Category Archives: Public Records

Not your typical Oregon legal research resources

I added a section called “Other Useful Information” to the Oregon entry.   The section covers the non-legal information I am most often asked to find for other states — Business Registrations, News, UCC Filings and Vital Records. Advertisements

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Expanded explanation of verifying active military duty

I am regularly asked to verify whether a defendant is currently serving in the military.  The best way to do this is to search the Official Department of Defense Servicemembers Civil Relief Act website.  This is slightly trickier than it … Continue reading

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New section on finding police reports

I just wrote up a section on finding Police Reports in the Criminal Law entry.  There are actually several ways to get police reports, depending on state laws, local laws, and the relevant police department’s policies.   Vehicle accident reports are often … Continue reading

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All things must pass: the demise of the free Social Security Death Index

The Social Security Death Index database from is no longer free.   I edited the Finding People, Social Security Numbers and Vital Records entries accordingly.

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Busy morning for the tax-exempt entity entries

This morning I spruced up the Hospitals, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Campaign Contributions and Foundations entries.   In addition to the edits, I added in links to the Active Organizations search posted by the National Center For Charitable Statistics and the IRS’s Political Organization … Continue reading

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List of National Archives researchers

I created a little section called “National Archives” in the Washington D.C. Document Retrieval entry.   It features the Archives’ list of Independent Researchers Available for Hire and two companies that I’ve heard do good work.  I’ll add more researchers if … Continue reading

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The week in review

Some additions: A “Campaign Contributions” section for the Background Checks entry; A “Dockets/Case Information” section for the Massachusetts entry; A “Land Records” section for the Washington State entry; The specialty public records platform Archives for the “Marriage and Divorce Records” section … Continue reading

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