Desperately Seeking Someone?

Whether you're Dog the Bounty Hunter or just looking for a long-lost cousin, we have the resources to help you succeed in locating someone who's gone missing.

If you want to start with the basics, check a few free websites such as Switchboard, DexKnows, or Zaba, a site that provides basic information including birth year, month, phone number and address (and deeper background information for a fee). Or try ReferenceUSA for standard white page listings and key business people by name. This service also offers a reverse directory by address and phone number. (DPL card required)

Try public record searches such as:

Or search the Automated Licensure Information System Online (ALISON) for data available to the public via the internet for all professions and occupations licensed by the Colorado Division of Registrations.

Many people are now using social media such as Facebook as a means of raising awareness or recruiting volunteers to help find missing relatives or friends.

When all else fails, try the Social Security Death Index - if the person is deceased, you'll see the exact date of death and can then search for an obituary, which will give you the names of surviving family members.

If it's only a good movie that you're desperately seeking, here are some suggestions that feature a missing person theme:

The Vanishing

The Good German

Without a Trace


Night Moves


Written by Lisa on August 9, 2011


Elaine C on August 11, 2011


Dog-gone nice batch of resources!
Thanks, Lisa!


Thank you, Elaine. I enjoy unleashing new resources for our customers.

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