There are many types of court researchers gathering various information from the public records available. The type of research depends on the needs of the client. When you are at the county recorder, registrar of deeds, or bureau of conveyance office (or other name, depending on your locale), you will meet people who are researching records for much more detailed information than what we usually need. In some areas, we also collect information from court documents, including civil case filings.
We generally are picking up very basic information from the documents available, such as names and addresses. We then enter the information into database or spreadsheet software, depending on the needs of the client. The amount of work available in a given county depends largely on the population base and growth and mobility of the area and on the type of assignments we have available in your area. A very small county (i.e., under 10,000 residents) may have only one hour of work per month while a very large county (i.e., over 1 million population) can sometimes keep a fast-working researcher busy for 30-40 hours per week and could even need to be done by a team.
High School Diploma or GED
Based on experience