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Tips for Civilians
Finding People & Data About Them

About the Author: Mary Ann Boyle, PhD is a licensed private detective and forensic genealogist who finds missing persons and conducts genealogical investigations for court cases. She shares her secrets for investigating missing persons and identifying kindred.

Online Teaser Sites Can Drive You Crazy

Many online search sites used to offer telephone numbers, addresses, employment info and dates of birth. This is before they decided to become profitable and only offer teaser data with the promise of “premium” data for payment of fee. Today, databases that used to offer valuable data, anywho and whitepages, offer only partial data with the opportunity to view a Comprehensive Report. I’d be careful paying for these ‘comprehensive’ reports.