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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.

We accept no liability if you visit or use any of these websites & databases, this is all done at your own risk; you should make sure that you are not breaching any work based policies before visiting them.

PS = Paid For Services          FS = Free Services

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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        Blocked Sites        Blog Sites
         Boats        Books       

C  -   CCTV & Webcams        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  -   Webcams & CCTV        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


Blocked Sites
(FS) www.451unavailable.org - details of sites blocked by UK court orders
(FS) www.blocked.org.uk - check to see if a site is being blocked by UK ISP's
(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.google.com - list of requests to take down sites, by requesting organisation & specified domain
(FS) www.afaqtariq.com - a list of links affected by the EU DPA "Right to be Forgotten" ruling
(FS) www.chillingeffects.org - searchable database of legal complaints and requests for removal of on-line material


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


CCTV & Webcams
(FS) www.insecam.com - links to a number of UK based unsecured webcams
(FS) www.opentopia.com - links to a number of UK based open webcams
(FS) www.earthcam.com - links to a number of UK based open webcams searchable via a map
(FS) www.worldcam.eu - links to a number of UK based open webcams
(FS) www.camvista.com - links to a number of UK based open webcams
(FS) www.motorwaycameras.co.uk - links to the cctv on the UK motorway system
(FS) www.ukweathercams.co.uk - links to the cctv at UK weather stations


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 mostly Magistrates Court appearances in England & Wales
(FS) www.causelist.org - listing for daily court appearance in England & Wales, best searched via Google
(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.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

Use the below to access the recently deactivated Facebook Graph Search's, just replace the FacebookIDNumber in the address bar with the subjects actual Facebook ID Number

(FS) www.facebook.com - photos of your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - photos by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - photos liked by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - users whose uploaded photos liked by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - photos commented on by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - users who uploaded photos commented on by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - pages liked by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - places checked-in by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - places visited by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - places liked by your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - current employers of your subject
(FS) www.facebook.com - other employees of where the subject works
(FS) www.facebook.com - friends of friends of your subject

or you can open up all of these pages with one Click but you still need to add your subjects Facebook ID Number to that section in the address bar

(FS) www.facebook.com - linked accounts command to locate friend in common etc (just replace the FacebookIDNumber in the address bar with their actual Facebook ID Numbers)
(FS) www.facebook.com - useful tool for linking email addresses & mobile numbers to Facebook accounts (when you are not signed in to Facebook)
(FS) www.inteltechniques.com - really useful Facebook tools from Michael Bazzell
(FS) www.facebook.com - the people directory for when Facebook isn't working properly
(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, with links to lots of other searchable historic databases
(PS) www.ancestry.co.uk - searchable register of births, deaths & marriages with links to other genealogy information and other resources including WWI & WWII service records
(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.newspapermap.com - map showing links to newspapers around the world
Useful Tools
(FS) www.ukfamilylawreform.co.uk - a useful tool which allows you to send a message to one, some or all of the UK newspapers in one go


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 reception in a location
(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.twitteraccountsdetails.com - enables you to check the full profile & Twitter ID number of any active twitter account
(FS) www.idfromuser.com - converts a Twitter Username in to a Twitter ID
(FS) www.tweeterid.com - converts a Twitter ID into a Twitter Username & vice versa
(FS) www.id.twidder.info - converts a Twitter Username into a Twitter ID & vice versa
(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.tweetpaths.com - search for a twitter account, with any recent location results displayed shown 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 a search 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
(FS) www.send-anywhere.com - 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.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
(PS) www.service.gov.uk - the official government site where you can search for and obtain the will or probate of anyone who has died in the UK since 1996




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