FIND PEOPLE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
FIND A PERSON IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES, OR NORTHERN IRELAND
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192.com People Search
To find a person in the United Kingdom, you can try searching the electoral roll online at 192.com people search. Basic information (full name, and part of address) is free of charge, but full details are not.
Searching the Electoral Register
The electoral register is organised by polling district, with each polling district listed alphabetically by street name. It is not possible to search the register by name. You need to have some idea of where the property or person you are trying to find is located.
How to view the Electoral Register in person
Electoral registration is managed locally by the local electoral registration office for each area. The only way you can view the electoral register is in person at local council offices. There is no official centralised register that can be searched online. This service is by appointment only and will be under the supervision of a member of staff. Contact your local Electoral Registration Office to make an appointment to view the current register.
Public Records Search
Search within Public Records, available to all.
The Phone Book
The BT Phone Book (White Pages) telephone directory is another good starting point.
There is a payable subscription service on ukphonebook.com you can use to try to find a person
When trying to trace someone connected to a business, or to see if a person is owner of a registered company in the UK, you should search the Companies House Register
You can search the register by company name or by the persons name. You can find out the address of anyone who is a company director or secretary. This will also tell you if the person is connected with any other business. Quite often, if an individual has one business interest, they will be invloved in, or own, others. If a business owner has declared bankruptcy, you might find they are now director of a new company, which could make tracing them easier. Companies house information search is free.
Other People Search Tools
If you are having difficulty finding someone, try searching on social media like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In your search, use descriptive key words such as place of origin, last known employment, last known place of habitation, hobbies, interests that you are aware of.