Free Public Record Searches

You don’t even need an account at Knowx to search many database indices. Inquiries for divorce and marriage filings for Texas, Nevada and Florida return both the bride and groom’s name. As with all these searches, a filing detail costs too much. But many of these same records are available, for free, at the state site.

Professional Licenses can be searched across all states, in one search, but this is only useful for an unusual name, where you need to pin down the state. Similarly, Corporations and corporate officers can be narrowed to a state.

Free registration will get you access to the database of privately and publicly held companies at

The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board adjudicates employee appeals of personnel actions and administrative decisions related to various Federal employees.

Need to do a reverse telephone search of an historical city directory ? The Library of Congress, Microform Reading Room, has directories for 1000 cities, towns, and counties; the years of coverage are primarily 1861 through 1960. Check out the list of counties and dates of coverage for California. If you don’t want to go to D.C. to look up a name, contact a local researcher.

You’ve searched for people who have made political contributions, through, but have you used this to locate employment? Works best on people who are professionals.


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