How Do I Search for Someone in Jamaica?

by Stacey Price

Searching for a family member or friend that you have lost touch with can be a challenge. There are a number of resources available online to help assist you with your search. My Jamaica Island and Ackee are two free websites that assists its visitors with their search for individuals located in Jamaica.

My Island Jamaica People Search Forum

Log onto My Island Jamaica and go to its contact forum. This is where site visitors go to post their finder request.

Locate the section titled "Searching For a Family Member or Old Friend in Jamaica?" and enter the title of your inquiry in the designated box. This could be something as simple as the name of the person you're searching for and perhaps the last known parish they lived in.

Enter the details of the person you're looking for in the section below title. Enter as much detail as possible about the lost friend. Include your contact information if you're not worried about putting your personal information out there.

Check back on the forum periodically to see if anyone has posted information responding to your inquiry. Please note, this is a public forum. Anyone can view your search inquiry, its comments and respond with information if they have any.


Log onto Ackee's website. Select the "Join" link located at the upper right corner of the webpage.Complete the form provided and select the "Registered" button. An email will be sent to the email address listed on your application to confirm your registration. This must be done before your name will appear on Ackee.

Sign into your account using your email address and password. Select "Jamaica" under the section titled "Find Friends in Your Region."

Click the "WhereRU" tab located at the top of the web page. This will prompt down a drop-down list of search options. Search options include browsing by name, school or country.

Select the search option of your choice from the drop-down list. Enter your search terms and click the "Enter" key. Search results will yield a list of web pages related to your search terms.

About the Author

Stacey Price started writing for various websites in December 2009. She has an associate degree in public health administration from South Eastern University. She has spent many years working in a hospital setting in the human resource field. She also writes about travel, parenting and beauty/personal care, drawing from more than seven years experience as a licensed cosmetologist.