How to Locate a Postal Address

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Finding postal addreses
Finding postal addreses (Image: 100 year old postal image by Paul Coskery from Fotolia.com)

Before the Internet, to locate a U.S. postal address, you had to manually look it up in a telephone directory book. You could find business addresses in the Yellow Pages and personal addresses in the White Pages. Now, in addition to using traditional telephone books, you can also use their online databases to locate U.S. postal addresses.

Things You'll Need

  • White Pages telephone directory
  • Yellow Pages telephone directory or Internet access

Instructions for Finding Postal Addresses

Look up the address of an individual by using the White Pages telephone directory. Entries are alphabetized by last names.

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Visit the online White Pages, alternatively, to locate a postal address for an individual. Type the person's name and location (city and state).

Look up the address of a business by using the Yellow Pages telephone directory. Business names are are listed alphabetically.

Visit the online Yellow Pages, alternatively, to locate a postal address for an individual business. Type the business' name and location (city and state).

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