Posted by Brandon Treat on September 25, 2001 at 12:53:55:
To convert addresses to names you need to go to the city or county goverment building(s) and go to the tax assessor’s office (in my county anyway) and find out who has been paying the tax bill. This will often give you a name and sometimes an address.
Once you have a name and/or an address you can go to www.whitepages.com and do searches for either. You may be able to track down the owner this way though there are many more approaches.
Search the archives for terms related to vacant homes and the like and you will find many many other ideas of what you might try.
Southern IL/St. Louis Investor