The United States Public Records, 1970–2009 collection is the third most searched collection on the FamilySearch.org website. The public records index is a valuable tool that researchers should never overlook. It is an index of names, birth dates, addresses, phone numbers, and possible relatives of people who resided in the United States between 1970 and 2010.
According to the FamilySearch wiki article “United States, Public Records,” “In the United States, public records comprise an important class of genealogical sources. Public records are most often records collected and subsequently released by local, state, and federal government agencies. Many genealogists are familiar with public records such as the federal censuses and the Social Security Death Index. Other types of public records exist and often go underutilized by genealogists." READ MORE