If you want to search for and/or receive bankruptcy records, there are a few ways to search for the information. Knowing the bankruptcy case number, assigned by the bankruptcy court, will always get you the data you want from any regular source. Many databases will allow you to just enter the name of the individual or company to retrieve these records. You should know the jurisdiction in which the petition was filed. If you are in driving distance of one of the 14 regional records service facilities of the National Archives, you can retrieve hard copy bankruptcy records of all cases handled in the jurisdictions related to that office.