Lost Friends Some ways to search for lost friends and relatives in UK
Looking for living people may have sensitive issues. People are aware of this and they may not want to tell you if they know the person. Those people should contact the person and see if they want to talk to you. The following may help
Address Lookups UK
New in 2011 - looks like some free searches allowed Ancestry.co.uk / Living Relative Search / Peopletracer
Click on Postal Codes on line. Enter street address and submit. http://www.royalmail.co.uk/pafBritish Telecomm http://www.bt.co.uk/index.jsp then select Directory Enquiries.
This will give you 10 free searches per day without registering or 200 extra free searches by registering.
http://www.ukphonebook.com/ this one requires you to register - just email address and you get 5 free searches a day
192.com is a directory and electoral roll - it keeps changing but may still offer some free search - especially at Christmas they are very generous
General people lookups - some are just USA
Free People Search - Find People - Wink - found me on Facebook
Pipl - People Search found me in many places
Who Is This Person? :: Add-ons for Firefox includes some of sites mentioned above
Genealogy Message Boards
Various sites have Genealogy Message Boards - with Surname boards. These are very good for finding information on your folks. BUT more to the point I have found many cousins including two first cousins (twice removed)
Hence my favourite because of people found is Genforum http://genforum.genealogy.com/my/
But I also like the Rootsweb and
boards - These are the same boards but with a slightly different interface.
These sites like you to register and this service is free. It is not part of an Ancestry chargeable subscription. (there are other places offering these kind of service but I have not used). I have seen people looking for current relatives
Lost Friends Message Boards - many sites like this.
Entering your details is usually free - and people can contact you - if you want to contact names you see it may require a subscription usually around 5-10 GBP - I am not saying you will make contact - it depends if your relative decides to access the site
- Friends Reunited UK http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/
- Lost School Friends http://www.lostschoolfriends.com/
- target="_blank" Around. UK http://www.around.co.uk/
- Missing you http://www.missing-you.net
Also do search for names at www.google.com - sometimes amazing what you find.