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Background Checks

Background investigation resources for private detectives, police officers and employers. In this section, you'll find a list of reputable background check providers, a comprehensive list of employment check research tools, and many other resources for checking into the history of applicants, employees and other subjects.

Vital records research

Vital Records Search: How to Find Birth, Marriage and Divorce Documents

What are vital records? Vital records are official documentation of important life events that include: Birth certificates and related records - More commonly known as...
phone number search

How to Look Up a Phone Number and Run a Reverse Search

In almost every investigation case, a private investigator will have a need to look up a phone number. Investigators run phone number searches during...
sex offender search

Sex Offender Search Tools and State Sexual Predator Registry

A sex offender is a person who has been criminally charged and convicted of, or has pled guilty to, or pled Nolo contendere to...
public records research

How To Search Public Records Databases and Websites

What are Public Records? Public records refer to data and information that has been filed or recorded by public agencies that is not considered to...
criminal records

Criminal Records: How to Search the Right Databases and Websites

A criminal record is an official record of a person's criminal history. Criminal history and criminal record searches are often used by potential employers, lenders...
address search

How to Search for an Address Using Online Search Services

Address search tools allow you to look up addresses and conduct reverse address, phone and email searches, and others. Many address lookup tools offer the ability...

Who is Your Nanny? Check Your Caregiver’s Background

Who is Your Nanny? Nanny Background Check By Alan Payton, President of the Investigative Support Group, Inc. Take this example:  You recently had your first child.  And...
records

How to Access State Criminal Records for Employment Checks

Learn How to Access State Criminal Records Once upon a time, gaining access to state records was challenging. The historically primitive research methods took you...

How to Find Out if a Sexual Predator is Living in Your Neighborhood

One of the most disturbing trends of our time is the increase in sex offenses against our children. A study by the US Department of...
public records research

How to Find and View Nationwide Court Records Online

Having reservations about a potential tenant for your rental property? Curious to know if they had any recent evictions or other disconcerting issues? Gaining...