How To Find Someone’s Address


It is very possible to lookup an address free online; You can find an address using a name, phone number, and email address as basic search information on the internet. In this article, we will show you how to find someone’s address online for free.


Let me start by saying if you thought you would find just one site where you will key in some information and get a host of data popping up like what we see in the movies, then forget it.


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You will need to invest a bit more time going through multiple sites because different site databases have different profiles of people.


In addition, there are countless sites online that offer this type of search with steps on how to do the search. Each site has its unique methods and guides to follow if you want to get results. So if you truly want to know how to find someone’s address then read on below.


How To Begin Your address Lookup


So usually you get an physical or residential address when performing a name search, phone number search or email address search. This is what is known as a reverse search lookup. 


You go to a site of choice (See below for some recommendations) enter the appropriate data in the relevant search boxes on the chosen free people search site and search.


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Results from your search will involve a physical address of a person or the information. This will then answer a question like, who lives on my street. We are going to look at some of the prominent sites for such a look up and how you can conduct it.


1. Google


There are many ways to search on Google for an address. Before we go any further, I should remind you that Google does not have resources dedicated to this type of search alone.


One of the ways you can use is searching by name. Put the person’s name in quotes on the search bar. The results you get may include the person’s current address or even previous address with other useful data such as the phone number among others.


I know you probably consider this basic stuff but what will it hurt if you just try it. I tried someone I know below and was pleasantly surprised to get a lead.


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2. Yahoo


Yahoo people search tools can help you find all the data you need. If you go to the search tool, you can search by first and last name, city or town and the state. You are not restricted to these searches alone, you can also find a person using their phone number or do a tagged search (powered by Ask).


3. White Pages


White Pages searches are free for starters. When conducting a name search or phone number search on the White Pages, results like an address are very likely to show.


In fact White Pages information is from telephone directories. Telephone directories list all telephone subscribers, their names, the phone numbers and the addresses where they live.


In most cases, whitepages are available for specific countries and cities. Just Google one with your country or city name.


4. Facebook


This website has the most people connected to it online than any other. Moreover, people are happy to provide all their residential details for their friends and even sometimes ‘public’ (depending on their settings).


Of course over the years Fb have put more stringer privacy policies but you can still try out things like following a trail of their check-ins to narrow down their vicinity. OF course please don’t use this to stalk people because it is against the law.


5. People Search engines


Searching for an address on US search sites is not as difficult as it seems. There are numerous sites that you can use for this search. Some of those you can consider are:,,,, and even USSearch.


5. Zip Code search


There are ways to find a zip code online. Most people search sites which do name searches, phone number searches and absolutely free address searches (email and residential) do have an option that lets you search for a zip code.


You are also expected to provide it, if not, then you can use city or state for a name and a completely free address search on these sites.There are also sites that have compiled a list of all the zip codes in the US where you can search from.


Note: this is not necessary a reverse zip code search so it might or might not prove very useful to you. 




These are some of the options you have that you can learn on how to find someone free of charge  online. The information above also provides you with the ways and places to use to reach that address that you are looking for.


Remember, these sites have different methods for a search and so are the results. If one site does not give you a positive feedback, try another one as they have different data too.

Frequently Asked Questions

United Kingdom (UK)


Go to one where you will be able to run your search by name, location and even using a post code. enter the name of the person you are trying to find in the UK and follow the prompts on the site and hit search.




To find a residential address in Australia can be done in various forms. For one, White Pages residential search Australia is your best option by far.
You can use the site to also browse Australian residential contacts.


 New Zealand


To find a residential address in New Zealand try checking out the electoral roll. You can find this in a local government office. Copies are also available in public places like libraries, post offices and local council offices