Public Records & Public information
Public Records are connected to every part of our lives in society. A public record is piece of information that may contain individual; background information,
employment history, credit information, marriage & divorce records, birth & death records, financial records, address and phone number, residence history, civil court records and other vital personal information. Public background checks are often requested by employers and renters on applicants, especially on those that are seeking a high security job or a position of power, such as in a government jobs, military, banks, schools, hospitals, financial institution, airports, etc.
Public background checks have been performed in the past by a government organization for a fee. Background checks today are more frequently provided by private companies that can access public databases, the same databases used by various government organizations. The results of the private databases are usually more complete and faster
at indexing and cross-referencing of different types of database records.
A person's identity is not always what they say it is. Verifying a person's background and indexing the criminal history and public/civil records of a person are often used by employers and renters as a means of objectively evaluating a person's history and qualifications to avoid potential risks. Public records, however, may sometimes be used for illegal purposes, such as unlawful discrimination, identity theft, and
harassment. It is important to verify the information obtained within public databases by cross referencing phone numbers and addresses to make sure that the available information you find is indeed for the person you are searching for.
More Public Record Resources
- Archives.gov ... USA national public records archives and registry. State public records & historical information.
- AnyWho.com ... Public listings by person or business. Online public record information.
- USA.gov ... Government public information by topic. Indexed public records and resources.
- Wikipedia.org ... Publicly available Records & Information. Freedom of information act.