USA People Search

USA People SearchWhether 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 for this is that public records aren’t always as public as you might think.

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.

Fortunately, USA Trace has leveraged the power of most US public records databases available 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):

Through our partnership with, you'll receive Industry-Leading data by combining over 43 Billion Verified Public Records giving you the most comprehensive Background, Criminal, People, Marriage and Divorce Checks available Online. We receive income from our partnerships.

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Start your SSN Search for free to get contact info, criminal records and more.

Get Public Records for anyone over 18 in the US. Search by name, last known city and state. Get phone numbers, current address, properties, bankruptcies, other contact info and more.

Check marriage and divorce records nationwide – instantly!

Check yourself to learn what information someone may find if they background check you.

Get a complete background report on anyone instantly - check criminal records, judgments & more.


Start your free phone number search here and find out who's calling . Reverse phone lookup includes unlisted numbers & cell phones .

past citiesIn just seconds, you’ll receive free preview results detailing an approximate age, past cities/states of residence and some known relatives/associates so you can be confident you’ve got the right person. From there, for around $10, you’ll receive a comprehensive background check that includes a current address and phone number, an address and phone number history, criminal records, marriage/divorce records, judgments, liens, bankruptcies, etc.). The full report is available in less than a minute.

So, while Google and Bing are great for getting information about the vast majority of things, when it comes to a USA people search, trust USA Trace’s specialized people search engine to get the job done for you. There’s no other way to get the same kind of comprehensive background data as quickly or as cheaply.

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