How to use the site


Message Posting Tips

The Missing You is very easy to use. Our instant posting system means that all messages on our pages are displayed in their original form – which can make for some lively reading!

To receive useful replies try to ensure that you’re posting your message to the correct category.

If you have any geographical information, even if it’s only a place of birth, select the appropriate region and enter any town/city information.

If you have no geographical information post your message to the No Regional Info category.

Try to ensure the correct spelling of names and places. If you later realise you have made an error you can amend your message using our Message Master system.

Note: Under UK law, it is illegal to try and make contact with an adopted child under 18 years of age.



You can upload scanned photographs to accompany your message. The system will allow .jpg files of up to 30K file size.

To avoid lengthy page download times, photographs are not displayed on our database pages. The camera icon next to a message indicates that a photograph is available. Click this camera icon for a sample of the Message Master automatic image system in action.


Privacy Policy – How we use your data

Whe Missing You started in 1998 spamming was rare so emails were published with all messages. This is no longer advisable due to the amounts of unsolicited emails that you could receive.

Missing You is a responsible user of personal data. Missing You is registered under the UK Data Protection Act. Your email address will not be to send you irrelevant unsolicited mail and will not sell it to junk mailers. Indeed, you don’t even have to disclose your email address. Our discreet automatic reply system sends replies directly. Please ensure that your email address is correct, otherwise you won’t receive replies.


UK Address Listings

Although various UK address listings are available on the Internet, they are largely based on information obtained from electoral registers. While this information can be useful, it can also be highly misleading as such registers become quickly out of date. Some towns and districts are entirely absent from some lists.


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