From time to time in life, we all need to find background information about people. Whether you are performing background searches for prospective employees, for someone you’re interested in romantically, or possibly for someone working with your children, you need to be able to find accurate information. Thankfully, there are a number of ways to go about it.

County Offices – Many people don’t realize that you can go to your local county office and get information on just about any current or past resident of that county. You can get notarized copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses, records of criminal activity, etc. all by filling out the proper paperwork.

After you fill out the paperwork, you pay a fee and turn it in to the County Office. They then process it, and send you the information in a few days depending on their workload.

State and Federal Offices – Just like your local county office, your state capital and the Federal Government in Washington have a number of great resources that can help you get information on someone. States and the Feds have offices all over that can help.

If you live in a big city, chances are that your state has offices there that can help you get the information you’re looking for. You’ll have to go to the office, fill out the paperwork, and then wait for the information to come by mail after they’ve processed it.

Online Services – In addition to physical offices, most counties and all states and the federal government have made their records available online. For a reasonable fee anyone with an internet connection can look up records on anyone they want and get much of it delivered immediately over the internet, or by mail for paper records.

I hope this information helps you find what you’re looking for.

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