What Is a People Lookup?

A people lookup query retrieves critical background information on a person. Depending on the service, this could be personal, professional, and financial details. When you want someone found or need to gauge someone’s trustworthiness, a people search engine like PeopleFinderFree is your best friend.

With PeopleFinderFree, you have access to billions of public and semi-public databases through our vast, interconnected information network. Use our lightning-quick engine to find people fast and hassle-free. It beats paying a private eye or doing it yourself manually.

You just need a person’s name and, optionally, their location to initiate a people search query. The server will return an easy-to-read report to you afterward. You can download this report or view it in your web browser.

  • Phone Number Identity
  • Court Records
  • Background Check
  • Age and Date of Birth
  • Relatives
  • Contact Numbers
  • Current Address
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Sex Offender Data
  • Arrest Records
  • Vital Records
  • Criminal Records

What Can I Find on PeopleFinderFree?

How a People Finder Can Help You

A people search engine helps you verify identities, check locations, and find any skeletons in the closet.

Discover Contact Details

Reconnect with people you used to know – like your lost relatives, high-school friends, and old acquaintances.

Confirm Facts

Public records, unlike people, don’t lie. Take a quick look at a person’s history to figure out the truth.

Avoid Scams

Check a seller’s reputation or verify an acquaintance’s details to avoid fall prey to scammers online.

Research Yourself

Does your digital profile portray you in a good light? Look up yourself before big interviews and dates.

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Why Use PeopleFinderFree for an Online People Search?

100% Free People Search

You can find people without emptying your wallet. PeopleFinderFree allows you to look up phone numbers, addresses, and other useful information for any US-based person for free.

Find People Fast

PeopleFinderFree is one of the fastest people search engines on the planet, retrieving information on someone in 5 seconds flat.

Real & True People Search

PeopleFinderFree is an accurate, true people search service. You can expect reliable, up-to-date information nine times out of ten.

Respect for Privacy

Any search you run is 100% private and anonymous. The person you’re looking up won’t find out or be notified in any manner.

How to Find Someone Free of Charge

Finding people with PeopleFinderFree is a walk in the park. You just need to enter relevant details about the person – like their first and last name – into the form field on our people search page and then hit enter. This is the standard people search option. Adding extra details like their middle initial and last-known location will fetch the most relevant results.

PeopleFinderFree also offers other flexible search options – like searching for someone by their phone number or address. If someone has changed their name, for example, an address lookup can help you find them again.

Search People for Free by Name

Step 1: You’ll need the person’s full name (preferably with the middle initial). Don’t know how they spell their name? You can jot down a few variations – like Steven or Stephen. You will get different records for different search terms. If you know any old aliases, try them too.

Step 2: Enter the name (one search variation at a time) in the box. Optionally, add their last-known city and state details. If you don’t have their address information, don’t worry – the system can still track them down. You will just have to look through a few records to find them.

Step 3: Click on start search. PeopleFinderFree will now match your name query with the records in all the databases it can access. Depending on the uniqueness of the name and location information, you may get multiple results.

Step 4: You will receive a list of full, organized reports. You can click on the most appropriate one – or explore them one at a time to find your person. You can optionally refine the search results by adding extra details like the person’s middle initial.

Find People by Phone Number

Finding people by phone number is also known as a reverse phone lookup search. If you have someone’s old phone number on hand and would like their details – or you would like to find the identity of an anonymous caller –you use a phone number lookup.

Step 1: Go to our phone lookup section. Enter the phone number you have in the form field. It doesn’t matter if the number is outdated. Every phone number has an associated public record, which gets updated automatically with the latest information.

Step 2: Click on search and give the engine a few seconds to process your query. The engine will access all the records associated with the phone number and put them into a single, easy-to-read report.

Step 3: Read the report. The results will include details like:

  • Full name
  • Known aliases
  • Date of birth
  • Past and present address
  • Email address
  • Social profiles

Find People by Address

Would you like to learn more about your neighbors? Or would you like to find someone you knew who lived somewhere but disappeared afterward? You can look up people by their present or past addresses to learn more about them.

Step 1: Go to the address lookup section. Enter the complete address of the property, along with the zip code. If you don’t know the complete information, you can run a quick Google Maps check to figure it out.

Step 2: Click on search when you’re ready. Give the server a few seconds to process the query.

Step 3: PeopleFinderFree will retrieve several entries for you. These are all the people who are living at the location presently or lived there in the past. You can click on the person to get extra information about them. Some of the details you can expect:

  • Names and contact information
  • Census information
  • Sex offender status

How to Find Someone's Address?

Would you like to know where someone lives? This could be anyone you used to know previously or someone you just met. You can find them with PeopleFinderFree’s address lookup service.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Step 1: Go to the people search section on the PeopleFinderFree website.

    This doubles as the address lookup page – it gives you the person’s present and past addresses, along with other details.

  • Step 2: Enter the person’s full name in the form field.

    If you don’t know how to spell their name, you can try a variation. Our engine will retrieve several entries for the name you entered as well as related spellings. Further, you can always try modifying your search afterward.

  • Step 3: Enter the person’s last-known location in the search bar.

    If you know their old address, you can enter that in. Entering their previous known city and state will also help. If you don’t know their previous address, don’t worry, it’s optional.

  • Step 4: Click on start search.

    Wait for a minute until our server searches our records and prepares a list of reports for you.

  • Step 5: You will see a results page with many names and associated reports listed.

    When you click on the person’s name, you will receive their personal details – including their address information. Here’s a summary of what you can expect, depending on whether you choose the basic or advanced report:

  • The person’s current address, including the postal code, neighborhood, city, and state.
  • The person’s previous address and other relevant details.
  • The names and details of close family and acquaintances.

How to Find Someone's Phone Number?

You can find someone’s phone number with the help of our people search engine. It doubles as a phone number lookup service, fetching the person’s previous and presently-used phone numbers, including landlines and cell phones.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Navigate to the people search section of our website.

    This search will allow you to find someone’s phone number if you have their name (and give you other details along with).

  • Step 2: Enter the person’s name into the empty space.

    Preferably, enter their middle initial if you know it. If you aren’t sure how to spell their name, try a variation. Our system generates multiple reports, once each for every possible variation.

  • Step 3: Enter the person’s location.

    This can be a present or a past location. Enter their city, state, or zip code if you know it. It’s okay if you don’t know any of these details. You will still receive some results, although you will have to sort through them all to find the right one in case of non-unique names.

  • Step 4: Click on start search.

    Wait for a few seconds until the server generates reports for you.

  • Step 5: Click on the report you wish to explore further.

    You can navigate back if you wish to explore other reports. You will find the person’s phone number listed there. Here are some phone number related details you can expect:

    • Their present landline number.
    • Their present cell phone number, location, and carrier details.
    • Any phone numbers they owned previously.
    • Previous owners of the phone number, if applicable.

People Finder Tips

To search a person by their name, try all the names they would go by. A person named Jane may call themselves Jan, Janne, or Jannie. Some people may call themselves by their middle names or a different version of their first name that a friend might have made. Be sure to have all this information while searching.

You can add their location or birthplace to find them faster. If you are not sure of the current region they live in, add in the state you last knew them in.

Sometimes the location can branch your search to a path far from the original. In these instances, remove the location and do a regular search.

Some people change their last names due to marriage or other reasons. So you can try searching for the names of their family members or associates and try to find the person you are looking for through their ‘Possible Relatives and Associates’ list.

You can access someone’s report directly by adding the person’s first and last name at the end of our People Search URL. For example, if you are searching for Alice New, enter /alice-new/ after https://peoplefinderfree.com/people. So the link will look like this, https://peoplefinderfree.com/people/alice-new

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I run a people search using PeopleFinderFree?

On the homepage of PeopleFinderFree, you will have to fill in the blank form field with the required details – like the person’s full name. The system will then find the person and put their details in a report for you.

Is it free to search for people on PeopleFinderFree?

Yes, running a people search query on PeopleFinderFree is completely free. As our name suggests, we don’t charge for a basic people lookup report, unlike some services. We can find any person in the United States with a public record. Millions of people use our free people finder engine every month.

How do I look up people near me online?

If you wish to find people who are located near you online, you can use our people search engine. What you do is enter the exact postal address of all the residences around you into the form field (one at a time) and click on search. You can also enter the zip code for a general area search. The personal details of the resident(s) will be put in a report for your perusal.

Will I be able to find a person’s criminal history for free too?

Sometimes you can, yes. If this information is in a public record that’s been digitized, you can access it for free using PeopleFinderFree. The service will fetch the information and put it in a report for you.

Sometimes, though, this record hasn’t yet been digitized and made public. In such cases, you will need to use PeopleFinderFree’s background check service, which generates a more in-depth report with missing details.

How do I go about finding people I’m not in touch with anymore using a people lookup website?

You can find people you were once in touch with and have now lost with a quick people search. You just enter their name and previous location (city and state). The engine will fetch their newest, updated information, including their phone number and postal address.

If you can’t find the person’s records, we suggest reading our search tips. You may have to try some variations and workarounds to find them again.

Is it legal to search for people online?

However, there are some restrictions on when you can conduct a search and how you use the information. For example, you can’t use this search to sort through potential job candidates (on discriminatory grounds). Read the legal terms and conditions for more details.

Yes, doing a people search is legal. The Freedom of Information Act that was passed in 1967 allows it. Any person can request access to public records from a government agency.

Who am I allowed to look up using PeopleFinderFree?

As long as you comply with the FCRA, you can look up any US-based person. Almost every adult in the US has associated public records. Here are examples:

  • Online acquaintances: People you may have met online on social media or through a multiplayer game. Are they who they claim they are?
  • Romantic partners: Should you trust the new romantic partner you just met? Or do they have some skeletons in their closet they don’t want you to see – like a long string of exes or criminal history?
  • Neighbors: What kind of neighborhood do you live in? Is it safe or is there a criminal living next door? You can look up everyone and gain an idea of their general personality and past history.
  • Family: Have you lost touch with some old relatives? Or would you like to find relatives you never know you had? You can legally run a people search for the information.
  • Suspicious people: Can you trust your kid’s friend’s parents? Is your new business acquaintance who they say they are? If something’s off, you can run a people search just to be sure.
  • Sex offenders: Are there any registered sex offenders living in your neighborhood? You can make sure you know them and keep your child away from them.
  • Friends: Would you like to know more about your friends? Does your gut tell you not to trust someone? You can run a people search query on them to see if something fishy turns up.
  • School mates: If you would like to reconnect with your high school friends, you can run a fast people search on your whole class if you like.
  • Sellers: Should you purchase something expensive from an online seller you don’t know? A quick background check to verify their identity and gauge their reputation won’t hurt.
  • Travel buddies: Are you planning to head off on a trip somewhere with a bunch of people you don’t know? You can verify their trustworthiness by taking a look at their history.
  • Unknown number owners: You’re allowed to look up the details of the owners for calls from unknown numbers. That way, you can avoid potential scammers, pranksters, and cold callers.
  • Yourself: Curious about what your digital profile looks like? If you’d like to view and manage your online details, you can.

Who am I not allowed to look up with PeopleFinderFree?

Note that you must comply with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 USC 1681 et seq.). PeopleFinderFree is not a consumer reporting agency and does not provide consumer reports (as stated in the aforementioned act). That means you cannot use the reports for some purposes as stipulated by the FCRA.

Here’s what you are not allowed to do with PeopleFinderFree:

  • Make employment-related decisions: You can’t use PeopleFinderFree to determine if you should hire, demote, reassign, promote, retain, or fire someone.
  • Make domestic worker hiring decisions: You can’t make hiring or employment-related decisions for babysitters, nannies, gardeners, home aides, and other domestic workers.
  • Determine eligibility: You can’t check someone’s qualifications for educational or grant purposes – like whether they qualify for a scholarship or not.
  • Screen tenants: You can’t make renting-related decisions for commercial or residential spaces, like screening a tenant or retaining a lease.
  • Check up on professional service providers: You can’t make hiring decisions related to professional service providers. For example, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and nurses.

If in doubt with what you can and can’t do with the information, you can refer to our Terms of Use page or send us an email.