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10 Tips To Find U.S. Marriage and Divorce Records

When a person in the United States gets married or divorced both of these life-changing events are put into the public record. Those records are then stored in various state or federal government locations depending on where the marriage or divorce was finalized. There they stay until someone needs to access them for any reason Read more about 10 Tips To Find U.S. Marriage and Divorce Records[…]

7 Smart Strategies to Protect Your Personal Data

Just a few decades ago, data meant something entirely different than what it means today. Data was the reams of printed numbers the beardy and bespectacled movie scientist pored over before advising the president a zombie outbreak was inevitable.  Regular folks didn’t use or need data.  Today, your typical adult carries reams of virtual and Read more about 7 Smart Strategies to Protect Your Personal Data[…]

Seven Smart Strategies to Protect Your Personal Data

Security service companies can provide a wide range of services and they are far from your local mall cop. Private investigators and private security companies can be used in many instances, but it is important to understand what they can and cannot do. Private security companies may be able to help you if you own Read more about Seven Smart Strategies to Protect Your Personal Data[…]

How To Research Who Is Trying To Buy Your House

Selling your home isn’t always an easy process. The emotional weight can sway some of your decisions while you are trying to sell it and negatively affect the whole process. The knowledge required to sell your house isn’t exactly something intuitive; you’ll need to think like a realtor and try to maximize your profits and Read more about How To Research Who Is Trying To Buy Your House[…]

Find Lost Family Members

Do you need to find lost family members? If so you’re in the right place. It should be obvious really, but we would all benefit from knowing more about our long-lost relatives and family members? This CNN article shows that children benefit from this immensely. How do I start finding lost relatives? Essentially, like everything Read more about Find Lost Family Members[…]

Free Government Publications & Where to Get Them

Much of the information provided by USA Trace and its partners are based on public records, which – though public – often comes at a nominal cost. But did you know that there are free Government publications routinely distributed on a variety of useful topics? Many Government agencies routinely create consumer guides to help advise Read more about Free Government Publications & Where to Get Them[…]

Ponzi Scheme vs Social Security – SSA Special Report

Editor's note: This is an archive of a report on Ponzi schemes that originally appeared on the Social Security Administration's website in January 2009. Reports & Studies Special Studies by the Historian's Office Research Note #25: Ponzi Schemes vs. Social Security The Real Ponzi Charles Ponzi was a Boston investor broker who in the early Read more about Ponzi Scheme vs Social Security – SSA Special Report[…]