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General | People Finding Services

You can search for individuals across several databases . The free details given may be useful but you have to buy credits to view the full results

Adoption Search Reunion
'Intended to be the first port of call for anyone thinking about searching for or making contact with birth and adopted relatives or researching an adoption that took place in the UK'. Includes 'search for location of adoption records' feature. The site has been developed by the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF)

A site for finding and emailing family, friends and colleagues.

British Legion
Click 'Lost trails' for help to find old friends.

BT Phone Book
Search for residential and business numbers in the UK

Electoral Registers at the British Library
A guide to the electoral registers held at the British Library's Social Policy Information Service. Includes an explanation of the content and history of electoral registers

Finding People
A guide in the Virtual Library's 'A-Z how to find information' section

Forces Reunited
Claims to be the 'largest database of forces and ex-forces personnel run by ex-forces personnel'. Also includes a large section of links to other useful web sites.

Genes Reunited
Search for lost relatives

Help Me Find
A not-for-profit service that specializes in putting people in touch with each other.

A wide-ranging people search site. It includes in its search 'documents in online databases that general-purpose web crawlers cannot reach' because they search static web pages only. Many of its results are US ones

Veterans Agency
A single point of contact for veterans and their dependants seeking help, information and advice. Includes information about medals, bagdes and emblems, service records and more. Also includes links to many veterans' organisations. Provided by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA), an executive agency of the Ministry of Defence

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