What information constitutes as public record and how you can use it


You’ve probably heard the term public record once in your lifetime before. Sites like peoplefinders provide services like public records search, background checks, reverse phone lookups and address lookups, but do you actually know how they work? Well, to kick things off, let’s explain what public records are first.

Almost everything which can be classified as a legal document (or information from a legal document) can pass as public record. This includes things like phone numbers, addresses, criminal records, birth/death records, etc. You should get the basic idea by now. Most of the stuff available to the general public in real life is now available to them online as well.

That being said, you should know that some states decide to keep certain records private. For instance, not all states decide to publish bankruptcy records. How each state decides what constitutes as public record is entirely up to that state and that state alone.

This means that searching for and using public records is completely legal. Because you don’t obtain any personal data and are therefore not violating any laws, it’s completely legal to carry out reverse phone lookups for instance. However, manually browsing through public records is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

The internet has billions of websites online and going through each one is impossible, not just hard. This is where PeopleFinders come in. Their software can scan the entire web for your search results and return the information in a matter of seconds. What’s more, they also take social media into account, something no human ever can. Although that’s not strictly data from public records, it’s been made visible to other people by the user himself, so is perfectly fine as far as the law is concerned.

Removing yourself from the web is neigh-on impossible, especially if you’re been using the internet for years. You can however, go to PeopleFinders and look yourself up. Once you’ve done that, you can opt to have your information deleted from the website if you wish to remain anonymous and untraceable. Do note that your info might be still available on the World Wide Web. PeopleFinders, or any other website for that matter, is not responsible for that and they have no control over it. In fact, that’s where they got the info from in the first place.


PeopleFinders is the quickest way to find particular public records and/or perform a certain check online. It’s fast, easy and secure. You can easily use it to get in touch with a co-worker, find a distant relative or simply look up an address on a house you intend to buy. It really is, one of the most powerful and popular websites currently on the market, but for a very good reason.

Leslie Spivey

The author Leslie Spivey