WHOA! Look what I came across. I didn't know country records we so public!

rahvin

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All of that information is publicly available. Making it easy to get on the web doesn't change the fact that anyone can go down to their courthouse and look that information up.
 

xyion

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its public info, you could just walk into city hall (i believe) and it will all be right there.
 

Shantanu

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If you ever watch one of those Hollywood gossip shows, they use public record databases like this one a lot to get the facts on celebrities.
 

TommyVercetti

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Originally posted by: Shantanu
If you ever watch one of those Hollywood gossip shows, they use public record databases like this one a lot to get the facts on celebrities.
Actually I believe you can even obtain the papers filed.
 

Shantanu

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Also, have you ever heard of a little website known as the SmokingGun? Most of their stories are based on publicly released records that they obtain, most of them a lot more damning than divorce and marraige dates.
 

TommyVercetti

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I am having loads of fun finding stuff about my relatives!! Can't believe so many of them lie about their age.
 

911paramedic

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To my daughter Helen, the wife of James Moore, now of Wisconsin in the United
States of America, I give, and bequeath, my lot of dyked marshland, on the
Hilldyke so called in Hopewell aforesaid, containing seven acres more or less.
Also to said Helen Ten Silver teaspoons and a Looking Glass. To my son Walter
R. Gilbert the sum of four hundred dolalrs, to be paid by my executor and out
of my personal estate, as soon as the same be available after my decease. Also
to Walter R. a silver watch, a bedstead, bed and bedding.

To my son Humphrey Gilbert, I give and bequeath a writing desk, a Looking
Glass, the picture of my son Charles deceased, and the Family Bible. I will
and direct that the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both real and
person of which I may die possessed, may be divided equally between my son
Humphrey, and my daughter Helen, subject to the payment of all just debts
claims, or expenses.

I name, constitute and appoint my nephew Joseph W. Turner, sole executor of
this my last will and testament, and I hereby disallow and revoke all former
wills, or executors therein named ratifying and confirming this and no other,
as my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty fifth day
of August, A.D. 1888

 

tcsenter

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you would be suprised what is public information now
There is little more "now" that hasn't always been public information. It just required some leg work or mailing some letters.

I once requested by mail the driving record of a person I wanted to locate. For $20 in record keeping fees, I got all their moving violations, motor vehicle violations, accident records, the locations where these offenses occurred, the number of 'points' on their driving record, the vehicle(s) currently registered in their name, and the latest home/mailing address on record with the State.

If I went to the courthouses where some of their offenses occurred, I probably could have found the SS# on some of the court documents. With their SS#, I can get the works.

You would be amazed at what a professional letter and a check can accomplish.
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Hahahahahahaha!!!! I was checking out wills and I came across this dude's will from my county. Check this.

Second:
I will and bequeath to my son Peter Zollner one dollar. To my son George Zollner
one dollar. To my son Joseph Zollner one dollar. To my son Frank Zollner one
dollar. To my daughter Theresa Zollner one dollar. To my daughter Elisabeth
(sic) Zollner one dollar. To my daughter Mary Zollner one dollar.

Third:
I will and bequeath all of the rest of my property bothe(sic) real and personal
to my beloved wife Theresia Zollner to have and to hold the same to her use and
benefit during her life, provided she remains single or unmarried, but in the
case of her marriage or death then all of my real estate is to be given to my
youngest son Rupert Zollner and in case of her death then Rupert Zollner is to
have all of the property both real and personal.

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