Public Records Are On The Internet

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Public records are information that has been gathered on individuals and anyone is allowed to view the record. Each state has different laws about what is public and what is private. Some states even give individuals the option on their paperwork if they want the information private or public.

Sometimes when conduction a search of public records it can be tough since some things have restrictions and cannot be viewed. It use to be that everything was like this until the legislation of Freedom of Information started making it easier for the records to be accessed by everyone. Some states might even require the individuals consent before you can be shown the information.

One of the best places to start with your public records search is at the courthouse. This information is free and many of the websites can be located on the Internet. It does not matter if you are looking to hire someone, your kid is dating the person and talking about marriage, or if there is a need to know more about the people that moved next door.

Some easy ways for maneuvering around the courthouse websites is by choosing a category. Many people have filed bankruptcies over the past several years so this would be a perfect place to start a search. The courts that handle these filings have valuable information on the person. This is especially nice to know if you are thinking about going into business with a person. You want their credit to match yours so it will be a joint venture that will last long into the future.

Public records can be found with the probate courts. This type of court handles when a person passes away and there was property or bank accounts that the person had. These types of things get tied up in probate court for about six months. It will list the person that died and the relatives that are tied up with the probate. This is a perfect way for locating information about the person you are seeking.

If it is a female that you are searching for then there is the chance she has gotten married over the years. Look at the divorce courts for finding out information. These courts do not only handle divorces but anything that has to do with a marriage including the license. This would be a way of finding out her last name, husband, if she is still married, and possibly an address.

Some courthouse will show you everything they have on the public records while others will just show basic information. Even if it is just the basic information this is a start. That information can be plugged in at another site and the records can slowly be narrowed down until the correct person is located.


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