Internet Phone Books: Many times it has been said “It would be nice to have all the White Pages for all 50 states.” It is here with just a click of the mouse button. There are three major phone databases, each have their own way of collecting data and displaying. If the name is not on one, check the other. Unlisted and unpublished phone numbers are not listed. Have the phone number, but no address, this page will help.
CORRECT ADDRESS: Are the names and cities spelt correctly. Have just the ZIP, but want to know the city. Like to have a nine digit ZIP Code. Try the United States Postal Service (USPS) databases.
Post Obituaries will give you access to the Washington Post obituaries for the past few months. Good way to verify local deceased information.
Real Estate Assessment Records. Look up an address, you will see who owns the property and how long. Very useful when a piece of mail is return. You look for neighbors who live there when your classmate did to see if they know the new address of your classmate.
Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is provided from the SSA. This database will contain the names of only those provided to SSA. Those who were not drawing some type of SSA benefit may not be listed such as those that died young, retirees under the old Civil Service or Railroad Retirement System, etc.
Colleges Lookup may help you find a college WEB page.
"The Senior Class:" Index to Yearbooks from Alexandria (VA)High Schools, 1919-1951; Alexandria High School, "The Alecko" (1919-1935); George Washington High School, "The Compass" (1936-1965); and T.C. Williams High School, "Cerberus" (1966- ).
Social Security Administration, 800-772-1213 This agency has a program to help people to locate missing persons. If the person you are trying to locate can be identified by SSC in their computer, they will forward a piece of mail to the person’s last known employer’s address; or the last address of the annuity check if retired. The agency will not inform you if they found a match, nor when the piece of mail was forwarded. The only reply you may receive would be from the person you are trying to locate.
The person’s Social Security Number (SSN) would result in a match. If you don’t have the persons SSN, the following may or may-not result in a match: Name (first, middle and current surname), date and state of birth, mother’s maiden if known, and father’s name. Their program does not accept any other information.
Send the piece of mail, with a cover letter, to your local SSC Office, for northern Virginia, 6295 Edsall Road, Room 220, Alexandria, Virginia 22312. The local phone number is 703 274-0145, but SSC requests you use their “800".
The Retired Officer Association (TROA), a non-government association, 703-549-2311 201 North Washington Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2539, Jane O’Neil’s direct phone line 703-838-0531
Defense Finance Personnel for Retired Personnel, Attn: DFAS/CL, 800-321-1080,PO Box 99191, Cleveland, Ohio 44199-1126 This Federal Government Agency handles information on all Military Retired Commission Officer (LT, CAPT, COL, etc --- not the enlisted as PVT, SGT, PO1, Chief). This office will not give you an address because of the Privacy Act, but will confirm if the person's name is in their database. If the person is in their data base, DFAS will forward mail to that person. If you’re nice, the person on the phone may give you the state this person lives.
Data on this page was originally compiled by Ted Arthur
|Originally updated June 26, 1998.||This page reloaded November 24, 2009|
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