Public records have been a part of the American culture for many years now. Even when the great immigration rush was at it's peak in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with Ellis island overflowing with new citizens, US citizens have had records made about all aspects of their lives. This has allowed many to find out the truth about people's backgrounds, but where can you find these records?
The problem with public information is that it's all stored where it was created. This means that if someone was born in Texas and then got married in California, they'd have their records in two separate states... which traditionally made it incredibly difficult to find out their entire public past.
If you had to search for someones details by hand, you'd end up spending days or weeks searching through the court houses and police stations of America... and that's if you actually know all the places where the person will have records. There are literally millions of different places where records are stored, and your target could have information in a multitude of different locations, making finding them incredibly difficult.
However, thanks to the Internet, there is now an easier way to find public records. Whereas in the past, public information was stored in local court houses & police stations all over the country, they are now put into a central database which you can search from the Internet. These databases are owned by companies such as Public Records Pro, and have made finding public data really easy.
What these Internet companies have done, is to purchase all the public record information from around the USA, and put it into a central database. These databases have 100's of millions of pieces of information inside, all linked together by the owner's name. You can then search for whoever you want, and the site will then show you their public records. You can save a lot of time with this type of service.