These are the top 10 information sources on the web that I have found to be invaluable when conducting investigations. They range from free public records to search engines.
Google is the top search engine in the entire world and you can find just about anything you are looking for. Try some of the advanced search options or go to Google Labs to kick your search into OVERDRIVE!
An entirely new people search. Give this one a try and plug in your own name. You may be surprised at what you find.
Another people search engine. This one is a bit more refined than Pipl, if still lacking.
4) BRB Publications
This is their list of free record sources. Everything from court records to military bases is listed. This is really a great resource.
5) Black Book Online
This site is run by Robert Scott the author of The Investigators Little Black Book. It has some great free resources, very unique. If you have a chance visit his other site as well http://www.crimetime.com/
7) Domain Tools
Want to know who owns a certain domain, well look it up on domain tools. They give a great overview of the owner as well as some technical information about domain names.
Everything you could want or stand to know about the United States Government. Contact an elected official today!
They claim to be the largest public records directory on the Internet. They are really worth a look.
Excellent source of information. Be careful though, not everyone plays fair on the wiki and you may get bum information from time to time.