Category Archives: People

The week in review

Some additions: A “Campaign Contributions” section for the Background Checks entry; A “Dockets/Case Information” section for the Massachusetts entry; A “Land Records” section for the Washington State entry; The specialty public records platform Archives for the “Marriage and Divorce Records” section … Continue reading

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Three additions to the Background Checks checklist

I wrote up three more sections for the new Background Checks entry: Publications, Employers’  Websites and SEC Filings.

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New entry: Background Checks

I finished the first draft of the Background Checks entry and posted it live.   I wrote it as a checklist to help people remember all the places to look for useful information.  I’m sure I left out some good ones, … Continue reading

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Was your doctor paid to promote that drug?

I added ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs database of payments made by  pharmaceutical companies to physicians to the resources you might want to check when doing background research on Doctors.   Especially relevant for background checks on medical researchers and expert witnesses.

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Locating military personnel on active duty

Another good place to look for active military personnel is the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service, which I added to the opening paragraph of the Military Records entry.

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Forbes lists of the rich and famous

New links in the Finding People entry: Forbes’ lists of  World Billionaires, Richest People in America, World’s Most Powerful People,  World’s Most Powerful Women, World’s Most Powerful Celebrities.  The current winners are:  Carlos Slim, Bill Gates, Hu Jintao, Angela Merkel … Continue reading

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Sysoon.com | dead people search engine, funeral news and directory

Thanks to M.Benec for recommending Sysoon.com, billed as a “dead people search engine, funeral news and directory.”  The site did a great job of identifying my deceased relatives, so I added it as a resource for finding “Potentially Dead People” … Continue reading

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