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How much information will I find on my person?

The amount of information you will find on an individual depends on several factors.

Rule of Thumb
If the person you are researching fits any of the criteria below, you are likely to find information in a variety of sources. Start with Step 2. 
  • S/he is well-known
  • S/he has been discussed in the media over time
If s/he does not fit the above criteria, skip to Step 4.