About Muckety

Welcome to the place for tracking people and organizations with power and influence.

Muckety is an award-winning web site and information/technology company, honored for outstanding use of digital technologies. We publish maps and related news stories, and we provide mapping technology and data to other companies.

How are we different?

Unlike most social networking sites, our data is not user contributed. This may seem contrary to the overall trend of online databases, and it is.

We specialize in the paths of influence - encompassing government, business and nonprofit affiliations. But we also show connections users might omit from their own public profiles, including family members, political involvement, lobbying activity and criminal charges.

Our maps focus on actual relationships - not mere connections or clustering. Roll your mouse over the connecting lines between actors in our maps, and you’ll see the specifics of their relationship.

For use on other web sites, we offer several other hosting/licensing options.

Our customers include businesses and nonprofits. Most clients use our technology and our data internally, to help find customers, investors and/or employees.

Our online data focus is the U.S., although an increasing number of people and organizations in the database are outside American borders.

Muckety is published by Muckety LLC, a company founded in 2006 by a team with years of experience in journalism, technology and online publishing.

The name Muckety derives, of course, from muckety mucks. Some follow the money. We follow the muckety, producing a daily news and information site based on online databases (which we enlarge daily), extensive research and old-fashioned journalism.

We strive for accurate, timely, objective journalism. Although you may sometimes see ads with a political point of view (served automatically through ad services such as Google AdSense), we aim to be nonpartisan in our maps, news stories and databased information.

Our founders/editors are Laurie Bennett, Gary Jacobson and John Decker.

Bennett and Decker were co-founders of ePodunk, a high-traffic web site about places in the U.S., Canada and the UK. They also worked together as members of the founding online team at the Detroit Free Press.

Bennett, a winner of the George Polk Award, also worked as a reporter for the Free Press, Detroit News, Gannett News Service in Washington, D.C., and as city editor of the Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union. During her stint in Detroit, she wrote a weekly column called “The Rich Are Different” for the Free Press Sunday magazine.

Decker has been a staff photographer for the Bergen Record, Sacramento Bee, and for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. He previously was multimedia editor of The New York Times on the Web.

Jacobson, a reporter for the Dallas Morning News, was founding publisher and editor of the Arlington Morning News, deputy managing editor of USA Today, and business editor of the Rochester Times-Union.

See our contributors page for more information about Muckety writers and editors.

Follow @Muckety on Twitter!

Comments and suggestions

We welcome feedback and suggestions.

Email us at info @ (remove spaces).

Our mailing address is:

    Muckety, LLC
    10 Maple St.
    Pittsford, NY 14534

Advertising on Muckety

If you are interested in advertising opportunitities on this web site please visit our Muckety advertising page.


  • #1.   dick harmon 01.15.2014

    How do I subscribe?

  • #2.   Nezam Abboud 01.19.2014

    Desire to obtain address of Mr. Maher Rafik Maksoud

  • #3.   Laurie Bennett 01.19.2014

    As we note at the bottom of every page: “Muckety has no direct connection to most of the people or organizations listed on these pages. We are unable to forward personal messages or provide personal contact information.”

  • #4.   Brita Pruitt 03.05.2014

    Dear Laurie Bennett,

    I came across “Muckety” a couple of years ago and was taken by the maps used to show connections between people, organizations, etc., whatever the information being displayed. Over 10 years ago, I became interested in genealogical research mainly for my family but later it expanded as I saw all of the connections one family has to many families. I lived in Utah at the time and had access to the wonderful genealogical library there in Salt Lake City. Essentially after doing my own research, I wanted to provide a website especially for people of color because of the difficulty in finding information. Unfortunately for me, the company had better connections and bigger pocket books and larger servers. Recently I realized that I can’t compete with that, but I noticed that they rely on family trees uploaded by subscribers to their website.

    Although I enjoy the information I find in them, their is a lot of wrong information that hasn’t been researched and verified. What I want to do, as opposed to what I was trying to do on my Website was try to start with my family and then show how a large population of people can be connected by just one family. I love your maps and was wondering how I can get a copy of it or if it is your property, could you give me information on how to find a similar template to use for my website. I know this is a lot of explanation, but I like they way your website presents the information because it is compact and doesn’t take up lots of space. Right now I don’t know if I should even try to continue with the website, but I feel with the right template I could make it work.

    Thank you for your time.

    Brita Pruitt

  • #5.   Julie Bernstein 03.17.2015

    Please have a sales representative contact me to discuss the service you offer in greater detail.

  • #6.   Zella 07.22.2015

    Is there an App for Muckety?

Leave a Comment

Follow Muckety on Twitter Follow Muckety on Twitter
Muckety has no direct connection to most of the people or organizations listed on these pages.
We are unable to forward personal messages or provide personal contact information.
We make every effort at Muckety to ensure that our data is correct and timely. However, relationships are in constant flux and we cannot guarantee accuracy. If you come across incorrect or outdated information, please let us know by email.
© 2018 Muckety LLC