Whether you’re trying to conduct a simple USA People Search – or more comprehensive background check – it all starts with knowing where to search – and there’s a good chance it’s not where you think.
Most people start a people search with search engines, such as Google and Bing, but quickly find they aren’t able to search for a person the way they would search for just about everything else. The reason has to do with the nature of public records.
Whether you’re just trying to run a basic people search or if you’re looking for a complete background check, most of the information you’re interested in (criminal records, marriage/divorce records, etc) is probably part of the public record as recorded by a local government office.
The problem for regular search engines is that virtually none of the county governments/courthouses in the US make this information available to Google, Bing or any other ordinary search engine. In fact, most of the information isn’t available online at all – it’s only available if you physically walk into the specific county courthouse to request the information. On top of that, the information usually isn’t free – a single record can easily cost $15 or more.
get free, instant preview results. All you need is a name and a last known city and state (even an old one will do):
Fortunately, USA Trace has leveraged the power of the most US public records databases available to to allow for a comprehensive USA people search right here. You can get free, instant preview results using just a name and last known city and state (even an old one will do):