How to Find a Person in the UK

By Maya Walker

Updated September 28, 2017

You may have to register to use online search resources.
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When you need to find a person in the UK, a variety of resources are at your disposal. Internet users leave a trail as they surf from one website to another. You may be able to follow this trail to find someone. Even if a person never browses the Web, you still have a shot at finding him using resources such as online phone directories and the electoral roll search. Each tool provides data that you can use in your search.

Search an online phone number directory such as Infobel, Whitepages or BT to look for a person in the UK (links in Resources). If the person is found, his phone number will be displayed. Depending on the directory you select, the individual's address might be displayed as well.

Search for the person through the electoral roll search (link in Resources). This online resource is free to use and contains information on most UK citizens over the age of 18. You must register for an account to access the search function.

Search for the person on Facebook. Enter his name in the search field on the site and review the results. If you know the city where the person last resided, the high school he attended or any of his employers, you can use these details to narrow your search.

Perform a search on Google UK. The site will display search results for websites in the UK that display the person's name. The most relevant search results are displayed first.