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Missing Persons Register

We understand the pain and anguish families go through not knowing where their loved ones ARE, and whether they are safe, and well - or even ALIVE. The pain of NOT KNOWING is incredible.

This database (and the companion web site) is a resource to help you get in touch with people you may have lost contact with, could be a friend, a neighbour, a relative, an old classmate. Consider it like a self-help workshop and library.

  • You may need information pertaining to legal matters, adopted children or adoptive parents.

  • You may need information that is in another country to the one you are in and don't have the time or tools to scour the web yourself. That info may be right here at your fingertips.

  • You may want to find the history of your family name (Genealogy) or you may be interested in missing persons overseas - such as at The New York World Trade Center or the earthquake in India.

  • You may want to refer someone you know on to important resources in Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK or Canada (or elsewhere) such as The Salvation Army, The Red Cross and many others.

On top of all that there are details of Missing and abducted children, Wanted criminals in Australia, Unsolved crimes and even some solved ones in What happened to? There's also a wicked Search Tools section. If what you seek is ON the web... you will find a tool here likley to find it. Some search tools are much better than others.


We understand the need of being able to find people, to have CLOSURE to assist with the grieving process. We hope in time to be able to refer people to more assisting services. On this site there are no fees, no charges, no word limit (well, its very reasonable!) and you can put up photographs for free.

It is our aim that you are able to locate the resources you need, and the people you seek easily, and for the least possible cost. This website and the services provided herein are provided to the Australian, New Zealand and International communities as a free service. All listings (in our database) are placed by the families, relatives and people seeking others and we publish these in good faith.

The Missing Persons Register has been operational since 1996!

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