Our Values

We believe in quality and exceptional customer service.

We believe in supporting our local community.

And we believe in our exceptionally gifted staff, who make it all possible.


Our Company

Diligent Data Services is an ardent supporter of our local community.  The company is a proud Partner Sponsor of the YWCA NorthEastern NY and a supporter of the Schenectady County Historical Society, 518ElevatED, and the Alzheimer’s Association.


Diligent Data Services is also a member of the Albany Bar Association, the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), Public Record Researcher Network (PRRN), and Society for Human Resources (SHRM).   In 2021 Diligent Data Services LLC was certified as Woman Owned Business.


Our History

Diligent Data Services was founded on June 2, 1995 by Stephen Harris, who grew the company into a successful information retrieval company specializing in background checks and public record services. In 2016 Stephen retired and ownership passed to Rebecca Harris, who has continued to grow the company with new clients and expanded services.


Our Management Team

Rebecca has a Master’s of Business Administration and is a certified SHRM Certified Professional. She is an active member of both the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce and the local chapter of BNI (Business Network International), where she has served as Chapter Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President. Rebecca is also on the board for Cornell Coop Extension of Schenectady County, and on the sponsorship board of the Capital Region HR Association.  In June 2022, Rebecca was a featured presenter at the Capital Region Disrupt HR event where she spoke on benefits and how to turn Mondays into Fridays.  

Andrew has 30 years’ experience managing I/T systems, staff, and business priorities. He is an adept programmer, skilled in organizational management, and proficient in systems and networking. He brings with him exceptional technical and business expertise and guidance. Andrew is responsible for the solid foundations needed for the company’s continued growth.


Our Services

Diligent Data Services offers comprehensive background screening services nationwide. Every search is crafted for our client’s needs and budget, and not based on a “one size fits all” formula. We offer quality searches and work with our customers to determine the best fit for their needs. Requests can be placed via our online secure ordering platform and rapid turnaround is guaranteed.

We also offer public record search services throughout New York — helping CRAs, agencies, law firms, and many other organizations across the country. We are able to provide our clients with accurate, detailed data in a timely manner at a fraction of the cost using OCA alternatives. Our New York State specific services include:


            • Criminal and Civil Search at the County Clerk Level
            • Retrieval of Deed, Mortgage, Lien, Lawsuit, etc.
            • Filing and retrievals at Secretary of State’s Office in Albany
            • Low-Cost OCA Alternative County-Wide Search
            • Surrogate Court Search
            • Legal & Public Record Research
            • Property Deed Search
            • Filings at the County Level (Liens, Lawsuits, etc.)
            • Employment and Volunteer Screening

Our offices are located at 430 Franklin St, 2nd Floor, Schenectady NY 12305