Diligent Search Resources

Performing Diligent Searches

Absent Parent Case Information Form (DCF, 2005) Making Relative Search Happen - A Guide to Finding and Involving Relatives
Affidavit of Diligent Search CheckList Paternity Procedure for Child Protective Investigators
Diligent Seach Procedures with Respect to Abandoned Infants: FS 63.0423 Putative Father Registry Search Application Form (2008)
Diligent Search Procedures for Identity or Location of a Parent Unknown: FS 39.503 Request for Authorization to Use the State & Federal Parent Locator Service Form (3/11)
  Sample Diligent Search Spreadsheet
  Sample Missing Parent Questionnaire For Court Hearing (11/06)
  Sample Sworn Statement of Identity or Location of Parent

Internet Resources for Diligent Searches

Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator National Putative Father Registry
Florida Court Clerks Locator National Sex Offender Public Website (Dept of Justice)
Florida Department of Corrections - Offender Database Public Records-State by State
Melissa Data - Look Up Addresses and Zip Codes "Site Selection" Magazine's State-by-State Guide to Utilities
My Florida County Social Security Death Index Search
National Inmate Locator State and Local Government Internet Directory
  Super Pages - People Search

Diligent Search Locator Tools

Locating a Parent Who May be in Canada Maps and Directions Search Engines Search Links
http://www.oacas.org/childwelfare/
locate.htmovincialprofiles.html
Children's Aid Societies List
http://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/wanted-recherches/index-eng.html
Listing and photos of persons wanted by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
http://www.whitepages.ca
Canadian White Pages
Locating Parents Who Are Outside of the United States
www.usembassy.gov
Often, you will learn that a missing parent may be out of the country. To assist you in locating the individual, several countries and Canadian provinces have bilateral reciprocity with Florida and they will generally assist you with your request. Click on the link above for further information.
www.bigbook.com
Search for U.S. businesses in the Online Yellow Pages
www.mapquest.com
Use to access maps and directions
Phone Book Resource Sites
www.411locate.com
www.bigbook.com
www.infospace.com
www.myfloridacounty.com
www.peoplefinders.com
www.phonebooksoftheworld.com
www.switchboard.com
www.whitepages.com
www.altavista.com
www.aol.com
www.ask.com
www.google.com
www.intelius.com
www.melissadata.com
www.pandia.com
Use this site to learn how to search the Web more efficiently and to help determine what search engines to use.
www.yahoo.com
www.zabasearch.com
Free people search and public information search engine
 
www.areaconnect.com
Select a state and get targeted local information, white and yellow pages plus zip codes and maps.
www.fdle.state.fl.us
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Florida Sheriff Locator
Link to Sheriff Offices by county
www.flabar.org
Florida Bar Site
www.flclerks.com
Florida Court Clerk’s Locator
www.flcourts.org
Link to Florida Courts
www.inmatesplus.com
Free inmate locator for Florida and many other states.
www.militaryconnections.com
Helpful in locating military personnel abroad.
USPS
VINELink (Victim Information and Notification Everyday)