How to look for records of... Living people
How can I view the records covered in this guide?
This is a brief guide to help you with your research into tracing a living person. It is not intended for those tracing long-lost ancestors or people who were adopted.
What do I need to know before I start?
What records can I see online?
What records can I find at The National Archives at Kew?
What records can I find in other archives and organisations?
What other resources will help me find information?
Did you know?
There are many organisations that may be able to help you to trace somebody. The main ones are covered in this guide, but there are many others. For example, you could try employers’ records, as many companies have their own archives and may be willing to deal with enquiries.
The National Archives is not the place to come for information to help you trace a living person.