Official: This Website Compiles Local, State & Federal Public Record Resources That Enable The Public To Conduct Do-It-Yourself Free Background Checks.

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Search a Vast Array Of Public Record Resources (Arrests, Court Cases, Police Reports, Mugshots, Inmates, Sex Offenders) Brought To You By Local, State & Federal Government Agencies.

United States Courts

https://www.uscourts.gov/

Find a case or search for information. For educational and informational purposes.

PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

https://www.pacer.gov/

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator. PACER is provided by the Federal Judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

National Archives

https://www.archives.gov/

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Those valuable records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you.

Genealogy and Family History

https://www.usa.gov/genealogy

Learn how to research your ancestors. Find records of military service, census data, Native American records, Pioneer certificates, find a grave, census surveys and more.

National Sex Offender Public Website

https://www.nsopw.gov/

Find registered sex offenders by state.

Identity History Summary Checks – FBI

https://www.fbi.gov/services/cjis/identity-history-summary-checks

For a fee, the FBI can provide individuals with an Identity History Summary—often referred to as a criminal history record or a “rap sheet”—listing certain information taken from fingerprint submissions kept by the FBI and related to arrests and, in some instances, federal employment, naturalization, or military service.

Requesting FBI Records

https://www.fbi.gov/services/information-management/foipa/requesting-fbi-records

The Freedom of Information Act allows any person—except fugitives, federal agencies, and foreign intelligence agencies—to request information about organizations, businesses, investigations, historical events, incidents, groups, or deceased persons.

Criminal Record Checks

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/while-abroad/criminal-record-checks.html

U.S. citizens may be asked to present a “certificate of good conduct” or “lack of a criminal record” for a variety of reasons for use abroad, including adoption, school attendance, employment, etc. U.S. law enforcement authorities may not be familiar with such a procedure since it is not commonly requested in the United States. There are a variety of options available to U.S. citizens seeking to obtain proof of their lack of a criminal record.

Most Wanted – FBI

https://www.fbi.gov/wanted

FBI most wanted list. Mugshots of most wanted criminals, top 10 list of most wanted fugitives, bank robbers, kidnappers, wanted posters and more.