New Web Portal Reveals Facts Every Citizen Should Know About U.S. Public Records

All Regions (Including International) (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2007 -

Long, endless days spent at the local courthouse while searching for U.S. public documents such as titles, liens, arrest warrants, and other records might be a thing of the past. educates citizens and agencies about a new way to find public records.

Research experts are now turning to the Web for public records and documents and finding their searches to be easier and faster than ever before. A new Web portal called reveals facts about this process and gives every citizen a glance into the procedures of public record research.

"The Web portal about U.S. public records was designed to educate the general public as well as companies and agencies about a public service that has become the backbone of most financial and legal procedures in our society. Public records are used in just about every major transaction today, whether business or personal," states Marc Gaines of

Public records are documents compiled by agencies and public offices as well as the federal government that are made available to the general public. They are used to verify information such as criminal backgrounds, real estate purchases and ownership, vehicle ownership, death records, tax liens, bankruptcy files, and court decisions.

Some examples of when public records might be needed include real estate transactions, motor vehicle purchases, court trials, certain business transactions, financial loans and mortgages, hiring for employment, and property value assessments.

To research public records in the past, one would typically visit their local courthouse or some other office. But with the Web becoming a staple in today's business and legal world, the federal government, along with many agencies and companies, is now making most public records available on the Internet. This gives agencies and individuals an opportunity to find public records from their own home or office while saving time and money. delves into the facts many citizens do not know or understand such as how public records are collected, why background checks are needed, and why a U.S. citizen's personal information is not always private.

More information about public records and how they work is available at the Web site below: