Before Kim Ositis joined the Development Department at Seattle Opera, she worked as a reference librarian at a busy urban public law library in Seattle for 15 years. During this time, Kim curated a significant collection of free and low-cost resources for doing open source intelligence searching, or OSINT. With these resources, she taught a popular series of OSINT classes to hundreds of lawyers, clerks, judges and the general public.
Kim has updated her list of resources to share with Apra-NW members on the Apra-NW Member Resources Page here.
The guide has four sections: Creating a Personal Profile, Criminal History & Court Records, Professionals & Businesses, and Social Media & Web Presence. The majority of the government resources listed are King County, Washington State or United States (federal) focused.Kim’s favorite sites include the Washington State Voter Database, www.truepeoplesearch.com, and the King County Parcel Viewer. The OSINT collection is always changing to include new sites and remove bad links. If you have a favorite OSINT site that’s not listed, please send it along to Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org.