1 Websites offering electoral roll and other people finder searches
Tracemart offers a free people finder search but the results produce names and no information. The information- address, other people at the address, etc, is only available if you subscribe. Cost is £14.95 per month
1st locate offers:
- One month subscription is £9.95
- People search costs £7.50 per week
- People search costs £100 for a one year subscription
- Tracing services are available at £19.99 or £35 and Electoral roll searches cost £100 per year.
ukroll.com appears to be a mirror site to 1stlocate.co.uk as it has the same registered address in Leeds and offers a very similar people finding search system. Fees are different though. One month subscription is £9.95 but a year's subscription is £50 - half the price of the other site.
The biggest UK electoral roll provider, also has the 1861 census and the UK Birth, marriage and death indexes (like Findmypast, where you have to pay a 5p per view fee and free but only partly indexed at FreeBMD.com).
192.com has a credit system - you can do free searches but get little information without buying credits. One look at a name in the electoral roll is one credit, but you need to buy a minimum of 100 credits, which costs £34.95.
There are increasing numbers of other sites being developed by new companies in this area so this information rapidly goes out of date. Use your search engine to search for terms such as UK electoral roll, UK people finder searches, UK electoral register. You can also come up with other useful hits by putting in obvious mis-spellings and typos such as electarol register, electoral role and electorol roll. It is a good idea to compare prices and find the cheapest option for the volume of electoral roll searches you want to do.
2 Electoral roll on CD
This online shop sells the latest version of the UK people finder info-disk. It is aimed at the business market really, for companies wanting to do direct mail.
It costs £159 but if you are intending to do a lot of searching, it could work out maybe cheaper than a time limited subscription. The disc, of course, will go out of date...
You might also find it useful to buy this book written by the people who started Friends Reunited:
The People Finder: Reuniting Relatives, Finding Friends - a Practical Guide to Finding People You've Lost Touch with