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Fact Finding: Locating & Researching Persons, Companies, and Property: Researching People

This guide offers paid and free resources for locating contact information, financials, and other information about individuals and business entities.

Addresses & Phone Numbers

Birth, Death & Other Vital Records

Biographies, Profiles, Pictures & Associated Persons

Social Media Presence

People tend to pick one username and stick with it across social media platforms so try a search on twitter or instagram and see what pans out. They may even use it as their blog handle if they have one. Also see this free eDiscovery white paper with tips for searching for information on Twitter, Facebook, Instragram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Occupations & Employment Information

Criminal Records

Court Filings (Liens, Bankruptcies, Civil Cases etc.)

Education, Publications, & Presentations By the Person

You can also search across social media accounts (particularly Facebook which often lists schools attended).

Hobbies, Interests, & Volunteer Work

Political Party Membership & Campaign Contributions

Military Service

News Articles

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