The Source Book to Public Record Information

The Source Book to Public Record Information

by Michael Sankey, Peter Webber
     
 

This work profiles some 20,000 government agencies in the United States that house public records. Entries provide information on all levels of government from local to federal. Categories of records covered include business records, lien and security interest records, legal records on individuals, credit information and social security numbers (!), legislation and…  See more details below

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This work profiles some 20,000 government agencies in the United States that house public records. Entries provide information on all levels of government from local to federal. Categories of records covered include business records, lien and security interest records, legal records on individuals, credit information and social security numbers (!), legislation and regulations, hazards to the environment, medical records, and military records. Entries provide addresses and contact numbers as well as providing some brief explanation of the types of records kept, how they are kept, and methods of record retrieval. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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As stated in the introduction, "Public records are often perceived as mysterious, difficult to access and hard to decipher." But this revised, updated fourth edition can alleviate those problems. Produced by the publisher of top-notch public record directories, this indispensable reference profiles more than 20,000 record-keeping agencies and reflects thousands of hours of research. More than a directory, it also includes access procedures, restriction fees, and turnaround times. Compared with recent editions, it places greater stress on online access, web addresses, area code changes, access procedure changes, and new zip codes. Sections have been revised to eliminate obsolete information, include updated information, and provide searching hints. Numerous Internet resources are provided, with the section for searching federal records online proving to be an especially good source, with lots of useful links and relevant background information. The book may seem rather intimidating at first glance, but it is clear and concise, relatively easy to use, and aimed at the nonspecialist. The two-part layout, "Public Records" and "Individual State Resources," is especially helpful. Although the information here may be found in other resources, this expansive, accessible, and timesaving compilation is a valuable ready-reference tool. Recommended for academic, public, and law libraries as well as genealogical research collections and social agencies.-Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781879792685
Publisher:
BRB Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
4TH
Pages:
1600
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.86(d)

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