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List of State Abbreviations for all states in the U.S.

What are State Abbreviations? State abbreviations are two letter symbols used to represent each state. The state abbreviations are used primarily for mailing addresses and are often referred to as postal abbreviations or postal codes. The United States Post Office introduced

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Run Real Estate Reports to Uncover Property Records and Information

Resources for Property Records Searches Private investigation cases often involve property in one form or another.  Whether it is physical property such as a house, land, real estate, jewelry, or intellectual property, a private investigator needs to know where to

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United States Post Office Postal Information

Many of the cases private detectives are involved with involve address searches, telephone number lookups, and reverse searches.  Having knowledge of post information will help speed up the search process. Following is information related to postal matters: Canadian Postal Service –

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How to Track a Package Using Online Delivery Tracking Services

Private investigators may have to track a package as part of an investigation case, or retrace the shipping path of a package already shipped.  Most of the major shipping companies provide a tracking number that can be used on a package

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Maps and Geography Research Tools for Private Investigators

A map is a diagrammatic representation of the earth’s surface, or a portion of it. The science and art of map-making is called cartography.  There are many different types of maps, such as: Geographic maps of the world, countries, the United

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MapQuest Mapping Tools for Planning Surveillance and Travel

MapQuest is a map publisher and a free online Web mapping service owned by America Online (AOL).  The company was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago, Illinois.  The company moved to

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United States City Websites and U.S. State Government Home Pages

City Websites: A Wealth of Information for Private Detectives Most city governments maintain a website to provide its citizens and local residents with easy access to local city information and city resources, and to serve as an information resource for

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Area Code Search Websites and Reverse Lookup Tools

Area codes are telephone number codes that designate certain calling areas. The format of an area code is NXX, where N is any digit 2 through 9 and X is any digit 0 through 9. Initially, the middle digit of

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List of Area Codes for Each State in Numerical Order

Following is a list of area codes listed by number. Area Code State Area Code Description 201 NJ NJ, Jersey City, Hackensack 202 DC Washington, D.C. 203 CT Bridgeport and New Haven Connecticut 204 MB Canada 205 AL Alabama 206

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Area Code Listing by State

Following is a list of the area codes within each state, listed by state in alphabetical order. The area codes may be useful in deciphering the origin of phone numbers. Alabama – 205, 251, 256, 334 Alaska – 907 Arizona – 480, 520,

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