Locating someone is much easier to do than it was a couple of years ago. You may want to locate a friend you no longer have contact with, you may want to contact an old crush or you may need to find a relative you never met before. Many free websites allow you to search for people using different criteria. You can search through first name and last name, you may expand the search to a specific city or state, or you may want to search based on the age of the person.
Find a free people search engine on the Internet such as Zabasearch, People Search, Spokeo or Intelius. These free search engines allow you to search for people using their first name, last name, age, phone number or state. The search allows you to fill in as much information as you remember about the person to find any public information recorded. This search engines also allows you to register yourself on the website to alert you when someone else performs a search for your name.
Type the name of the people search engine in the "Address" field of the web browser. For example, type "www.ZabaSearch.com." Type the name of the person you want to search for using the first name and last name or first name, middle initial and last name.
Click the "States" drop-down menu. Click the state where you remember the person last resided. Click "Free People Search." View the map of the last recorded address where the person resided.
Click "Get the Dirt" to view the cities and states where the person last resided. "Get the Dirt" also shows you the nearest relatives of the person and their ages.
Kelly Reese began writing professionally in 2009, showcasing her expertise in the financial and technology industries through how-to articles. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and a dual Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics from Jackson State University.