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UK Criminal record search

by Nick on March 4, 2013, no comments

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Criminal Records in the UK

 

There are many reasons why someone may need to get a hold of their own criminal record or that of someone else.  It may be a romantic interest, a co- worker, your kids nanny, or maybe you are trying to get a job that requires a criminal background check and you want to know what it says before your employer does. In the UK, the primary source for this information, in the past, was called the CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) and is now called the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service.)

There are three different types of criminal records to check in the UK; Standard, which contains unspent and spent convictions, reprimands and warnings, enhanced, which contains this information along with other relevant notes or other data collected, and finally, enhanced with lists check, which contains information gathered from barred lists.

The Data protection act of 1998 now gives UK citizens the right to know and obtain whatever public information and data is collected and held on them.  Along with the Freedom of information Act, the Data protection act allows UK citizens to take control of their right to know and utilizes this important information.

Having access to this type of information is vital to maintaining a level of security and balance as a UK citizen.  Human error is a very real thing and there could be mistakes on your criminal record that you need to be aware of to fix, not doing so could cost you many opportunities and doors may be permanently closed.

The benefit of knowing that you are safe and your family is in no danger is priceless and is not a very difficult thing to accomplish.  I have provided a search bar to make it really easy on the right side of our home page.  All you need is a name and you will be able to locate anyone in the UK or US, cheers.

Background checks made easy

by Nick on March 1, 2013, no comments

Conducting a background check is easier than ever

 

When performing a background check on someone in the U.S., U.k., Australia and most other countries, you will need a variety of different forms and records in order for it to be comprehensive and really tell the story of the persons past.  For instance you will obviously want to get the criminal record of the person.  The criminal record itself will likely consist of the arrest record, how many times they have been arrested, detained, questioned or charged with a crime.  The conviction record tells you the crime that the person was actually convicted of in a court of law.  The sentencing record, which tells you exactly what the judge or jury decided as the punishment for the offense was.  This indicates the severity of the crime and how the judge and jury felt about the person and the crime at the time.

You will also want to get a hold of marriage records, bankruptcy records, work records and possibly family records.  All of these documents can start to show you the overall character of a person as well as the mistakes, mishaps and recoveries that the person has made.  We cannot always take a person on their word about the kind of person they are, most people will tell a lie, even a little one, to save face especially when they are in competition for a job.  However, no employer, potential mate, or anyone who has to put some amount of trust in someone, wishes to have a liar around them.

In the past this information was difficult to come by as one had to petition multiple sources with multiple different forms, which could take a long time, confronted with red tape bureaucracy at every turn.  Now with the capabilities of the internet and even the ingenuity of savvy entrepreneurs, there are websites that have access to these documents and compile them in comprehensive packages, with a small fee attached to it of course, for your convenience.

Information is power, power is freedom.

by Nick on February 18, 2013, 4 comments

The freedom of information

Most people are aware of George Orwell’s work 1984, in which he depicts a dystopian society that is extremely oppressive, trampling on human rights unmercifully. In the book, the government uses war to incite fear and hate in the minds of its citizens. They also hold a tight grip on information. The main character of the book works in the news department, controlled and influenced by the government, which is centralized and aims to control all information. His job is to change the news as it comes in, before it goes to the citizens, to fit whatever the political interests of the government are. This effectively alters the record of history, as well as the current flow of information. They use this tool to control the flow of ideas to the population. To this end they’ve also outlawed all great works of art, including books and music, anything that would put ideas into the minds of the citizens that might make them harder to control. They keep constant surveillance of the citizens via video cameras throughout the cities and through two-way TV screens in their homes. The book was written in 1948. It is said that when searching for a title to the book the author gave up and simply switched the ‘48 to ‘84, indicating this could be our reality sometime in the future. This book is often required curriculum in many high schools in the United States.

Information is a broad term. Information can be a book, a painting, a song, a personal love letter, it can simply be an idea or any form of communication. When discussing the freedom of information, we are also discussing the basic human right to express oneself in any manner they choose, as long as it does not infringe upon anyone else’s basic human rights. There is a common saying, “knowledge is power,” what if it were truer than you think? In the philosopher Plato’s great work, The myth of the cave, he describes a hypothetical situation where a group of people live their entire lives in a dark cave, all chained together, in a way that they cannot move or look around at all, facing only one wall of the cave. Every once in a while some workers come in with their lanterns, bringing boxes of supplies and things through the cave. The people who are chained can only see the shadows on the wall, created by the workers. They hear the sound bouncing off of the cave wall, in such a way that it sounds like it is coming from the shadows and they believe, of course, that what they are seeing is reality. They have no other knowledge or information to make them think otherwise. Plato is demonstrating the importance of knowledge and information to the human mind. One can only work within the parameters of their own knowledge. When new information is presented to them, it can change their perception of a situation, often affecting their emotional response to it for the better, no matter how small or large the bit of information is. Information is a powerful force. One could even see it as a mind expansion device, your mind and awareness grow as new information comes in. It is almost like your brain is taking the information in, processing it, and then showing you a slightly new reality based on the new information. This process may even be linked to our evolution as a species. Ideas and information can and have changed people lives overnight, or, like a seed that becomes a strong healthy tree, ideas can grow in the mind overtime, eventually bearing their fruit in abundance, enriching one’s life and the lives of the people around them.

Many people have become millionaires because of a good idea. Many people have also lost fortunes due to a lack of information at the crucial time. We must recognize the importance and value of information in all its forms. Like a muscle that is not used and eventually atrophies, we have to exercise and protect all of our basic rights and freedoms. We live in a free society and should be enthusiastic about doing so. With the technology of computers and the internet, we can be masters of communication, knowledge and the attainment and application of information. We cannot allow fear to persuade us into sacrificing our basic rights and freedoms for security purposes. We must uphold the value of our right to privacy and personal expression, the right to life and to pursue whatever makes us happy, or we will inevitably fall into the paradigm of oppression, domination and control that so many great thinkers, speakers, writers and philosophers have historically warned us about.

UK Public Records for Family History

by ukpublic on February 6, 2013, no comments

The UK government maintains a variety of essential records. Unfortunately, sorting through the various public records in the UK can be a challenging and lengthy process if you don’t go about it right. The official government public records range from death certificates, to birth records, to marriage and divorce records, and there are numerous reasons while someone may need to get those records. Maybe you are researching your family history, need to get records for legal reasons, or for a transfer of real estate.

There may be regulations in place that control access to UK public records depending where those records for recorded. Many government institutions can make records from a few generations in the past available to the public at no charge. In some cases you will even be able to view these complete records online.

As a general rule, a person should expect accessing more recent records to be substantially more difficult and the regulations restricting their access are significantly stricter, especially for non-family members. Regardless of how old the information online resources are a valuable tool.

Basically, to get UK public records you will have to have on hand some general information in regards to the individual you are researching. this point will hold true for marriage certificates, birth certificates, death certificates, divorce records and adoption records.

The general information that you should have prior to trying to locate UK public records is the full legal name of the person, and where they lived, died or were married. For example, then looking for marriage records, knowing at least the year that the marriage took place can make it easier to find the records, but knowing the exact date is ideal.

Because of the difficulty associated with doing a search for public records in the UK, many people choose to do an online search beforehand. This can be a useful and convenient way of gathering the necessary data before making use of official resources.

Many of the personal information online databases available can offer uses a free preliminary search of the records. A small fee may be required in order to view the complete record, but the free preliminary results can show you if the record is available so you will know if the information you are looking for is available.

Latest Free Public Death Records

by Claire Dowell on June 3, 2012, no comments

During 1903 Texas began statewide registration of vital records. Master indexes are available for those deaths recorded after 1903, though some fragmented recordings are available for earlier time periods. Texas Death Records are now available online, with the provided website given by the government it can now easily be access, inquire and require the needed death records. This website offered will help genealogist and family members to access to their death records from a single place. The website gives you access to the entire online database containing important death records and death certificates and among others.

Newspapers and Internet websites are the popular source of reference used by the genealogists and family members. With these references and sources provided, needed records and information are now accessible and easily be reviewed. The website provided by the government gives you full access to all of the important and complete online databases containing Texas death certificates, Texas death records, Texas death notices, Texas death indexes and other related Texas records. Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths from the name to the date and reason of death.

The Texas death reports include important information about the death of a certain person. It consists of the place of death, date of death and the names of the mother and father as well as the name of the physician who attended the death. Some death certificates indicate the place of residence and the maiden name of the mother. This is issued by state and local governments.

According to genealogists death records and death certificates are considered primary source records and references because of its specific information that is written at the time the death takes place. There are also given website by the government that will help genealogist on their study examples are online burial records, online genealogy databases, list of genealogy resources and many more.

Processing and costs of getting a Texas death records and certificates differ depending on additional needed and mail expenses. Generally processing takes time so estimated working days would be 10-15 business days. Mode of payment will depend on your choice it could be cash, check or money order. But for checks you should really think twice before sending your checks through mail you will never know what might happen to it. The costs for a first copy of Texas death record is $20 and for an additional copy of the same record will cost $3. For expedited processing fee it will cost additional $5 and for return delivery, it cost $8 for UPS and $18 for express mail.

Online search for Death Records of our deceased loved ones or family members are now possible to achieve. Internet services provide easy ways on how to have these essential details within your reach. You can browse through the online search and look for the file that corresponds to your search. There are authentic online companies that offer such help to the public. However, there are certain fees which are needed to be paid in order to avail other services of the chosen online company aside from searching of death reports.

Get updated with Death Records Texas and learn where to look for the right resource for Free Public Death Records.

UK Public Records Resources

by ukpublic on February 12, 2012, no comments

The UK government maintains a variety of essential records. Unfortunately, sorting through the various public records in the UK can be a challenging and lengthy process if you don’t go about it right. The official government public records range from death certificates, to birth records, to marriage and divorce records, and there are numerous reasons while someone may need to get those records. Maybe you are researching your family history, need to get records for legal reasons, or for a transfer of real estate.

There may be regulations in place that control access to UK public records depending where those records for recorded. Many government institutions can make records from a few generations in the past available to the public at no charge. In some cases you will even be able to view these complete records online.

As a general rule, a person should expect accessing more recent records to be substantially more difficult and the regulations restricting their access are significantly stricter, especially for non-family members. Regardless of how old the information online resources are a valuable tool.

Generally, in order to obtain public records in the UK individuals are going to need to have some basic information regarding the person that they are searching records for. This is true whether the records in need are marriage certificates, birth certificates, or divorce records.

Time to find someone? Time to find out more about your genealogy? Time to find out more about someone? You can find

Public Records Databases

by ukpublic on February 7, 2012, no comments

There are many online databases that a person can utilize, many of which offer an individual opportunity to do at least a basic search free of charge. It may be necessary to pay a small fee in order to get more detailed information, but an individual can decide whether or not the cost is worth it before using other public record resources.

Find UK Public Records Online

by ukpublic on February 3, 2012, no comments

Because of the difficulty associated with doing a search for public records in the UK, many people choose to do an online search beforehand. This can be a useful and convenient way of gathering the necessary data before making use of official resources.

Finding UK Public Records

by ukpublic on January 29, 2012, no comments

The most basic of the information the person should have in hand before attempting to find public records include the legal name of the individual and where they lived, died, or were married. For example, when searching for marriage records it may not be necessary to provide the exact date of the marriage but having the year that the marriage occurred can make it much easier to narrow down the search results.