Bankruptcy records are quite easy to obtain. One of the simplest sources is the Bankruptcy Voice Case Information System (VCIS), which allows you to call (free) this bankruptcy court automated phone line with a case number, name or social security number to receive the related bankruptcy record data. Should you need more detailed information, you could access (for a charge) the federal bankruptcy court's electronic service center called PACER. This database will give you appellate court records also. To use this service go to www.pacer.psc.uscourts.gov. To easily access recent bankruptcy filings by businesses you could try bankruptcydata.com.