|This is more of a guide to
what they have or can do. Very little is
available on the net. Most require you to request
in writing and pay for copies. If the person is
on active duty they will help you forward mail to
them by name without an address for $3.00.
||Here is the agency that is
the watch dog over your records and 50,000,000
more veterans both living and deceased. Be sure
info pack "Records" to get the forms
you need for NARA.
Security Number Checks
||One of the best deals on the
Internet for finding someone. Ran by a lady who
does all she can to help vets, does a social
sercurity number check through all available
records for only $5.00 for members of the AVA and
veterans. Don't grumble about the fee that works
out to about two bucks an hour. if you are
looking for someone and you have the SSAN this is
the best five bucks you can spend.
||Not what it use to be, but
what is? It does have some helpful links and
services that still make it worth the visit. A
Zip Plus 4 locater and more. A
victim of declining ad revenues.
||Has both free and fee
services searching public records.
||Just type in a zip code, get
back a list. This is one of those you might think
far out but isn't. It operates on zip codes so
you have to have a good idea what area the person
is in but it could help as more people contribute
to campaigns than you think. Oh don't know the
zip code then try http://www.usps.gov The Post Office
web site. I know of one women who found her dead
beat spouse this way. Had money for Clinton but
not his kids.
||Don't miss this one it lets you search
the four major national telephone directories all
from one page. Infospace, Switchboard, Four 11,
Yahoo. Plus it has a reverse telephone directory
service. Have an old phone number and no name?
This will put a name to it. Also links to other
helpful sites. All free.
||Very good site on phone
books from around the world. World Pages is
collecting data for the entire planet. Over 230
directories representing over 170 countries! To
go global and initiate your search, all you need
to do is select a country from the list and
you're on your way. Both fee and free services
Government Locater (GILS)
||This is a search service of
the Federal Government. It searches all of the
federal government web sites. If the person you
are looking for might be a federal employee this
might be a good place to start. Also if you need
any government services this will get you to the
right place. If the government has it on the
Internet this will find it. And NO it won't find
your military records except to send you to NARA.
By law your records are private.
Court Records and Others
||The California Judicial
Council is making extensive court records
available on the Internet. The same applies to
most state and county courts. To find them use
the regional directories at Yahoo or check Piper
Resources link below.
||They will forward a letter
for you at a cost of $3.00. if youknow the SSAN
for $3.00 they will forward a letter if the
person is active in thewir files or return it to
you if deceased.
||Want to be overwhelmed with
information? This place can do it. It is a
catalogue of Public and Private Libraries all
over the world. Type in a name and in just a
second (very fast server) you have a huge page
page full of references. Besides that all sorts
of links to other similar resources. A must for
any serious researcher.
||Developed and maintained by
the Ohio State University, this site lists online
and off-line sources and resources for obtaining
financial data. Why is this here? Well it has
tons of links to various financial sites and may
||Another huge reference site,
well worth the visit. See to believe! Also great
for students or any one wanting general
||Here you can access the
Social Security Index of deceased recipients. If
the person you are looking had a SSAN this is a
good place to start as you will know if you are
looking for a live or dead person. This is a
commercial site and the other data bases cost.
but certainly not least The Seeker a
database of ads strictly for finding others. Has
a military section. Excellent service. The VASC
has a long relationship with The Seeker's boss,
The lady who runs it is very helpful should you
write her and a friend of vets! Make sure you put
your free ad here. The service is automated so
check back frequently.
are waiting for Your Input. If you know of a
helpful link send it to email@example.com .
If you find any of these links have gone bad
please email the same address.
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