“person search”, “people records”, or “people search” are general terms which usually describes the goal of locating any and all information about an individual. In the UK, there is a large amount of public records information available, and you just need to know where to look. The easiest way to locate a person in the UK is online through public and private databases. Our sponsors have a simple search box on the right hand side of this page that can be used to begin a search through their private database.
Most public records are those records that are first compiled by government agencies. In most cases, the records are initially recorded and stored by a local agency, and then the information moves up towards the UK central government records. If your person search of private databases is unsuccessful then the next best option is to search the local public records office. Depending on what you already know about the person you are searching for, this may be an easy task. If you know the local area, then go to our UK public records offices map on our home page, and choose an area. When you locate the contact information of the local public records office, simply follow the directions to enter your query. If you don’t know a local area, then you will want to make a more broad search through UK government websites.