As a Public Records Specialist, I am certified to analyze, and collect Public Record information from government institutions for my clients. I analyze tens of thousands of records per year, and it has provided me ample opportunity to learn of the benefits they provide to genealogy research, and the roles they play in other fields as well. In particular, if you are searching for someone that is of the living, Public Records can help you locate them. The information that can be gleaned from the documents could in fact, lead you to them.
I have decided to create a series of blog posts focused on Public Records. Each post in the series will focus on one type of record, including it source, and what type of information you may find in it. In PUBLIC RECORDS NO. 1, I will focus on a criminal record from the local county courthouse.