We can get a pretty good idea of people from their divorce history. Not surprisingly so, it is one of the most frequently searched personal public records. Divorce records are one of the many public records under State jurisdiction that is required by law to be available to the public. Over 40% of Americans today who have ever married is reported to have a divorce history. This search is often used by people within the dating community to determine if their potential signifigant other is in fact divorced as opposed to engaging in a relationship with someone who is still married to another person. It is also helpful in determining the pattern of how often a person has been a party to a marriage which has resulted in a divorce.