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New 2009 Electoral Roll launched on 192.com

7th January 2009

Official people finding dataset now available online

192.com, the UK’s leading people finding website, today announces the addition of the 2009 Electoral Roll to the site. For people finding, this launch is the most significant of the year as it provides a publicly searchable record of names and addresses across the country for the past year.

As well as a common tool for searching for friends and family, the Electoral Roll is essential to specialist people finding service providers such as family tracing agencies, private investigators and professional researchers. It’s also a critical tool for identity verification used by businesses as diverse as e-commerce websites through to real estate agents.

The official Electoral Roll is the premier dataset for people finding as it gives much broader coverage of the population than the phonebook or social networking sites such as Facebook.

This launch sees 22 million records added to 192.com including 3.5 million newly registered names and addresses. A final 3 million records are expected in February which will bring the total number of records for the year to 25 million.

Dominic Blackburn, Product Director at 192.com commented, "Launching the 2009 Electoral Register in the first week of the year is the fastest we’ve ever delivered it to our users. This greatly enhances our people finding service ahead of several more exciting launches due out in the first quarter of the year".

About 192.com

192.com is the de facto standard search engine for finding people, business and places in the UK. Established in 1997 by Alastair Crawford, founder of UK-Info Disk and Wasabi.com, the multi award winning 192.com has over 5.5 million users accessing unequalled breadth and depth of data.

192.com searches over 700 million records including free directory enquiries, local business listings, interactive mapping, aerial photography and property reports. Its premium people finding service is #1 in the UK searching Electoral Rolls and Director Reports as well as Directory Enquiries. 192.com has a wealth of case studies to draw on with thousands of friends and family being reunited through the site every year. To find people for yourself, search 192.com today.

For more information contact the 192.com Press Office.