How to Find People Online: 6 Easy Ways

    Sometimes you just need to get in touch with someone you lost contact some time ago. But there’s one problem: you have no contact address, and you have no idea how to get in touch with them. People search can get hard at some point. However, there’s a lot of free information out there, and it’s much easier to find someone when you have resources.

    We’ve written this article to show you how to do that in a simple way.


    Google is the most popular searching engine, but it’s actually more than that. The search tools are amazing, so you can even find phone numbers, photos or even where a certain person lives.

    Family Tree Now

    This is good, especially because you can find family members that you thought you’ve lost. This site is a very popular genealogy site that offers many pieces of information – it’s actually quite overwhelming. It’s all free and you don’t even need to register on the site. You’ll get census records, from birth dates to phone numbers.


    This one is the Google of people – it’s a people search engine, that has a lot of info that’s pretty accurate. Its records are constantly updated with info that’s publicly available.

    if you’re not happy with the site having your info, then you can remove it all from the site.

    People Search Sites

    There are many websites that have their focus towards people – and that’s all – including phone directories and databases. This site is perfect if you need to have access to the phone number of some businessmen, obituary notices, and even census data.

    Obituaries and Death Notices

    With this one, is easier to find people from the past. However, sometimes it can be tricky, as the information is actually published by the city, local and state newspapers. But it’s worth the try.

    you can look for both past and present obituaries online, all you need to do is use some resources and search queries. If you’re not sure of the hometown of a person, but you have his or her last name and first name, then – Social Security Death Index is what you need. This one can give you the date of death and the city where that specific person used to live. From there, you can check the local newspaper.


    We’ve all heard of Facebook. c’mon now, there are about 1.5 billion people who use Facebook every day to find friends and family from all around the world. You can find companies, organization, brands, or simply persons. There are many possibilities out there. All you need is a facebook account – which does not require any kind of payment.


    • Tom La Vecchia

      Founder of New Theory & X Factor Media

      Founder and Publisher of New Theory Magazine and Podcast. Serial Entrepreneur who loves wine, cigars and anything that allows to people to connect and share experiences.

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