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You will not find specific information, such as telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, genealogical information, or business addresses on  There are several excellent sources for these kinds of specific information, and we have listed some of the best sources below.  Places Named is mainly a geographic encyclopedia, although it includes other non-geographic information like the popularity of proper names within the United States.  For details about our site, please visit our About Page.  If you still would like to contact us after reading this page, please visit our Contact Page.

Below are the best resources on the Internet for specific kinds of information:

  • Web Sites
    • Specific Web Sites: First try typing the name into your browser's address bar, surrounded by www. and .com.  For example, if you are looking for the Bank of Sunnyvale, try typing into your Browser's address bar and press {Enter}.
    • If that does not locate the Web site you are looking for, go to and do a search for the name.  In this case, you would type "Bank of Sunnyvale" (without the quotes) into the Search box on Yahoo's home page.
    • General Information: Yahoo! is the best directory of the Internet.  Go to and type the name of what you are looking for into their Search box.  For example, "California surf boards" (without the quotes) or "Canada tourism".
  • Business Addresses
    • See the Telephone Numbers entry below.
  • E-Mail Addresses
    • E-mail Addresses for Companies: The best way to find the e-mail address for a company is to get it from their Web site. In order to locate a company's Web site, search either the Network Solutions Dot Com Directory or perform a Yahoo! general search.
    • E-mail Addresses for People: To locate e-mail addresses for people, visit the Yahoo! People Search page or the ICQ E-Mail Directory page.
  • Genealogy
  • Telephone Numbers
    • Telephone Numbers for Companies: To lookup telephone numbers for companies, visit the AT&T AnyWho site.
    • Telephone Numbers for People: To lookup telephone numbers for people, visit the AT&T AnyWho site, the Yahoo! People Search page, or the Info Space White Pages page.
    • Other Telephone Directories: For a comprehensive list of the telephone directories available on the Internet, visit the site.

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