How Do You Find Out If Someone is
Dead? Try a Public Records Search
By Shannon Smart
Have you lost touch with a friend or family member? Do
you think about them often and wonder what has happened
to them? If so, you might be wondering if they are still
alive somewhere, and if they are, how to find them and
contact them. You might even be worried that they have
died, and how you can go about finding out that
One way to find out for sure what has happened to
someone you care about is to do a public records search.
When you do a public records search, you can find out
any information that has been filed in the public
domain. You can find out information such as past and
current addresses, court records such as marriage and
divorce filings, or even criminal records and arrest
warrants. You will also gain access to birth and death
If you are really concerned that your friend or family
member has died, the records search will also show all
of the public information available about someone's
death. You will have access to the location and date of
death, obituary and cemetery listings, memorial
information, tombstone inscriptions, and death
certificates. The search will show information from
anywhere within the United States, even if you do not
know your friend's or loved one's most recent
When you are unsure about what has happened to someone,
performing a public records search could be your answer.
You can find out for sure where they are and, if they
are still alive, you will find out how to contact them.
If you do, sadly, find out that they have died, you will
then have the information you need to get the closure
you both deserve.