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Some Useful Databases & Websites, Mostly UK Based


If you know of any good Websites or Databases that are not shown below, then please email us & we will try to include them. Also let us know if any of the links are dead & we will update them.

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PS = Paid For Services          FS = Free Services

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     N  -   O  -   P  -   Q  -   R  -   S  -   T  -   U  -   V  -   W  -   X  -   Y  -   Z


A   -   Accountants & Financial Sector        Actors & Their Agents        Age of Consent
         Aircraft & Flight Information        American Enquiries        Anonymizers
         Architects        Archive        Art        Australian Enquiries       

B   -   Bailiffs        Bank Information        Bicycles        Blog Sites        Boats
         Books       

C   -   Charity Details        Company Information        Convert File Types
         Country Specific Search Engines        Courts & Legal Information
         Creating Identities        Credit Reference Agencies / Information       

D   -   Document Checking        Domains & IP's.       

E   -   EBay Sites        Educational (Profession)        Electoral Roll Databases
         Email Related Sites       

F   -   Facebook        False Personas        Flickr        Freedom Of Information       

G   -   Genealogy Sites        Google Sites       

H   -   Hacked Accounts        Hidden Data        Horse Racing       

I   -   Importers        Instagram        Insurance        IP Grabbers
         Irish Government Enquiries       

J   -   Journalists (Profession)        Journalists (Useful Links)       

L   -   Legal Profession       

M   -   MAC Addresses        Maps        Medical Profession        Meta Search Engines
         Missing People        Motor Vehicles        Music Related (Profession)       

N   -   Network Investigation Tools & Whois        Newspaper Databases
         New Zealand       

P   -   Password Related Sites        People Search Sites        Photo Upload Sites
         Picture Search Sites        Police & Crime Information        Political Sites
         Prisoner Location Service        Profession & Licensing Sites
         Property Sites       

Q   -   QR Code Sites        Qualification Checker       

R   -   Restaurants        Re-United Sites       

S   -   Satellite Tracking        Search Engines        Security Staff (Profession)
         Sending Large Files        Sexual Services (Profession)        Ships
         Shorten URL's        Social Care (Profession)        Social Networking Sites
         Sports Related (Profession)       

T   -   Telephone (Landline & Mobile) Related Sites        Time Zone Converters
         Tradesmen (Profession)        Training Related        Trains        Translation Sites
         Transport (Profession)        Twitter       

U   -   Useful Computer/Internet Sites       

V   -   Video Related Sites       

W   -   Website Monitoring        Wikipedia        Wills & Probate       


Age of Consent
Purchasing Age Of Consent
(FS) www.tradingstandards.gov.uk - details of UK age restricted products & penalties
(FS) www.tradingstandards.gov.uk - links to your local trading standards office for age restricted products

Sexual Age Of Consent
(FS) www.avert.org - the different ages of consent around the world
(FS) www.ageofconsent.com - lists the ages when people of various sexualities can legally have sex in the different countries around the world
(FS) www.ageofconsent.us - the different ages of consent for all 50 states in the USA
(FS) www.findthedata.org - age of consent & statutory rape laws by state for the USA
(FS) www.law.cornell.edu - marriage laws & minimum ages for the 50 states in the USA & the District of Columbia & Puerto Rico


Aircraft & Flight Information
UK Aircraft Details
(FS) www.caa.co.uk - the database of UK aircraft registered with the Civil Aviation Authority

UK Airport Details
(FS) www.pilotweb.aero - a database of airfields, not airports, listed by country including the UK

UK Pilot Details
(FS) www.findthedata.org - a very thorough international database, including the UK, of pilots licence holders

Ireland Aircraft Details
(FS) www.flyinginireland.com - the database of aircraft registered in Ireland

International Aircraft Details
(FS) www.funnelback.com - the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) aircraft register can be searched by marking, owner, type operator etc
(FS) www.airframes.org - international but unofficial aircraft registration database
(FS) www.findthedata.org - database of aircraft registration
(FS) www.jetphotos.net - useful international database including complete ownership history of jet liners
(FS) www.aviation-safety.net - details of all airliner accidents and safety issues

International Aircraft Location Details
(FS) www.planefinder.net - Plane Finder provides virtually real time air traffic control information on planes in various countries across the globe
(FS) www.flightaware.com - live flight tracking data
(FS) www.flightradar24.com - live flight tracking data

International Airport Details
(FS) www.worldaerodata.com - a database of worldwide airports, searchable by name
(FS) www.google.com - easy way to identify flights from airports within America

International Pilot Details
(FS) www.findthedata.org - a very thorough international database of pilot licence holders


American Enquiries
(FS) www.searchsystems.net - links to many different American based databases, most of which are free to access
(FS) www.zabasearch.com - American site offering free people search, address lookup and reverse phone number lookup
(FS) www.treasury.gov - lots of useful links from The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury
(FS) www.treas.gov - database searchable by names for Specially Designated Nationals & Blocked Persons


Anonymizers
(FS) www.hola.org - surf the web without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.hidemyass.com - surf the web without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.anonymouse.org - surf the web and more without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.proxfree.com - surf the web and more without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.proxify.com - an easy way to surf the web without leaving your footprint, letting you choose the countries details you want to leave
(FS) www.vectroproxy.com - surf the web without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.guardster.com - surf the web without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.online-anonymizer.com - surf the web without leaving your footprint
(FS) www.snoopblocker.com - surf the web without leaving your footprint


Archive
(FS) www.archive.org - the internet Archive's Wayback Machine
(FS) www.waybackmachine.org - the internet Archive's Wayback Machine
(FS) www.screenshots.com - historic screenshots of websites
(FS) www.cachedpages.com - cached copies of web pages from a number of search sites
(FS) www.web-archive-uk.com - UK based archive for a limited amount of sites, not great but may get better


Art
(FS) www.artloss.com - the world’s largest database of stolen art


Australian Enquiries
(FS) www.pitoolbox.com.au - links to many different Australian based databases & websites, most of which are free to access
(FS) www.australialookup.com - Australian people search site


Bank Information
UK Banks
(FS) www.sortcodes.co.uk - identifying banks from sort codes etc
(FS) www.sortcodes.co.uk - UK sort code & account number validation site
(FS) www.findsortcodes.co.uk - linking Sort Codes to UK banks
(FS) www.swiftcodesinfo.com - quick and easy way to find Sort Code of banks in the UK
(FS) www.bindb.com - linking Sort Codes to UK banks
(FS) www.postcodeanywhere.co.uk - has an option to validate bank & card details for the UK
(FS) www.mylostaccount.org.uk - service for locating forgotten UK bank accounts

Irish Banks
(FS) www.ipso.ie - has an option to validate Irish bank account details

European Banks
(FS) www.business.hsbc.co.uk - understanding IBAN & BIC numbers
(FS) www.ibancalculator.com - locate bank codes & BICs for European banks
(FS) www.ibancalculator.com - calculate an IBAN from an account number

Credit Cards
(FS) www.validcreditcardnumber.com - validate a credit card number
(FS) www.freeformatter.com - validate a credit card number
(FS) www.creditcardity.com - validate a credit card number


Bicycles
(FS) www.stolenbikedatabase.com - a non-profit website created to advertise stolen bikes in an attempt to recover them
(FS) www.bikeregister.com - BikeChecker is a free service for people purchasing a second-hand bike, which allows them to check that the bike is not listed as “Stolen” on the Bike Register Database
(FS) www.bikeshepherd.org - a free service for people purchasing a second-hand bike, which allows them to check that the bike is not listed as stolen on their bike database


Blog Sites
(FS) www.blogger.com - the most popular blogger site, run by Google
(FS) www.google.co.uk - Google's dedicated blog search section
(FS) www.icerocket.com - one of the better blog search engines


Books
(FS) www.isbnsearch.org - search for a book by title, author or ISBN
(FS) www.abebooks.co.uk - identify books by their ISBN
(FS) www.amazon.co.uk - identify books by their title, author, publisher or ISBN


Charity Details
(FS) www.charity-commission.gov.uk - details of UK registered charities
(FS) www.charitiesdirect.com - details of UK registered charities
(FS) www.charitytrends.org - details of UK registered charities


Company Information
UK Company Information
Free Sites
(FS) www.companieshouse.gov.uk - click on "Find Company Information" for basic UK company information & a link to the disqualified directors register
(FS) www.duedil.com - you have to register but there is lots of free company & director information for the UK & Eire
(FS) www.companycheck.co.uk - searchable database of UK companies, with lots of free information
(FS) www.company-director-check.co.uk - searchable database of current UK directors, with lots of free information
(FS) www.londonstockexchange.com - lots of useful company information for UK registered / traded companies
Paid For Sites
(PS) www.companieshouse.gov.uk - searchable database of UK companies and directors information
(PS) www.creditsafe.com - limited & non-limited company reports covering the whole of the UK and also the Republic of Ireland & others
(PS) www.creditgate.com - searchable database of UK companies & directors
(PS) www.bizzy.co.uk - lots of free UK company information but more available if you pay
(PS) www.gov.im - searchable database for companies registered in the Isle of Man
(PS) www.snoop4directors.co.uk - searchable database of UK company directors

Irish Company Information
(FS) www.duedil.com - you have to register but there is lots of free company & director information for the UK & Eire
(PS) www.cro.ie - Irish company information
(FS) www.solocheck.ie - register for an account, then you can access free Irish company & directors information
(FS) www.cro.ie - Irish disqualified directors register
(FS) www.vision-net.ie - Irish business directory

Channel Islands
(PS) www.jerseyfsc.org - searchable database for companies registered in Jersey
(PS) www.greg.gg - searchable database for companies registered in Guernsey

International Company Information
Free Sites
(FS) www.companieshouse.gov.uk - links to different company registries from around the world
(FS) www.commercial-register.sg.ch - links to different company registries from around the world
(FS) www.sec.gov - searchable database for companies registered in the USA
(FS) www.asic.gov.au - Australian searchable registers of banned & disqualified persons in relation to the business & finance industry
(FS) www.opencorporates.com - free basic company information from many places around the world
(FS) www.business.govt.nz - search the New Zealand companies office register for company & director details
(FS) www.icij.org - a database from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, containing ownership information about companies in a number of offshore jurisdictions over a 30 year period up to 2010
Paid For Sites
(PS) www.companieshouse.gi - searchable database for companies registered in Gibraltar
(PS) www.icpcredit.com - international credit status reports on registered companies
(PS) www.gov.hk - Hong Kong compulsory winding-up of companies & bankruptcies database
(PS) www.infocreditgroup.com - business & credit information for a wide selection of countries around the world
(PS) www.ebr.org - the European Business Register (EBR) is a network of National Business Registers & Information Providers from various European countries

Useful Company / Business Tools
Free Sites
(FS) www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk - searchable database of Data Protection Licence holders
(FS) www.crw.gov.uk - database of the old style Consumer Credit Register
(FS) www.force.com - database of the new FCA Consumer Credit Register
(FS) www.europa.eu - verify the validity of a VAT number issued by any member state of the EU
(FS) www.businessweek.com - search for information on over 40,000 public and 300,000 private companies worldwide
(FS) www.compliance-exchange.com - links to company, investment & financial regulatory bodies around the world
(FS) www.vatcalculator.co.uk - an easy to use on-line VAT calculator
(FS) www.ipo.gov.uk - locate UK trade mark holders
Paid For Sites
(PS) www.creditcheck.uk.com - a useful database of county court judgements issued against companies
(PS) www.zoominfo.com - search engine for linking individuals to companies
(PS) www.arachnys.com - research tool designed specifically for compliance professionals, covering over 160 countries


Convert File Types
(FS) www.youconvertit.com - convert any media file format (Documents, Images, Audio & Video) online without buying or installing anything on your PC
(FS) www.online-convert.com - convert any media file format
(FS) www.pdftoword.com - PDF-to-Word converter
(FS) www.pdfonline.com - free on-line PDF to Word converter
(FS) www.pdf2jpg.net - PDF to JPG on-line converter
(FS) www.freepdfconvert.com - converts PDF to word or excel document and more
(FS) www.pdfonfly.com - an on-line site which converts a website to a PDF and adds the URL & date stamp on the form
(FS) www.wobzip.org - enables you to open any type of compressed file
(FS) www.cometdocs.com - an on-line site which converts PDF to word or excel documents etc
(FS) www.pdftoexcelonline.com - an on-line site which converts PDF to excel documents


Courts & Legal Information
UK & Ireland Information
Free Sites
(FS) www.thelawpages.com - need to register but then you can search crown court sentencing results & more
(FS) www.incourts.co.uk - search by name for Crown Court appearances in England & Wales
(FS) www.whoisincourt.co.uk - a recent site promising court result details for the UK
(FS) www.courtnewsuk.co.uk - search their database of UK court & tribunal reports via a surname (a paid for service is also available)
(FS) www.casecheck.co.uk - a free UK legal resource with a searchable database which appears to be high court cases as opposed to criminal court cases
(FS) www.ukpaedos-exposed.com - a site reporting on UK paedophiles & child abusers
(FS) www.courtsni.gov.uk - Northern Ireland public court lists
(FS) www.legislation.gov.uk - allows you access to copies of most types of UK legislation
(FS) www.justice.gov.uk - this site lists all the vexatious litigants & the date the order was made
(FS) www.courtserve.net - daily court lists available
(FS) www.hse.gov.uk - searchable public register of convictions from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE)
(FS) www.bailii.org - British & Irish legal Information Institute
(FS) www.scotcourts.gov.uk - useful Scottish Court info, including a searchable judgments database
Paid For Sites
(PS) www.trustonline.org.uk - a database containing details of High Court judgments, Magistrates Court fines defaults and Tribunal Awards
(PS) www.casetrack.com - access to a vast database of court and tribunal Judgments
(PS) www.iclr.co.uk - the incorporated council of law reporting for England & Wales

International Information
(FS) www.nsopw.gov - this is the American National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice
(FS) www.bop.gov - run by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the USA, this is a database of all Federal inmates incarcerated since 1982 onwards
(FS) www.arrestrecords.us.com - US database of arrest records
(FS) www.ca.gov - designated registered sex offenders in California
(FS) www.doc.state.ia.us - offender information from the Iowa Department of Corrections
(FS) www.jailbase.com - details & photographs of people arrested in the USA & held in County Jails
(FS) www.mugshots.com - details & photographs of people wanted by various agencies in the USA


Credit Reference Agencies / Information
UK Databases
(PS) www.uk.equifax.com - UK Commercial & Consumer Credit Data
(PS) www.uk.experian.com - UK Commercial & Consumer Credit Data
(PS) www.dbai.dnb.com - UK Commercial & Consumer Credit Data
(PS) www.trustonline.org.uk - a database containing details of CCJs, Administration Orders and CSA Liability Orders
(FS) www.checkmyarea.com - to search any postcode to see geo-demographic data
(FS) www.gazettes-online.co.uk - as well as details of business & personal insolvency, lists honours & awards, plus many military promotions

England & Wales
(FS) www.insolvency.gov.uk - searchable register of current Bankruptcies and Individual Voluntary Arrangements held by The Insolvency Service for England & Wales

Northern Ireland
(PS) www.courtsni.gov.uk - the Bankruptcy and Liquidation Register for Northern Ireland
(FS) www.detini.gov.uk - searchable register of Individual Voluntary Arrangements held by The Insolvency Service for Northern Ireland

Scotland
(FS) www.aib.gov.uk - searchable register of insolvencies is a statutory register about the insolvency of individuals and businesses in Scotland

International Information
(FS) www.insolvency.govt.nz - search the New Zealand insolvency register

Other Details
(PS) www.palatine.co.uk - rather than going direct to each credit reference agency & paying the standard price, Palatine can arrange online accounts with a number of these databases at a discounted rate


Document Checking
(FS) www.consilium.europa.eu - PRADO (Public Register of Authentic Identity & Travel Documents Online) details of passport and identity documents that are issued by all the countries in the EU
(FS) www.mvr.bg - site for checking the validity of Bulgarian Passports, Identity Cards & Drivers Licences
(FS) www.mininterno.it - site for checking lost & stolen Italian documents & vehicles
(FS) www.iem.gov.lv - site for checking the validity of Latvian identity documents and vehicle, ship & aircraft registrations
(FS) www.policija.lt - site for checking the validity of Lithuanian identity documents
(FS) www.identitydocuments.nl - site for checking documents from the Netherlands
(FS) www.immigration.gov.ng - list of cancelled Nigerian passports
(FS) www.state.gov - US government site listing all types of identity documents for countries around the world
(FS) www.vehicle-documents.it - site for checking vehicle & driver documents from around the world
(FS) www.politsei.ee - check the validity of Estonian ID documents against the list of stolen/lost documents


EBay Sites
(PS) www.ecops.co.uk - if you do a lot of eBay enquiries then this can be a useful tool
(FS) www.goofbay.com - useful tools for accessing details on eBay accounts


Electoral Roll Databases
UK Databases
(PS) www.traceiq.co.uk - name & address databases with loads of extra sources of data, this is the one you must have
(PS) www.gb.co.uk - name, address and very good searchable telephone database
(PS) www.peopletracer.co.uk - name & address databases which replaced Trace Smart
(PS) www.192.com - name and address databases, with a "See Who’s Searching for You” service for subscribers
(PS) www.eroll.co.uk - name & address databases
(PS) www.theukelectoralroll.co.uk - name and address databases with a few extra services
(PS) www.ukroll.com - name and address databases with a few extra services
(PS) www.ukphonebook.com - search the edited UK electoral roll and other things

Ireland
(FS) www.checktheregister.ie - a site that allows you to confirm a name registered at an address in Ireland


Email Related Sites
Anonymous, Disposable & Temporary Emails
(FS) www.send-email.org - easy-to-send anonymous email
(FS) www.anonymouse.org - easy-to-send anonymous email
(FS) www.hushmail.com - free & very easy disposable email service, no sign up or security
(FS) www.mailinator.com - free & very easy disposable email service, no sign up or security
(FS) www.jetable.org - create a temporary email address which forwards any emails to your actual email address
(FS) www.spamgourmet.com - create a temporary email address which forwards any emails to your actual email address
(FS) www.10minutemail.com - free & very easy disposable email service, which lasts for 10 minutes
(FS) www.guerrillamail.com - free & very easy disposable email service, which lasts for 60 minutes
(FS) www.fakeinbox.com - free & easy disposable email service
(FS) www.fakemailgenerator.com - free & easy disposable email service

Emails Headers
(FS) www.oithelp.nd.edu - displaying full message headers in email, from the University of Notre Dame
(FS) www.inf.aber.ac.uk - how to include full headers when forwarding an email, from Aberystwyth University
(FS) www.whatismyipaddress.com - email header tracing site

Encrypted Emails
(FS) www.lockbin.com - free and easy on-line email encryption service
(FS) www.infoencrypt.com - free and easy on-line email encryption service

Tracking Emails
(FS) www.didtheyreadit.com - tracking emails, with a free & paid for service
(FS) www.readnotify.com - tracking emails, with a free & paid for service
(FS) www.getnotify.com - tracking email service

Other Services
(FS) www.scr.im - easy to create service to obscure your email address that forwards emails to your real email address
(FS) www.notsharingmy.info - easy to sign up for service that gives you an obscure email address that forwards emails to your real email address
(FS) www.bugmenot.com - rather than logging on to a site with your details, this website may already have login details you can use
(FS) www.mxtoolbox.com - link to their useful Email Header Analyzer
(FS) www.email-format.com - find the email address format used by thousands of companies
(FS) www.samy.pl - a tool that allows you to discover business email addresses for users
(FS) www.email-checker.com - a site that allows you to check to see if an email address is genuine but only allows you 2 lookups a day

Passing Other Messages
(FS) www.privnote.com - send notes that will self-destruct after being read


Facebook Sites
(FS) www.facebook.com - includes lots of people but with privacy settings
(FS) www.facebook.com - friend finder page
(FS) www.inteltechniques.com - really useful Facebook tools from Michael Bazzell
(FS) www.fbsearchresults.com - search for public information, including status updates & photo's on Facebook
(FS) www.ukface.net - list of 35Million UK Facebook accounts in alphabetical order but not searchable
(FS) www.facebook.com - the people directory for when Facebook isn't working properly
(FS) www.youropenbook.org - handy tool for searching open Facebook updates
(FS) www.weknowwhatyouredoing.com - an on-line tool that can be used to search through public Facebook statuses
(FS) www.openstatussearch.com - locate what people on Facebook are talking about in public
(FS) www.whotalking.com - check out real time results of Who's Talking about searched words on a number of different Social Media sites


False Personas / Creating Identities
(FS) www.fakenamegenerator.com - creates false identities with full details, very UK friendly
(FS) www.datafakegenerator.com - not as good as the fake name generator but still useful if you need to create a new on-line identity
(FS) www.igopaygo.com - not as good as the fake name generator as it only creates identities with addresses in the USA
(FS) www.online-generator.com - basic but quick fake name generator, which can also create other things as well


Freedom Of Information
(FS) www.whatdotheyknow.com - search for information others have already requested


Genealogy Sites
UK Birth, Death & Marriage Databases
(PS) www.findmypast.co.uk - searchable register of births, deaths & marriages for England & Wales
(PS) www.ancestry.co.uk - searchable register of births, deaths & marriages with links to other genealogy sites and resources
(PS) www.thegenealogist.co.uk - searchable register of births, deaths & marriages for England & Wales
(FS) www.ukbmd.org.uk - links to free sites with searchable register of births, deaths & marriages for different areas in England
(FS) www.freebmd.org.uk - free searchable register of births, deaths & marriages for the UK
(PS) www.deceasedonline.com - database for UK burials & cremations

Scotland
(PS) www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk - searchable register of births, deaths & marriages for Scotland
(PS) www.findagraveinscotland.com - a service to locate an individual's grave in Scotland

Ireland
(PS) www.findmypast.ie - searchable register of births, deaths & marriages for Ireland (might get better)

UK Birth, Death & Marriage Certificates
(PS) www.gro.gov.uk - apply online to the General Register Office for birth, death and marriage certificates from England & Wales

Deceased Database
(PS) www.halofraudprevention.co.uk - a database of the annual deceased population of the UK, which is very current and regularly updated

Newspaper Announcements
(FS) www.iannounce.co.uk - a searchable database going back two months of obituary, death, marriage, birth and other family announcements from over 300 newspaper titles in the UK
(FS) www.bmdsonline.co.uk - a searchable archive going back to 2007 of obituary, death, marriage, birth and other family announcements from over 500 newspaper titles in the UK


Hacked Accounts
Account Checker
(FS) www.shouldichangemypassword.com - this site checks an email address & password to see if it is listed on a number of public databases which detail accounts compromised by hackers

Customer Service Contact Details
(FS) www.google.com - if you have concerns over your Google Mail account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.live.com - if you have concerns over your Hotmail / Live email account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.yahoo.com - if you have concerns over your Yahoo email account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.twitter.com - if you have concerns over your Twitter account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.facebook.com - if you have concerns over your Facebook account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.ebay.co.uk - if you have concerns over your eBay account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.amazon.co.uk - if you have concerns over your Amazon account then you can contact customer services direct
(FS) www.contacthelp.com - customer service contact details for lots of online retailers

Other Internet Company Contact Details
(FS) www.search.org - list of law enforcement contact details for mostly American based internet linked companies


Hidden Data
Office Documents
(FS) www.informatica64.com - an on-line FOCA hidden/meta data locator for a variety of file types

Image Checker
(FS) www.regex.info - online image hidden/exif data locator for a variety of file types
(FS) www.exifviewer.org - online image hidden/exif data locator for a variety of file types
(FS) www.gbimg.org - online image hidden/exif data locator for a variety of file types


Horse Racing
(FS) www.britishhorseracing.com - website of the British Horseracing Authority, with details of horses, trainers & jockeys etc
(FS) www.directoryoftheturf.com - database of jockeys, trainers, studs & agents etc
(FS) www.equestrian-database.com - details on horses & riders involved in equestrian activities
(FS) www.bhs.org.uk - the British Horse Society register of Instructors & Grooms
(FS) www.horsedeals.co.uk - UK horse sales website
(FS) www.horsemart.co.uk - UK horse sales website


Importers
(FS) www.uktradeinfo.com - searchable government Importers database


Insurance
(FS) www.elto.org.uk - the Employers’ Liability Tracing Office (ELTO) is an independent body set up to provide claimants with access to a database of EL policies through its online enquiry facility
(FS) www.askmid.com - check if your vehicle is on the motor insurance database
(FS) www.litigaidlaw.com - guidelines of damages paid by insurers for injuries
(FS) www.first4lawyers.com - injury compensation guide


IP Grabbers
(FS) www.whatstheirip.com - a quick & simple way to grab someone's IP Address by sending them a link in a private message
(FS) www.myiptest.com - another service to get someone's IP Address by sending them a link in a private message
(FS) www.blasze.com - another service to get someone's IP Address by sending them a link in a private message


Irish Government Enquiries
(FS) www.psi.gov.ie - various Irish government departments
(FS) www.psi.gov.ie - various Irish state bodies
(FS) www.psi.gov.ie - the Irish regional local authorities


Journalists (Useful Links)
(FS) www.researchclinic.net - Research Clinic accompanies the training courses delivered by Internet research specialist Paul Myers
(FS) www.journaliststoolbox.org - Journalist's Toolbox from the Society of Professional Journalists
(FS) www.investigativedashboard.org - a useful investigative database for journalists to expose illicit ties that cross borders


MAC Addresses
(FS) www.wintelguy.com - track a MAC Address to an equipment manufacturer
(FS) www.coffer.com - track a MAC Address to an equipment manufacturer
(FS) www.samy.pl - MAC Address information collected by Google, by Streetview cameras etc


Maps
(FS) www.google.co.uk - map and aerial photo facilities for UK addresses, including Streetview for most of the UK
(FS) www.bing.com - map and aerial photo facilities for UK addresses
(FS) www.itouchmap.com - shows the latitude & longitude of any point on a map, via Google maps
(FS) www.mygeoposition.com - shows the latitude & longitude of any point on a map, via Google maps
(FS) www.findlatitudeandlongitude.com - shows the latitude & longitude of any point on a map, via Google maps
(FS) www.gpsvisualizer.com - shows the latitude & longitude of an address on a map
(FS) www.freemaptools.com - tool to show the distances between UK postcodes
(FS) www.freemaptools.com - tool for finding UK national grid reference on a map


Missing People
(FS) www.missingpeople.org.uk - a free resource for people in the UK to get in touch with those they have lost contact with
(FS) www.missingpersons.police.uk - the aim of this UK website is to publicise information about unidentified people & remains
(FS) www.missing-people.co.uk - a free resource for people in the UK to get in touch with those they have lost contact with
(FS) www.missing-you.net - Missing You helps people to get in touch with family & friends they've lost touch with


Motor Vehicles
UK Motor Vehicles - Registration Numbers
(FS) www.webuyanycar.com - if you enter a registration number it will give details of vehicle make, colour, engine size, date of first registration etc., and also photograph of the model type
(FS) www.national.co.uk - National Tyres offer a service called "Find My Tyres" if you enter a registration number it will give details of vehicle make, colour, engine size etc
(FS) www.patasregistersofappeals.org.uk - search the register of appeals for parking or congestion charges, using the subjects name to read the case details, including their registration number
(FS) www.tfl.gov.uk - search for licensed London private hire vehicles by vehicle type or registration number

UK Motor Vehicles - Vehicle Details
(PS) www.hpicheck.com - vehicle checking service
(PS) www.autocheck.co.uk - vehicle checking service
(PS) www.mycarcheck.com - vehicle checking service, covering stolen and write-off reports which are charged for, but basic make and model details from the registration number are free
(FS) www.rac.co.uk - basic vehicle checking service
(FS) www.motinfo.direct.gov.uk - you can check the MOT test status of a vehicle if you have the registration number and either the VT20 test certificate or V5C registration certificate
(FS) www.howmanyleft.co.uk - see how many cars of any make & model are still registered on the roads in the UK
(FS) www.askmid.com - check if your vehicle is on the motor insurance database
(FS) www.vindecoder.net - check any VIN number to identify the make & country of manufacture of a motor vehicle

Stolen Vehicles, Caravans & Plant
(FS) www.ukcampsite.co.uk - stolen caravan & motorhome database
(FS) www.ter-europe.org - the National Plant & Equipment Register

Traffic & Collision (Accident) Details
(FS) www.frixo.com - free live road traffic reports
(FS) www.crashmap.co.uk - interesting mapping site showing vehicle collisions & accidents in the UK
(FS) www.road-collisions.dft.gov.uk - English road collisions presented at local authority level

Odd Ones
(FS) www.direct.gov.uk - UK driving endorsement codes explained
(FS) www.vosa.gov.uk - UK vehicle recalls searchable by model type

Motor Vehicles - Ireland
(FS) www.motorcheck.ie - if you enter an Irish registration number it will give details of the vehicle

Motor Vehicles - International
(FS) www.numberplates.com - database of how different countries vehicle registration plates are formatted
(FS) www.vehicle-documents.it - site for checking vehicle & driver documents from around the world
(FS) www.cpic-cipc.ca - a site that allows you to search the entire Canadian national database of stolen vehicles & other articles
(FS) www.mininterno.it - site for checking lost & stolen Italian documents & vehicles


Newspaper Databases
Paid For Sites
(PS) www.factiva.com - newspaper database
(PS) www.lexisnexis.com - newspaper database
(PS) www.highbeam.com - newspaper database
(PS) www.historic-newspapers.co.uk - order back copies of UK newspapers
(PS) www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk - a searchable database of UK newspapers up to around 1990
Free Sites
(FS) www.gazettes-online.co.uk - as well as details of business & personal insolvency, lists honours & awards, plus many military promotions
(FS) www.westminster.gov.uk - once you are a member you can access their on-line newspaper database
(FS) www.thepaperboy.com - links to newspapers around the world
(FS) www.allyoucanread.com - links to newspapers around the world
(FS) www.world-newspapers.com - newspapers & magazines listed by country
(FS) www.newseum.org - newspapers from cities from around the world
(FS) www.newspapermap.com - map showing links to newspapers around the world


New Zealand
(FS) www.oldfriends.co.nz - a site similar to Friends Reunited for New Zealand, searchable by name, school, workplace etc


Password Related Sites
(FS) www.bugmenot.com - has access and password details to a variety of websites
(FS) www.passwordchart.com - converts easy to remember passwords into more complex ones
(FS) www.pctools.com - the PC Tools password generator allows you to create secure random passwords
(FS) www.random.org - a site allows you to generate random passwords


People Search Sites
For General People Search Sites
(FS) www.yasni.co.uk - people search site, very UK focused
(FS) www.pipl.com - a comprehensive people search engine
(FS) www.wink.com - a search engine for individuals by name, location and interests
(FS) www.yoname.com - check an individual against a number of the most popular social networking sites
(FS) www.peekyou.com - PeekYou searches for people on various social-networking sites, groups and directories
(PS) www.spokeo.com - Spokeo searches for people on various social-networking sites, groups and directories
(FS) www.skipease.com - very USA people focused search site
(FS) www.kgbpeople.com - a search site for people's profiles on social sites
(FS) www.google.com - searching for profiles of Google account holders
(FS) www.yatedo.com - a new people search site

For Newsgroups & Chatrooms
(FS) www.searchirc.com - check a name or nick name against a number of chat rooms and other sites
(FS) www.gogloom.com - a search engine for Internet Relay Chat sites
(FS) www.binsearch.info - newsgroup search engine, which can be used to search screen names & email addresses

For Social Networking Sites
(FS) www.usersearch.org - a search site for peoples profiles on social sites
(FS) www.namechk.com - check to see if a username is used at dozens of popular Social Networking and Social Bookmarking websites
(FS) http://snitch.name - a search site for peoples profiles on social sites
(FS) www.knowem.com - searches over 300 popular sites for screen names
(FS) www.socialregister.co.uk - searches for details from the popular social networking sites
(FS) www.neuskool.com - searches 22 different on-line resources & social networking sites
(FS) www.checkusernames.com - searches 160 different on-line resources & social networking sites
(FS) www.lullar.com - search social networking profiles by email, first & last name or username
(FS) www.qwant.com - locate social networking accounts for people by name and screen name
(FS) www.profileengine.com - locate social networking accounts for people by name, with other ways to filter the results

Others Sites Of Interest
(FS) www.amazon.co.uk - search Amazons Wish List by name or email address
(FS) www.justdelete.me - a directory of links to delete your accounts from various web services
(FS) www.unlistmy.info - mostly US based but allows you to find out which top online sites store data about you & tell them to un-list your info
(FS) www.google.com - advice on removing personal content from Google search results


Photo Upload Sites (Flickr & Instagram etc)
Flickr
(FS) www.flickr.com - popular photo upload site
(FS) www.flickr.com - searchable map showing photos uploaded to Flickr
(FS) www.appspot.com - searchable map showing photos uploaded to Flickr
(FS) www.jotpix.com - advanced search tool for finding geotagged Flickr photos
(FS) www.mypicsmap.com - a site showing photographs uploaded to Flickr via their location on a map
(FS) http://loc.alize.us - a site showing the geo-location in photographs uploaded to Flickr

Instagram
(FS) www.instagram.com - popular photo upload site
(FS) www.bearpanther.com - search via location for images uploaded to Instagram
(FS) www.gramfeed.com - Search for people, places and photos on Instagram
(FS) www.teachingprivacy.com - still in trial form but a bit like an on-line version of creepy for recent posts from Instagram & Twitter accounts
(FS) www.findgram.com - search for people on Instagram
(FS) www.worldc.am - search via location for images uploaded to Instagram

Flickr, Instagram & Others
(FS) www.echosec.net - search via location for uploads to Instagram, Twitter, Flickr & Foursquare
(FS) www.twipho.net - browse photos uploaded to twitter from a searchable location
(PS) www.geofeedia.com - search via location for uploaded images from a wide number of photo sites including Flickr
(FS) www.whotalking.com - check out real time results of Who's Talking about searched words on a number of different Social Media sites


Picture Search Sites
(FS) www.tineye.com - a reverse image search engine, useful for linking images on social networking sites
(FS) www.stolencamerafinder.com - uses the serial number stored in a photo to search the web for photos taken with the same camera
(FS) www.fotoforensics.com - easy-to-use on-line exif viewer
(FS) www.regex.info - easy-to-use on-line exif viewer with good geo-locator
(FS) www.gbimg.org - easy-to-use on-line exif viewer


Police & Crime Information
England & Wales
(FS) www.met.police.uk - register for Metropolitan Police Service management board, ACPO ranks & senior staff of any registered outside business interests and gifts & hospitality received
(FS) www.college.police.uk - force by force links to details of the pay and rewards for senior staff members
(FS) www.college.police.uk - force by force links to details of any registered business interests of senior staff members
(FS) www.college.police.uk - force by force links to details of the expenses, gifts & hospitality received by senior staff members
(FS) www.college.police.uk - details of the expenses, gifts & hospitality received by senior staff & board members of the College
(FS) www.apccs.police.uk - use the map to locate an areas Police and Crime Commissioner, with links to their websites, showing their expenses etc
(FS) www.police.uk - crime & policing map for England & Wales

Ireland
(FS) www.airo.ie - crime map for Ireland


Political Sites
UK Parliament
(FS) www.parliament.uk - details of MPs
(FS) www.parliament.uk - details of Lords
(FS) www.parliament.uk - claimed allowances for MPs & Lords
(FS) www.parliament.uk - registered interests for MPs & Lords
(FS) www.burkespeerage.com - a guide to the genealogical history of the royal & aristocratic families
(FS) www.electoralcommission.gov.uk - register of donations to political parties in the UK
(FS) www.data.gov.uk - a list of who ministers are meeting
(FS) www.theyworkforyou.com - keep tabs on elected & unelected representatives in Parliament and other Assemblies, includes voting records and Register of Members' Interests

London Assembly
(FS) www.london.gov.uk - the register of members of the London Assembly, including details of their expenses and register of interests

Scottish Parliament
(FS) www.scottish.parliament.uk - search for members of the Scottish Parliament, which also shows their register of interests

Welsh Assembly
(FS) www.assemblywales.org - search for members' of the Welsh Assembly
(FS) www.assemblywales.org - the register of members interests for the Welsh Assembly

Northern Ireland Assembly
(FS) www.niassembly.gov.uk - search for members of the Northern Ireland Assembly
(FS) www.niassembly.gov.uk - the register of members' expenses for the Northern Ireland Assembly
(FS) www.niassembly.gov.uk - the register of members interests for the Northern Ireland Assembly

Ireland
(FS) www.oireachtas.ie - links to members of the Irish Parliament, including details of the register of members interests

Others
(FS) www.europa.eu - locate your MEP by region, with links to their details & declared interests etc
(FS) www.gov.gg - members' details for the States of Guernsey
(FS) www.statesassembly.gov.je - members' details for the States of Jersey


Prisoner Location Service
(FS) www.justice.gov.uk - details on how to use the UK prisoner location service


Profession & Licensing Sites
Accountants & Financial Sector - UK
(FS) www.icaewfirms.co.uk - locate an accountancy firm in the UK
(FS) www.aat.org.uk - members' directory for the professional body for accounting technicians
(FS) www.cimaglobal.com - members' directory for CIMA, the world's largest professional body of management accountants
(FS) www.icas.org.uk - members' directory for ICAS, the world's oldest professional body for accountants
(FS) www.ifa.org.uk - search for an accountant with the IFA, which is an internationally recognised professional accountancy membership body, whose members work for small & medium-sized businesses or accounting practices
(FS) www.cipfa.org - directory for CIPFA Members in Practice
(FS) www.bookkeepers.org.uk - searchable members' database by area for the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers
(FS) www.insolvency-practitioners.org.uk - membership register for the Insolvency Practitioners Association
(FS) www.fsa.gov.uk - register of individuals who are approved to carry out certain activities in firm regulated by the new FCA but still on the old FSA website
(FS) www.financialplanning.org.uk - members' directory of the Institute of Financial Planning

Accountants & Financial Sector - Ireland
(FS) www.charteredaccountants.ie - members' directory for the Chartered Accountants of Ireland
(FS) www.cro.ie - members' directory for Ireland's register of auditors (accountants)

Actors & Their Agents
(FS) www.imdb.com - search via someone's name to see if they have been credited on any film or television work, not just for actors/performers
(FS) www.spotlight.com - search for an actor/performer to locate their agents contact details etc
(PS) www.whorepresents.com - paid for database of talent representatives

Architects
(FS) www.architecture.com - members' directory for the Royal Institute of British Architects
(FS) www.architects-register.org.uk - the UK Register of Architects, with only people on the Register legally entitled to use the term "architect" in business or practice
(FS) www.rias.org.uk - members directory for the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland

Bailiffs
(FS) www.justice.gov.uk - directory for UK register of certificated bailiffs

Educational (Profession)
(FS) www.ratemyteachers.co.uk - a site where people can rate teachers at UK schools, not brilliant but does give you some information about schools and teachers
(FS) www.ratemyprofessors.com - a site where people can rate professors at university's around the world, including the UK, very much like rate my teacher
(FS) www.rateyourlecturer.co.uk - a site where people can rate university lecturers in the UK, not brilliant but does give you some information
(FS) www.education.gov.uk - searchable database for outcomes of professional conduct panel hearings held by The Department for Education
(FS) www.gtcs.org.uk - the General Teaching Council for Scotland is the professional body for teaching in Scotland and they have an online database to allow checks on a teacher's qualifications and disciplinary history
(FS) www.gtcw.org.uk - the General Teaching Council for Wales is the professional body for teaching in Wales and they have an online database to allow checks that a teacher is registered
(FS) www.gtcni.org.uk - the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland is the professional body for teaching in Northern Ireland and they accept email requests to check on a teacher's qualifications and disciplinary history
(FS) www.ukrlp.co.uk - UK register of learning providers

Journalists (Profession)
(FS) www.journalistdirectory.com - database of freelance journalists
(FS) www.thebppa.com - register of the British Press Photographers' Association

Legal Profession
(FS) www.lawsociety.org.uk - the members' directory of the Law Society, the representative body for solicitors in England & Wales
(FS) www.sra.org.uk - check a solicitor's disciplinary record via the Solicitors Regulation Authority
(FS) www.lawscot.org.uk - Law Society of Scotland database of qualified solicitors
(FS) www.lawsoc-ni.org - Law Society of Northern Ireland database of qualified solicitors
(FS) www.legalhub.co.uk - details of those registered with the Bar Council
(FS) www.itma.org.uk - membership directory of the Institute of Trademark Attorneys
(FS) www.cilex.org.uk - database to locate details of all Chartered Legal Executive lawyers (practising & retired) in England & Wales

Medical Profession - UK
(FS) www.mpts-uk.org - searchable database of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service
(FS) www.gmc-uk.org - General Medical Council, where you can find a range of details about registered Doctors in the UK
(FS) www.gdc-uk.org - General Dental Council, with a searchable database for members
(FS) www.optical.org - General Optical Council, with a searchable database for members
(FS) www.nmc-uk.org - Nursing & Midwifery Council, with a searchable database for members
(FS) www.hpcheck.org - the Health & Care Professions Council, database of other qualified people working in medical services
(FS) www.pharmacyregulation.org - the General Pharmaceutical Council have taken over from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, with a searchable database for members
(FS) www.rcvs.org.uk - the RCVS is the regulatory body for veterinary surgeons (vets) in the UK and you can check the register of vets

Medical Profession - Ireland
(FS) www.medicalcouncil.ie - the register of registered doctors with the Medical Council in Ireland
(FS) www.dentist.ie - the register of registered dentists with the Irish Dental Association

Music Related (Profession)
(FS) www.nadj.org.uk - searchable database of the National Association of Disc Jockeys
(FS) www.musicteachers.co.uk - searchable database of music teachers

Security Staff (Profession)
(FS) www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk - the Security Industry Authority license the UK security industry, including; doormen, security guards, wheel clampers and investigators

Sexual Services (Profession)
(FS) www.bgafd.co.uk - the British Girls Adult Film Database, much like IMDB but for the over 18's only. If you are at work and have your web use monitored you better have a good excuse for looking at this site
(FS) www.punternet.com - reviews & listings for adult service providers in the UK, unbelievable but true
(FS) www.adultwork.com - advertises people involved in the sex industry throughout the UK

Social Care (Profession) - UK
(FS) www.hpc-uk.org - Social Workers in England are now searchable via the Health & Care Professions Council
(FS) www.sssc.uk.com - the register of Social Care Workers in Scotland
(FS) www.mycarecouncil.org.uk - the Care Council for Wales Register of Social Care Workers
(FS) www.hscni.net - the register of Social Care Workers in Northern Ireland
(FS) www.childcare.co.uk - the easy way to locate those who offer childcare services

Social Care (Profession) - Ireland
(FS) www.childminding.ie - registered childminder directory for Ireland

Sports Related (Profession)
(FS) www.boxrec.com - searchable database for boxers from around the world
(FS) www.britishboxing.net - look under records and there are searchable databases for anyone involved in boxing
(FS) www.cricketarchive.com - search for details of cricket teams & players
(FS) www.fifa.com - FIFA licensed players agents
(FS) www.olympic.org - Olympic sportspeople & medallists
(FS) www.mixedmartialarts.com - the official international database of Mixed Martial Arts
(FS) www.dojolocator.co.uk - register of Martial Arts Schools in the UK
(FS) www.all-athletics.com - search for international athletes

Tradesmen (Profession)
(FS) www.gassaferegister.co.uk - if you know if someone works as a gas engineer, you can obtain a copy of their photo from their licence
(FS) www.electricalcompetentperson.co.uk - search the database of Registered Electrical Competent Person's
(FS) www.trustmark.org.uk - tradesmen operating to Government endorsed standards, searchable by post code & trade
(FS) www.napit.org.uk - has a member search facility to find registered NAPIT trades people
(FS) www.eca.co.uk - membership search for the Electrical Contractors' Association
(FS) www.traderregister.org.uk - UK local authority trader scheme
(FS) www.epcregister.com - check the accreditation of a Energy Performance Assessor
(FS) www.competentperson.co.uk - check the Competent Person Scheme database to see if a tradesman has registered that their work complies with building regulations

Transport (Profession)
(FS) www.tfl.gov.uk - search for licensed London private hire drivers by name
(FS) www.gov.uk - DVLA site allowing you to check your driving licence details, by supplying your driving licence number, national insurance number and post code
(FS) www.direct.gov.uk - approved driving instructors in the UK, searchable by postcode
(FS) www.dft.gov.uk - certified motorcycle instructors in the UK, searchable by company & county
(FS) www.dvtani.gov.uk - links to various things linked to the Driver & Vehicle Agency of Northern Ireland
(FS) www.imiregister.org.uk - the Institute of the Motor Industry, has a database of skilled, knowledgeable & competent automotive professionals

Various Others
(FS) www.gla.gov.uk - the Gangmasters Licensing Authority
(FS) www.iaea-online.org - searchable UK & Irish database for the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors


Property Sites
England & Wales
(FS) www.voa.gov.uk - searchable database of the Valuation Office, listing all Residential & Business properties in England & Wales. There is also a list of certain Residential Rental Properties
(PS) www.landregistry.gov.uk - ownership database for properties in England & Wales
(FS) www.landregistry.gov.uk - find the price of any registered property sold since 1995
(FS) www.landregistry.gov.uk - details of when the different areas in the UK had compulsory registration brought in
(FS) www.epcregister.com - retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate for a property using the postcode
(FS) www.houseprices.io - property details, including the sale prices with the % increase listed since the previous sale price
(FS) www.rightmove.co.uk - find out how much homes in the UK sold for, along with photos
(FS) www.zoopla.co.uk - search for a property via the postcode for details or any sales or rental adverts

Scotland
(FS) www.saa.gov.uk - searchable database of the Scottish Assessors Office, listing all residential & business properties in Scotland
(FS) www.tellmescotland.gov.uk - a portal for accessing public information notices issued by local authorities across Scotland
(PS) www.ros.gov.uk - ownership database for properties in Scotland
(FS) www.ros.gov.uk - house price details for properties in Scotland
(FS) www.landlordregistrationscotland.gov.uk - search for either a property, a person or an organisation to see whether they are registered

Northern Ireland
(FS) www.lpsni.gov.uk - searchable database of the Northern Ireland Land & Property Services, listing all domestic and non-domestic properties
(PS) www.lrni.gov.uk - ownership database for properties in Northern Ireland
(FS) www.planningni.gov.uk - view planning & property details for Northern Ireland
(FS) www.geopii.com - really useful mapping site showing property details in Northern Ireland
(FS) www.geopii.com - really useful mapping site showing property values in Northern Ireland
(FS) www.daftdrop.com - search for all Irish property price increases & decreases, updated every 3 days

Ireland
(PS) www.landregistry.ie - Irish land registry details
(PS) www.landregistryireland.com - Irish land registry details
(FS) www.daftdrop.com - search for all Irish property price increases & decreases, updated every 3 days

Others
(PS) www.landregistryservices.com - Land Registry title deeds for property in Great Britain, including Isle of Man and the Channel Islands and also the Republic of Ireland
(PS) www.landregistryservice.co.uk - Land Registry title deeds for property in the UK
(FS) www.nethouseprices.com - free database of mainland UK property purchases going back to 1999
(FS) www.royalmail.com - address and postcode checker


QR Code Sites
(FS) www.the-qrcode-generator.com - QR Code generator
(FS) www.goqr.me - QR Code generator
(FS) www.kaywa.com - QR Code generator
(FS) www.mobile-barcodes.com - links to download a QR Code reader for most mobile phones
(FS) www.qrvoice.net - sound generated QR Codes


Qualification Checker
(PS) www.qualificationcheck.com - qualification checker for a growing numbers of UK universities


Restaurants
(FS) www.scoresonthedoors.org.uk - Scores on the Doors is an independent information service using the Food Standards Agency National Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for premises such as takeaways, clubs, pubs and restaurants


Re-United Sites
(FS) www.friendsreunited.co.uk - Friends Reunited
(FS) www.forcesreunited.org.uk - UK Armed Services Reunited
(FS) www.servicepals.com - a new UK Armed Services social networking site
(FS) www.nursesreconnected.com - UK Nurses Reconnected
(FS) www.policereunited.co.uk - Police Reunited


Satellite Tracking
(FS) www.n2yo.com - real time satellite tracking


Search Engines
Country Specific Search Engines
(FS) www.searchenginecolossus.com - country specific search engines
(FS) www.searchenginesindex.com - country specific search engines

Google Sites
(FS) www.google.co.uk - Google advanced search page
(FS) www.jwebnet.net - unofficial advanced Google search commands
(FS) www.hackstacks.com - country specific Google sites

Meta Search Engines
(FS) www.dogpile.co.uk - UK linked meta search engine
(FS) www.zoo.com - meta search engine
(FS) www.zuula.com - meta search engine
(FS) www.webcrawler.com - meta search engine
(FS) www.mamma.com - meta search engine
(FS) www.iboogie.com - meta search engine


Ships & Boats
Craft Details
(FS) www.e-ships.net - a search database for the World Shipping Register
(FS) www.itu.int - the ITU maritime database
(PS) www.mcga.gov.uk - the UK Ship Register, which is part of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, you have to email & pay for vessel registration details
(FS) www.findthedata.org - details on marine vessels, mostly American
(FS) www.jim-shead.com - searchable register of UK narrow boats
(FS) www.vesseltracker.com - registered members get to search a database and see many useful ownership & location details about commercial vessels
(FS) www.equasis.org - useful database but you must register with the site first

Craft Locations
(FS) www.shipais.com - live information on ships around the British coast
(FS) www.marinetraffic.com - mapping site showing marine traffic around the world
(FS) www.icc-ccs.org - shows all the piracy & armed robbery incidents reported to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre since 2011
(FS) www.vesseltracker.com - registered members get to search a database and see details of vessels linked to most ports in the world

Stolen Craft Details
(FS) www.stolenboats.org.uk - a database of stolen boats and engines in the UK


Shorten URL's
(FS) www.bit.ly - shorten URL's
(FS) www.snipurl.com - shorten URL's
(FS) www.goo.gl - shorten URL's
(FS) www.tinyurl.com - shorten URL's


Social Networking Sites
The following now have their own sections, so just click on them;
Facebook      Flickr      Instagram        Re-United Sites      Twitter Sites     
Other Popular UK Sites
(FS) www.bebo.com - for the younger generation
(FS) www.faceparty.com - popular in the UK
(FS) www.flixster.com - popular with people who like films
(FS) www.hi5.com - popular around the world
(FS) www.linkedin.com - popular international business related site
(FS) www.myspace.com - includes lots of people but with privacy settings
(FS) www.netlog.com - popular around the world
(FS) www.wayn.com - seems popular with people who travel & holiday a lot

Others Sites Of Interest
(FS) www.accountkiller.com - provides instructions on how to remove your account or public profile on most popular websites
(FS) www.wikipedia.org - a fuller list of social networking sites around the world
(FS) www.vk.com - a Russian take on Facebook gathering lots of people away from Facebook
(FS) www.foursquare.com - foursquare is a location-based social networking website with software for mobile devices
(FS) www.reunion.com - like friends reunited but American
(FS) www.muxlim.com - muslim lifestyle social networking group
(FS) www.mymuslimpage.com - muslim social networking group
(FS) www.blackplanet.com - blackplanet is the largest black website in the world
(FS) www.tagged.com - social networking site popular in American and the West Indies
(FS) www.friendster.com - site still popular in Asia
(FS) www.48ers.com - a search tool for content on the popular social networking sites
(FS) www.whotalking.com - check out real time results of Who's Talking about searched words on a number of different Social Media sites


Telephone (Landline & Mobile) Related Sites
Directory Sites
(FS) www.infobel.com - worldwide telephone directories
(FS) www.phonebooks.com - worldwide telephone directories
(FS) www.howtocallabroad.com - lists of international telephone codes
(FS) www.allreversephonelookup.com - reverse phone number list of countries

Fax To Email Service
(FS) www.faxtastic.co.uk - free & paid for fax to email service
(FS) www.wonderfax.com - free fax to email service
(FS) www.hellofax.com - free & paid for fax to email service
(FS) www.fax-number.co.uk - free fax to email service

Free UK Telephone Numbers
(FS) www.sipgate.co.uk - get a free phone number in your area code, using VOIP
(FS) www.flextel.com - get a 070 telephone number re-directed to your mobile

UK Telephone Number Sites
(FS) www.btexchanges.com - BT directory enquiries
(FS) www.ukphonebook.com - UK directory enquiries and other UK databases
(FS) www.phonepayplus.org.uk - the premium rate services regulator, with a database for checking premium rate numbers
(FS) www.whocallsme.com - if you received a strange call, most likely you are not the only one. Search for this phone number to see the reports of others
(FS) www.saynoto0870.com - non-geographical alternative telephone numbers for companies
(FS) www.pleasepress1.com - a new site which lists the short cuts to speak to a person when phoning a company

Mobile Tools
(FS) www.numberingplans.com - some useful on-line tools linked to mobile phones
(FS) www.gsmarena.com - mobile terms glossary & links to phone manufacturers, where each phone's capabilities are listed
(FS) www.opensignalmaps.com - useful mapping site showing mobile phone masts around the world
(FS) www.ofcom.org.uk - the regulators tool for locating mobile masts in the UK
(FS) www.cbfsms.com - free on-line text message service
(FS) www.giffgaff.com - offers advice to help you unlock your phone from your service provider
(FS) www.bmobile.in - trace or search any Indian Mobile Number, for details including location

Useful Tools
(FS) www.aql.com - useful tool for checking landline & mobile providers etc
(PS) www.data-8.co.uk - some useful & cost effective tools for checking landline & mobile numbers
(PS) www.ukpayphone.com - UK & Ireland payphone locator database
(FS) www.telecom-tariffs.co.uk - on-line telephone code look up, includes mobiles
(PS) www.spooftel.com - a site that allows you to create a caller ID
(PS) www.spoofcard.com - a site that allows you to create a caller ID
(FS) www.ofcom.org.uk - map search facility showing who has a licence for radios & their locations


Training Related
(FS) www.chatroll.com - a simple method to run an on-line chat for an event, free for up to 10 participants


Trains
(FS) www.traintimes.org.uk - a vaguely live map of trains in the UK
(FS) www.traintimes.org.uk - a nearly real time map of trains on the London Underground network


Translation Sites
Written Language Translators
(FS) www.paralink.com - an online translation site allowing text or web pages to be translated into and from various languages
(FS) www.freetranslation.com - an online translation site allowing text or web pages to be identified & translated into and from various languages
(FS) www.free-translator.com - an online translator for English into many popular languages
(FS) www.parstranslator.net - an online translator for English into Farsi
(FS) www.stars21.com - an online translation site allowing text or web pages to be translated into and from various languages including Arabic, Hebrew and many more
(FS) www.google.com - Google service to detect what language a bit of text or web page is written in

Modern Terms & Text Translator
(FS) www.urbandictionary.com - Urban Dictionary is a dictionary of modern slang words and phrases
(FS) www.transl8it.com - translates text messages or chat messages into full English and back again


Twitter Sites
(FS) www.twitter.com - the popular micro-blogging site
(FS) www.twitter.com - advanced search feature via twitter
(FS) www.twopcharts.com - enables you to check the profile & more of any valid twitter account
(FS) www.twopcharts.com - ID Check, including details of date & time created and User ID number
(FS) www.twopcharts.com - lots of Features on TwopCharts to compare & investigate accounts
(FS) www.twtrland.com - a site that allows you to search by name, location or tag
(FS) www.allmytweets.net - a site that allows you to download any open users last 3000+ tweets to one webpage
(FS) www.tweepz.com - allows you to search twitter for people & tweets
(FS) www.topsy.com - a search site that allows you find older tweets & comments on other social networking sites
(FS) www.snapbird.org - an innovative tweet search application that helps you find older tweets
(FS) www.twilert.com - a site that enables you to receive an email alert of tweets containing any keyword
(FS) www.tweetalarm.com - a site that enables you to receive an email alert of tweets containing any keyword
(FS) www.2lingual.com - allows you to search tweets in two different languages at the same time
(FS) www.twdocs.com - save tweets to pdf, xls etc
(FS) www.tweetdownload.net - easily download a copy of all your data & messages from Twitter.
(FS) www.whotalking.com - check out real time results of Who's Talking about searched words on a number of different Social Media sites

Twitter Mapping Sites
(FS) www.onemilliontweetmap.com - a nice replacement for the Bing Twitter Map, zoom down to street level to read current tweets
(FS) www.maptimize.com - the company behind onemilliontweetmap, go to their Demo page for the Twitter map
(FS) www.teachingprivacy.com - still in trial form but a bit like an on-line version of creepy for recent posts from instagram & twitter accounts
(FS) www.geosocialfootprint.com - still in trial form but a bit like an on-line version of creepy for recent posts from a twitter account
(FS) www.echosec.net - search via location for uploads to Instagram, Twitter, Flickr & Foursquare
(PS) www.geofeedia.com - search via location for uploaded tweets and images from a wide number of photo sites
(FS) www.twitterfall.com - a site that allows you to monitor tweets in real-time for mentions of chosen keywords or geo-location
(FS) www.geochirp.com - search any location & it displays the messages for a given distance, via Google maps
(FS) www.nearbytweets.com - search via a location for real time tweets from with a 15 mile radius
(FS) www.metaki.com - not as good as the old Bing twitter map but another similar services
(FS) www.tweetpaths.com - search for a twitter account, with any recent location results displayed shown on a map
(FS) www.appspot.com - search for twitter content or accounts, with results shown via Google map
(FS) www.twitternano.com - search via a location for real time tweets
(FS) www.seekatweet.com - click on a Google map to see recent tweets from within a location
(FS) www.twittervision.com - displays current tweets on a map
(FS) www.trendsmap.com - real time trends shown on a map
(FS) www.pleasedontstalkme.com - a site that allows you to spoof the location of a tweet to any location of your choice
(FS) www.ban.jo - an app you can use on your phone to see nearby tweets & check-ins but with an on-line try out page

Twitter Photo Sites
(FS) www.twipho.net - browse photos uploaded to twitter from a searchable location
(FS) www.twicsy.com - browse & search twitter pictures
(FS) www.twitpic.com - popular picture upload site for twitter
(FS) www.yfrog.com - popular picture upload site for twitter


Useful Computer/Internet Sites
Network Investigation Tools & Whois
(FS) www.subnetonline.com - full of useful network investigation tools
(FS) www.network-tools.com - full of useful network investigation tools
(FS) www.geektools.com - full of useful network investigation tools
(FS) www.centralops.net - full of useful network investigation tools
(FS) www.domaintools.com - full of useful network investigation tools

Sending Large Files
(FS) www.yousendit.com - service to send large attachments
(FS) www.ge.tt - free service for sharing files on-line
(FS) www.wetransfer.com - free service for sharing files on-line
(FS) www.onetimebox.org - free & easy service for sharing large files on-line

Others Sites Of Interest
(FS) www.printfriendly.com - makes any web page print friendly
(FS) www.braemoor.co.uk - a site containing various software utilities that can be used to check if numbers such as those on Credit Cards, VAT, Telephones and National Insurance are in a valid format


Video Related Sites
Video Sites
(FS) www.youtube.com - YouTube is the leader in on-line videos
(FS) www.youtube.com - UK based YouTube
(FS) www.metatube.com - video sharing site
(FS) www.dailymotion.com - video sharing site
(FS) www.vimeo.com - video sharing site
(FS) www.metacafe.com - video sharing site

Video Download Sites
(FS) www.clipconverter.cc - a site that allows you to easily download on-line videos
(FS) www.deturl.com - a site that allows you to easily download YouTube videos
(FS) www.zamzar.com - an on-line site that allows you to convert any file types & also allows you to download videos from on-line sites
(FS) www.savefrom.net - a site that allows you to easily download on-line videos
(FS) www.fetchvideo.com - a site that allows you to easily download on-line videos
(FS) www.keepvid.com - a site that allows you to easily download YouTube videos

On-Screen Video Sites
(FS) www.screenr.com - free web based screen recorder
(FS) www.screencast-o-matic.com - free web based screen recorder

Uploaded Video Sites
(FS) www.mappeo.net - coming soon a site that locates uploaded videos from the geolocation data


Website Monitoring
(FS) www.changedetection.com - provides a free web page change monitoring & notification service
(FS) www.watchthatpage.com - provides a free web page change monitoring & notification service
(FS) www.followthatpage.com - provides a free web page change monitoring & notification service
(FS) www.google.com - enter a search query you wish to monitor & receive email alerts on updates
(FS) www.versionista.com - provides a free web page change monitoring & notification service but requires registration
(FS) www.visualping.io - provides a free web page change monitoring & notification service
(PS) www.femtoo.com - provides a web page change monitoring & notification service
(PS) www.infominder.com - provides a web page change monitoring & notification service
(FS) www.o2.co.uk - this site lets you see if a web site has been blocked under new UK internet content regime
(FS) www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com - if you visit a website but it won't open then simply enter the address on this website and it will let you know if it is a problem with your computer or a general problem with that website
(FS) www.onlinelinkscan.com - lets you check a website for viruses and spyware before you visit
(FS) www.scamvoid.com - check to see if a website is a scam


Wikipedia
(FS) www.wikipedia.org - search contributions & alterations to wikipedia by IP Address


Wills & Probate
(PS) www.probaterecords.co.uk - a web site where you can request a search to be made of the Probate Registers & obtain a copy of any Will that has been probated within England & Wales
(PS) www.copyofawill.co.uk - a web site where you can request a search to be made of the Probate Registers & obtain a copy of any Will that has been probated within England & Wales





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