Mother Reunited With Daughter 50 Years Later

NBC News reports that a Missouri mother has been reunited with her daughter 50 years after a hospital mistakenly told her that her daughter had died during childbirth. The daughter was adopted by another family after Homer G. Phillips Hospital in St. Louis, MO stated that she had died at birth. Zella Jackson-Price, 76, met […]


FTC Warns Background Check Services


This week the Federal Trade Commission warned several prominent online background check services that they may be in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The FTC mailed official letters to 10 background check companies warning them of the potential problem with the information they provide to employers and creditors. Several sites were warned that […]


Adoptees Use Social Networks To Find Biological Parents


Social networks have long been great search tools for finding past friends and family as well as ways to stay in touch with current friends and relatives. Now adoptees are using Facebook and other social media sites to find their birth parents and biological families. As a result of restrictive state laws that often limit […]


Top Reasons For Performing Background Checks On People

Taking the time to search for a lost loved one is often one of the main reasons people search public records or other online sources, but there are occasions when the search has little to do with love. Performing a background check is done for a variety of reasons. Employers, schools, and other organizations find […]


The Difference Between Public Records & Private Information

Do you know how to search public records? When hunting for information about someone, it is important to understand the difference between what is considered public information, and what falls under the realm of private information. In this era of digital information, with plenty of avenues available to explore, the distinction between private and public […]