General Collection Information
The U.S. Public Records Index contains more than 330 million public records of individuals who lived in the United States between 1994 and 2019. Although the original information is available to the public by contacting the appropriate agency, this searchable database simplifies the process. Individuals under the age of 22 are not included in this index.
Using this Collection
This index, especially when combined with city directories, is a great resource for confirming locality and family relationships. The information in this database may include the following:
History of the Collection
The information in the U.S. Public Records Index was compiled from a variety of public records. The various types of records used to create this index include:
More U.S. Public Records = More Ancestry Hints. Ancestry Blog. April 7, 2010. Accessed July 16, 2020.