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192.com launches the 2012 Edited Electoral Roll

9th of January, 2012

  • 26.5 million new Edited Electoral Roll records now available
  • 192.com to reunite more friends and families than ever

192.com, the UK's leading people-finding website, has published millions of the latest Edited Electoral Roll records; uploading 95% of the 2012 Edited Electoral Roll to the site.

The new records will boost 192.com's capacity to reunite missing family and friends, allowing site visitors to find people who've moved house or registered to vote for the first time.

The Edited Electoral Roll is the UK's single most extensive database of names and addresses; giving a greater coverage of the UK population than the entire phonebook or the networking giant, Facebook.

The 2012 Edited Electoral Roll is 9% larger than last year as fewer people have elected to opt-out. This means that the chances of finding someone you've lost touch with are significantly greater than before.

Dominic Blackburn, Product Director at 192.com commented: "With the launch of the 2012 Edited Electoral Roll we have greatly enhanced our people-finding service. 2012 is shaping up to be an exciting year as we bring 192.com to wider audience via the mobile web."

The Edited Electoral Roll is a vital tool for finding lost friends and family. It is used by the public, professional people finders, family tracing agencies and missing persons charities. It's also a critical tool for identity verification, used by businesses ranging from e-commerce websites to estate agents.

"192.com is the centre of my operations, helping me reunite scores of ex-service personal and their families," says professional people searcher Robin Brown from Kent.

Recent beneficiaries of 192.com's people-finding capacity are:

  • Adam Blake and Fallan Kelly, finding their fathers with 192.com's Edited Electoral Roll records.
  • Martin Murray of the 1960's rock group the Honeycombs who found an ex-band mate on 192.com.
  • Kathy McGowern, 41, of Basildon who reunited with her mother last Christmas after 24 years apart.

To read about 192.com's reunions please visit this link: http://www.192.com/info/peoplereunited/

192.com supplies 700 million records, aggregating free Directory Enquiries, the Edited Electoral Roll, Directors Records, and Birth Marriage and Death Indexes; giving three times more coverage than the phonebook. The site is the UK's most awarded online directory, helping find people, businesses and places for 10 million users a month.

For press information and reunion case studies contact Press Office.

About 192.com

192.com is the UK's most awarded online directory, helping find people, businesses and places for 10 million users a month. On 192.com, users can search over 700 million records including free directory enquiries, Edited Electoral Roll information, local business listings, interactive mapping, aerial photography and property reports.

Sources

Call Credit Information group Press Release, December 26 2011
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/analysis-of-2012-electoral-opt-out-shows-fall-in-numbers-2011-12-26-1190