How to Find Telephone Numbers, Addresses and Names

By Meaghan Ellis

Telephone numbers, addresses, and names, are the most common records that can be found online without paying a large fee. You can obtain accurate information with just a little web browsing, and direction to the right sites. Some records will be easy to find, while others may take lots of time and more in-depth research.

Go to the Official White Pages directory of telephone numbers (see Resources).

Find a person's phone number and/or address by entering a name. Type the name of the person you are trying to find in the data forms available for first and last name entry. Click "Find" to view the phone numbers and addresses that will be generated for the name you entered.

Search for information by looking up each aspect of the name or address individually. The reverse lookup option gives you more ways to find who you are looking for. You can look a person up by address and phone number, rather than simply searching by name, as names may create multiple results, making it difficult to decipher one person from another. Click on the Reverse Lookup tab at the top of the White Pages screen.

You can also locate people by phone number. Type the phone number with area code, into the Reverse Phone Number data form to find the name and address of the individual with the phone number you entered. (See Warnings section for possible restrictions.)

Provide an address to locate names and phone numbers. In the Reverse Lookup screen, if possible, type an address to find the names and phone number of the person or business located at that location.