Are you looking for a long lost friend, relative, or acquaintance? In order to help you with your search we have compiled a list of the best sources of information on locating people, from general searches to helping you find an old army buddy.
If you find that you are still unable to locate the individual you are searching for, don't hesitate to ask a Pratt librarian for further assistance.
Telephone Numbers Subject Guide
Our librarians have created a subject guide of recommended websites and databases for finding telephone numbers.
Reverse Phone Directory
Find the address of a person or business by typing in their phone number. This will only work for published numbers.
Salvation Army Missing Persons Service
The Salvation Army will assist in locating missing persons. They will search for relatives only, including foreign countries, but not juvenile runaways or children kidnapped by another parent. Not set up for genealogy research or debt collection. Client should provide the missing person's full name, date of birth and missing person's parents full names and maiden name if possible.
Social Security Letter Forwarding
If you are still unable to find who you are looking for using the sources above, the Social Security Administration has a "letter forwarding" program in which a letter on a "matter of great importance" can be forwarded on your behalf to the missing person. There is a fee involved in this process.
General Resource Search Engines
This site includes yellow, white pages, email addresses and fax listings from around the world.
Pipl is designed to retrieve information from the deep web, including databases, contact details and other relevant information from personal profiles, member directories, scientific publications, court records etc.
Spock searches for information on biography pages, social networks, news sites, blogs and directories. You can also add and modify information that Spock finds about you on the internet.
Zaba Search provides information on U.S. residents, including names, current and past addresses, phone numbers, and birth years.
Maryland Missing Persons
A network to assist in finding missing persons in the state of Maryland.
Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles
Request copies of Maryland driving records.
Maryland Vital Statistics
Apply for birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.
Maryland Secretary of State Corporation Records
Find property owners in the state of Maryland.
A list of directories and other resources for finding people, including some that are fee based.
National Driver Register
The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about drivers who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations such as driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
Directory of public records broken down by state and category.
Social Security Death Index
Search in over 80 million records.
Maryland Mutual Consent Registry and Adoption Search Services
The Maryland Department of Human Resources created this site to give information about adoption searching, options for those who want to search when an adoption is finalized in Maryland, the requirements for searching, reunions, and more.
Genealogy/Family History Resources
Our librarians developed this guide on genealogical resources, which include information on African American Genealogy, genealogical research for Marylanders, and preserving family paraphernalia.
Department of Defense – Requests for Military Mailing Addresses
Request mailing addresses for individuals serving in the military.
Maryland Criminal Records
Uncover information on individuals with a criminal record in the state of Maryland.
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Baltimore, MD 21201