information about people that White Pages does not currently have. So I recommend you use them in a combination.

17. ZabaSearch

What does it do: This is a quite different website than the previous two. Here you can also find addresses and phone numbers like in Anywho and Whitepages. Sometimes they display different data than White Pages, but that is not often.

Find Maiden Names and Relatives

18. Find My Past

What does it do: This is a website for background check and it is not free. However there are some free functions they provide and that’s why I put it in the list. If you type a person’s name, in the results you’ll see previous names of the person. Often if you’re looking for a married female you can find her maiden name this way (or if you don’t know her married but know the maiden name.) You will also see previous locations where that person lived.

19. Private Eye

What does it do: If you go here and click the first “Search” button then you’ll get to a website where you can see possible relatives and room mates of the person you’re trying to find. You will also see the ages of the relatives and the room mates so you can determine more accurately if that information is true.

Find People using Public Records

20. Public Records Finder

What does it do: If you scroll down below you’ll see a list of public records by state. There you have thousands of websites that provide free public records.

21. Infobel

What does it do: Infobel is by far the world’s largest directory of white pages resources. Use it for international people search.

22. Ancestry – Social Security Death Index

What does it do: Search people by their social security number and see if they’re still alive. Or you can use this search engine to find deceased people and do further research.

23. Criminal Searches

What does it do: This is the only free criminal records engine. You can search for a person and see if he has a criminal record.

Find People Using General Search Engines

24. Google People Search

What does it do: You can use Google to enter a phone number (this is only for United States) and it will give you the owner of that number. You can also search for a person using Google. Just make sure you surround the first and last name in quotes. So, write “John Smith” instead of John Smith.

25. Yahoo People Search

What does it do: Yahoo uses their search engine to find people for you. It is a great resource.

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Written by: Paul Shuteyev

I am an internet-marketing specialist.


Responses (33) on "How To Find People Online – 25 Online Search Engines"

  1. Marketing Chriss

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