There are literally thousands of sites for finding people info across the web. Instead of listing every site out there, we have handpicked a few of our favorites and hope you will find them as useful as we have.


123People is a free real time  people search tool that looks into nearly every corner of the web. Using our proprietary search algorithm, you can find comprehensive and centralized person related information consisting of public records, phone numbers, addresses, images, videos and email addresses. Search facebook and other social networking sites like mySpace, Linkedin, Xing, Wikipedia profiles and much more.


The site is now 100% database-driven and features the single largest free collection of public record searches on the Internet. The site also integrates a city-county converter, SSN validator and Phone Validator into its search box. Also added is a unique custom search feature. Black Book Online now serves over one million free public record lookups a month.

Prison SearchFree Prison Inmate Locator

In the interest of public safety, 41 out of 50 State Department of Corrections makes available to law enforcement agencies and the general public, information and photographs of inmates who are incarcerated.  Some states let you search criminal records by name.

Public Records – State Records – Find People –

Search  public records databases to find information about people using court records, adoption records, banking records, and more. This search site will give you access to thousands of state, national and worldwide public records websites that provide information to you at absolutely no cost.

SearchSystems – The Largest Free Public Records Directory

Search Systems was the first on the Internet to establish a directory of hard-to-find public record databases. Since then Search Systems’ directory has grown and now provides access to over 36,000 databases containing billions of public records. Each link is handpicked for content and usefulness and is offered with a service description.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet
1996-2009: Your genealogy starting point online for more than a decade!

What is Cyndi’s List?

  • A categorized & cross-referenced index to genealogical resources on the Internet.
  • A list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
  • A free jumping-off point for you to use in your online research.
  • A “card catalog” to the genealogical collection in the immense library that is the Internet.
  • Your genealogical research portal onto the Internet.