There are websites that let you search public records on people. Their records contain information like court records, criminal records, arrests and convictions records, marriage/divorce records, birth records, death records, property records, and so on. Even though many of such websites that let you perform public records search claim to offer a free service, in most cases, they are not 100% free. At some point, after you perform an initial search, they will ask you for a small fee to complete your search.
Some websites offer free trial for a limited period of time. The access you have to their records during this trial period is limited. You can, however, access some basic information like name and address while using it for a trial period. If you only wanted to look up some basic information on few numbers of people, a trial period should suffice for your purpose. Otherwise, you can always set up an account with them by paying a small membership free to access their complete public records database.
Out of the websites that provide free trials, eVerify is probably the best one because they provide full access to all the records for five days. During that five days period, you can perform as many searches as you want. If you want to continue the service at the end of the fifth day, you will have to pay an annual membership fee; otherwise, it is only a couple of bucks to activate your trial access period.