With thousands possibly missing due to the destruction wrought by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday, finding one’s loved ones amidst the chaos can be a trying ordeal, so Google has rebooted its Person Finder database for the disaster in Japan.

Those visiting the site have the option to enter the name of someone they’re looking for or information about someone they know, and a picture can also be added to aid in the search. Google is providing news and resources through their Crisis Response page for Japan, as well.

The person finder is at


on: google’s person finder via @jpenabickley