May 28, 2023

How to Find Someone Free of Charge

There is quite a significant number of people who try on a regular basis to find someone for free using the internet. This may be because of the numerous reasons that compel them to conduct such a search. You might be one of the people who are looking for tips on how to find someone free of charge. This article aims to cover the possible ways you can do that.  

As mentioned before, there are various reasons that may lead one to seek information on someone online. You might be looking to reconnect with a friend, colleague, family relative. You might be looking to verify information on someone you just met. No matter the motive behind you seeking to find information on someone, all that matters is finding methods that work. This article aims to discuss methods that are totally free that will work for you no matter the reason for your lookup.

Before you embark on your search, you need to gather all information you can on the person of interest. These details may come handy along the way as you search. Details to take into consideration include the following:

  • Name (full name, usernames, nicknames)
  • Date of birth or estimated age
  • Place of birth
  • Information about friends, colleagues and relatives
  • High schools or colleges they were in
  • Last known phone number
  • Previous partners
  • Previous employers/ jobs
  • Property or vehicle ownership
  • Any criminal convictions 
  • Previous addresses
  • Social media profiles
  • Hobbies, interests or social clubs

Write these details down somewhere. Do return or consult with them as you conduct your search.

Search Engines

Numerous people search sites do support searches with a lot of these details. Search engines for example, can help you conduct a simple search and track down the person of interest.

The leading search engine in the world, Google, can help you conduct such a search. To search, type the name of the person with quotation marks and search. Common names usually return a huge result from such a search.

To minimize or filter the results, you can include other details you have on the person. This can be their middle name, location, organizations, occupation, college/ university, for example.

You can also try looking up from other search engines such as Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo if a search from Google gives no results.

Social Media

Social media has so much information on people than many realize. This is because social media users upload and post a lot of details on themselves on them. There are photos, profile updates that one can find on social media networks.

This is further enhanced by the fact that more than half the world population is now on social media. This is about 59 % of the world’s population and the number is increasing on a daily basis. It would definitely make sense to search for someone using social media platforms.

Facebook is the leading social media platform in the world with close to 3 billion users. About 66 % of Unites States population are on Facebook. Nearly a third of United States Citizens use Facebook to get the latest news.

To search for someone on Facebook, log into Facebook. Find the search bar, enter either the name, username/ nickname or phone number or email address of the person you want to look up and search. These are the options that Facebook support on a search.

A search like this will then give you all outcomes that are related to your search. Go through them and find the one you are after and click on it. This will give you the individual’s profile where you can find their profile picture, photos, close friends, recent posts, date of birth, location, education background and more. This will of course depend on whether they chose to include these details when creating their profile.

Other social media platforms to consider that support such searches and have almost the same results are Twitter, Instagram LinkedIn and TikTok. They are also commonly used all around the globe.

Another alternative to find someone free of charge using social networks would be to do a social media profile search on Google. This can be achieved by entering the name of the individual on Google plus the social media platform you want to look up from in quotes, for example, ‘John Smith Twitter’.

A social media search engine such as Social Search is also an option if all the above social media suggestions yield no results. It can have a greater reach than all of them and can be quicker.

Public Records

Vital records which are birth, marriage, death and divorce records on citizens, are recorded and maintained by every government in the world. The public is allowed by law to access them but these laws vary from place to place.

To access them, you will need to familiarize yourself with the laws that govern the ways to access them in that particular location. For example, all the states in the United States have their own laws regarding access to public records. Birth and death records tend to have stricter rules around them especially if they are less than a hundred years.

Vital records are normally maintained at local level, which is normally the county clerk’s office in the United States. It is therefore important to know where the records of the person you want to find were taken, depending on what type of records you are after.

If the county clerk’s office has a website, you might be able to view or even request these records from there.

You can also find the contact details such as phone numbers, residential address and email address of the county clerk’s office from the website to get in contact with them. They can also assist you learn more about the requirements you have to meet to obtain records from them.

Free People Search Sites

There are free people looker sites that are available online that can let you lookup someone. Most of these people search sites support searches with a name, phone number and address. There are also some which can let you look up with a username and email address.

The best free people search sites that you can go for online include White Pages, That’s Them, Zabasearch and Peek You. Searches offered here are totally free.

The White Pages allow searches with a name, phone number, residential address and business name. There are also premium searches offered from the site.

That’s Them allow lookups with a name, phone number, address, email address, IP and VIN. Results include phone numbers, social media profiles. You can also take advantage of their premium searches for comprehensive results.

Zabasearch will let you look up with a name and phone number for free. The site also has a premium plan that will help you find more results.

Peek You offers searches with a name plus social media username to give you social media profiles. There are also premium searches from here that can give you more results.

More Search Options

If you have a photo of the person in your possession, you can also look up with it online. There are services like Tin Eye and Google which can help you.

Asking from known friends, colleagues and family members would be another option to go for. They might have a clue of where the person might be or give an idea on how to go about with your lookup.

These are some of the options you might consider to find someone free of charge. Try to use as many search options as possible as you may not know which information will bring the desired outcome.