What are Public Records?
While there is always some criticism over whether access to public records is an invasion of privacy, the fact is there are many reasons an individual or business would need to have access to this kind of information. Millions of people, along with businesses, make decisions daily based on the information found in bankruptcy records, birth records, business searches, and even classmate searches.
It's not uncommon for some to believe that public records may be an ideal breeding ground for identity theft. However, this is far from the truth. While a person can find out personal and private information about another person such as financial losses, bankruptcy claims, tax liens, voting registration, court judgments, and parking tickets, there is no access to private information such as social security numbers or personal banking details.
We understand that an ideal world would be where no one would have to worry about background checks. However, in today's world, that's simply not the case. It is becoming increasingly important to run a background check on businesses and people for various reasons. There is no shortage in the world of people that discovered the truth about their partners, friends, or business ventures just in the nick of time to avoid a major catastrophe.
National Database Archives
The National Archives
Administered by National Archives administer serving both federal and public agencies within the United States.
Genealogy & Ancestry Listings
Genealogists and Family Historians
Offered by the National Archives and provides insights in family and people history.
Family History and Genealogy - USA.gov
Official site for services and information from the United States government in family and geneaology research.
Genealogy Research - RRB.gov
Administered by the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Provides records to deceased railroad workers for the purpose of research.
USCIS Genealogy Program
A fee-service program offering families, historians, or researchers access to historical immigration and naturalization records.
Court Records Recources
Pacer Service Center
The PSC is a centralized registration, billing, and tech support center by the Federal Juciciary. It provicdes access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records.