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Family History Driving Much of Citizens’ Public Records Searching

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· Story link What are the records most frequently sought by the average citizen? Organ State Archivist Mary Beth Herkert…

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What are the records most frequently sought by the average citizen? Organ State Archivist Mary Beth Herkert says it’s birth and death certificates, marriage licenses and other data that help geneologists track family histories. And a lot of folks go to police logs when they’ve heard a siren in the neighborhood the night before. Environmental records drive a lot of online research, too. (3/25/08)