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8th of January, 2015

Scottish Referendum Will Help Reunite Thousands Of Friends and Families

  • 5 million new edited electoral roll records now available
  • 192.com to reunite more Scottish friends and families than ever.

The increase in voter registrations in Scotland thanks to the 2014 referendum has boosted 192.com's capacity to reunite missing family and friends. The high number of people joining the electoral roll in order to vote in last year's referendum is allowing site visitors to find friends and family who had moved house or had never previously registered to vote.

The edited electoral roll is the UK's single most extensive directory of names and addresses; giving a greater coverage of the population than the entire phonebook, Facebook or Twitter.

With millions more records to be added to 192.com from across the UK in the next few months, the 2014 edited electoral roll will be a rich data source for people looking to track down people who they have lost touch with.

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. 2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year as 192.com also prepares to launch a property report service."

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 person 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.

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:

Simon Kelman

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.