Wisconsin Newspapers Create Public Record Site

Member newspapers of the Wisconsin Newspaper Association now publish public record notices from their respective newspapers on a web site that is free to use by the general public. To view the published public notices, follow the WNA News site link and click on the menu option for “Public Notice Web Site” at WNA News.

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FirstGov’s New Government Search Engine

The new FirstGov search engine powered by Vivisimo and Microsoft has been launched 3 months ahead of schedule. The new search engine for the US Federal Government now indexes over 40 million pages compared to 8 million pages for the previous search site. The FirstGov search engine uses Vivisimo’s clustering technology to cluster similar results […]

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Tips For Requesting Open and Public Records

Bill Lueders from The Capital Times in Madison, WI has written an excellent article with 10 tips for requesting open records and public records from government agencies. The article specifically addresses open record and public record requests in the state of Wisconsin. However, the tips can be generalized for requesting open and public records in […]

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Congressional Vote Records Database – 1991 to Present

The Washington Post provides a free online database of all Congressional voting records for the House of Representatives and Senate from 1991 to the present. You can access the Washington Post Congressional voting records database at The U.S. Congress Votes Database

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Locating Student Records Online

Student records from colleges and universities can be a great source of personal background information on current and former students, provided you can obtain them. Student records can include various things, like class transcripts and grades; written evaluations; financial aid records; loan collection records and disciplinary records. Most colleges and universities have their own procedures […]

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