Resources

Missing Persons/Unidentified & Unclaimed Remains

NamUs - National Missing and Unidentified Persons System

United States based information and resource clearinghouse for missing persons, unidentified remains and unclaimed persons cases. Includes database of MP/UR/UP cases across the US and multiple search options; family members of missing persons can submit cases to the database if they have not already been submitted by law enforcement.

The Doe Network - International Center For Unidentified And Missing Persons

100% volunteer organization aimed at raising awareness for missing persons and unidentified remains. Features a searchable database for both missing persons and unidentified remains, as well as featured cases.

The Charley Project

The Charley Project, named aft the famed Charley Ross case, is dedicated to raising awareness for missing persons and unidentified remains across the United States

Veteran Doe

Website dedicated to raising awareness of missing persons who were military veterans or on active duty, and those unidentified remains where a military connection is probable or suspected. Features both unidentified and missing persons cases, in addition to additional news, general resources and resources for veterans

FBI - ViCAP (Violent Criminal Apprehension Program)

Investigate major violent crime cases, including sexual assaults, homicides, missing persons and violent crimes involving unidentified remains. Website includes the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives as well as a searchable database of unidentified remains.

National Institute of Justice

Includes various resources and educational information regarding crimes, missing persons, unsolved homicides and unidentified remains. Additionally has links to educational sources as well as a media library and information on various topics such as identity theft and human trafficking.

Crimes/Unsolved Homicide Case Resources

Websleuths

Websleuths is an online forum allowing users to collaborate and communicate with other users through a message board feature. Cases can posted and commented on by users, including adding links and other media and creating profiles that let other members know about your particular interests and cases you're interested in.

Crime Watchers Website

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

US Army Most Wanted

U.S. Marshals Service

Federal Bureau of Prisons

U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command

Air Force Office of Special Investigations

General/Research Resources

Newspapers.com

Online repository for archived newspapers ranging from the 1800s to present day. Features basic and extended access subscription plans, search and browsing features and the ability to "clip" articles or entire pages and export (.jpg or .pdf) or save to your account for future access.

NewspaperArchives.com

Another online newspaper archive with extensive locations and dates available; not as extensive as Newspapers.com but still a great resource for locating newspaper articles

National Archives

Website for the National Archives, which contains records and archives spanning a vast time period and most US locations. Features search function for locating possible records and indexes, although not all resources are currently available online.

Ancestry

One of the largest repositories for genealogical and other records, including access to birth and death indexes, other vital records and personal member family trees and media/information. Includes both free and paid versions (although you'll probably need a subscription to view most records and family trees.

The Military Yearbook Project

This website includes extensive military yearbooks, platoon photos and references for all branches. Resources and reference materials include military occupation codes, base histories, military awards and ribbons, old MOS codes and other general references.

Together We Served

Website aimed at reconnecting and reuniting veterans with other members from their time during service. Features more than 2 million U.S. military veteran members in the United States Army, Navy, Marines Air Force and Coast Guard.