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Public Record Locator

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Click here for information on how to use the Public Record Locator.

Basic Search Help

Type in the specific keywords you would like to search for (e.g. Los Angeles County) in the Search Window ("Public Record Locator"), and either click on the 'Search' button or press 'Enter' on your keyboard. Our search engine will then query the entire database, match your search term(s) with 3 fields associated with every link (Title, Description & Keywords), and provide you with all links listed on our site that match your search term(s).

Keep in mind that there is a wild card feature built into the program, so you only have to use partial words (e.g. "corp" for corporations).

The Matching feature, located on the right-hand side of the search window, provides three options you can use to focus the scope of your basic search appropriately:

1) Match all keywords: Any record in our database must contain all of the supplied keywords. Equivalent to placing 'and' between each word of your search.

This is a medium focus search, best for limiting the scope to certain terms, to retrieve links on more than one subject, or to combine a location and subject in a single search.

Example (1): a 'Match all keywords' search for Therapist License would return all records in our database containing the words Therapist and License. Since wild cards are automatically placed at the end of the word, this search will provide you with links to databases where you may search for licensed therapists. Try this search yourself.

Example (2): a 'Match all keywords' search for Corporations Trademarks would return all records in our database containing all of those words (Corporations and Trademarks), allowing you to retrieve links on both subjects at the same time. Try this search yourself.

Example (3): a 'Match all keywords' search for Florida Medical would return all records in our database containing all of those words (Florida and Medical), illustrating how effective this kind of search can be to combine both a specific locale and a search subject. Try this search yourself.

Example (4): a 'Match all keywords' search for Orange Florida should provide you with a list of links to countywide public record databases in Orange County, Florida. Try this search yourself.

2) Match any keyword: Any record in our database must contain at least one of the supplied keywords. Equivalent to placing 'or' between each word of your search.

This is the broadest basic search, best for when you are unsure of the exact terminology used on the site to describe the subject of your search.

Example (1): a 'Match any keywords' search for Corporations Business Fictitious Partnerships would return all records in our database containing any of those words (Corporations or Businesses or Ficticious or Partnerships). This is a great idea if you want to retrieve a variety of public business filing records, regardless of their title. Try this search yourself.

3) Match exact phrase: Any record in our database must contain the exact supplied phrase. This is the equivalent of placing quotation marks around the phrase, as is common with other search engines.

This is the most specific basic search, best for when you know the exact term used in the site link.

Example (1): a 'Match exact phrases' search for Uniform Commercial Code would return all records in our database containing only that exact phrase ("Uniform Commercial Code"), providing you with precisely the records you are looking for. Try this search yourself.

Finally, directly beneath the Matching feature is the Results per page option. This allows you to control how many separate links should be displayed on each page of your search results (10, 25 or 50).

Advanced Search Help

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Find Results Match all keywords
  Match any keyword
Match exact phrase Basic Search
Without keywords  
The most noticeable difference between the basic search and advanced search is the ability to search multiple characteristics simultaneously (see Basic Search Help, above, for descriptions and examples of each feature). This allows for more flexibility in your search, which means more accurate results. Although all of the Matching features available in the Basic Search can now be combined as needed, please note the addition of the following feature, to be used in combination with the others:

Without keywords: Any record in our database must not contain any of the supplied keywords. Equivalent to placing a '-' sign in front of the word, as is sometimes found with other search engines.

The following are a couple examples of how you might combine these to produce highly accurate results:

Example #1: Match all keywords: Alabama License
Match any keyword:
Match exact phrase:
Without keywords: Real Estate

... would return any record that contains Alabama and License, and does NOT contain Real, and does NOT contain Estate. This is a great search if you need information on Alabama and licenses but want to filter out anything related to real-estate. Try this search yourself.

Example #2: Match all keywords: Corporations
Match any keyword: Search Find
Match exact phrase:
Without keywords:

... would return any record that contains Corporations, and either Search or Find or both Search and Find. This is the perfect search if you're interested in doing a corporation search. If you need information on past corporations, or just searching for a specific corporation, this will bring up the links you need. Try this search yourself.
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