Most address searches can be performed online for free, using services such as Whitepages, AnyWho or Intelius. A user may search for a person or business using name or phone number.
Search directories typically provide basic details, including full name, phone number and address, as part of a free service. Other data available may include age range of a person, a list or personal contacts and a location map with an option to get directions. Additional options for advanced searches may be offered for a fee, including address history, background check, and marriage and divorce records. Both Intelius and Whitepages derive data from a number of online databases, including white pages, yellow pages, social sites, public records and other third-party agencies.