Find A Person Online
Finding people isn't always as easy as you might think, even in the age of the Internet. Simply Googling the individual you are searching for is, on balance, unlikely to deliver useful results. Some people with distinctive names can be found easily using search engines, but if you're trying to find a person in a fairly standard job who has a fairly ordinary name, you're likely to get patchy results.
A far better way to find a person in the UK is to search the Electoral Register, or at least the publically-available, edited version of it, which is available for searching via this site. Searching Electoral Register data, even in its edited form, is one of the single most reliable ways of finding people.
Trying to find people in this way is, in theory, free of charge. However, local authorities each hold their own copies of local registers, so you have to travel to a particular town to search its people data. That isn't practical, not least because you might be trying to find people whose general location you're unaware of. Also, in its raw form, Electoral Roll people data is ordered by street name rather than by people's surnames.
A much easier way to find a person is to conduct a search using an online version of the Electoral Register. People Trace Online has access to the most comprehensive, up-to-date version of aggregated UK voter data, including names, addresses and names of adult family living with individuals. Finding people this way is quick, cost effective and – given the comprehensive nature of the people data involved – very likely to succeed.
People Trace Online - Online resource for tracing names and addresses of UK citizens via the Electoral Register.