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State Agency Databases Activity Report 11/20/2011

It has been two weeks since our last report, mostly because I’ve been wrapped up in National Novel Writing Month (NANOwrimo).

Our volunteers remain active and productive at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project.


Health Practitioner Databases (Lynn McClelland)

With the addition of OK, OR, TX, WV and WY. Lynn now has 38 states plus the District of Columbia represented on this page. I was particularly surprised by the number of practioner databases were available for West Virginia.


See our last 14 days of activity at http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d for a blow by blow description of changes to the wiki. Here are a few highlights:


INDIANA ( Kimberly Brown-Harden)

Closed Institutions and Student Records – This website contains a database of defunct, or closed schools in Indiana and were accredited by the Commission. Students can also request academic transcripts.

MISSOURI (Annie Moots)

Missouri State Highway Patrol Online Boat/Drowning Incident Reports – From the web site: “Information on this site is preliminary information relating to boat incidents and drownings investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division. (Incidents investigated by agencies outside the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division are not included.) They are posted here automatically and remain online for 29 days.” These are not official reports.

NEW MEXICO (Adrienne Walker)

Find Your Legislator – Locate current members of the House of Representatives and the Senate by name, district or zip code. Former legislators can be searched by name. There are also documents available listing current leadership, addresses, phone numbers and seating charts for the New Mexico House of Representatives and the Senate.


Liz Paulus has done EXTENSIVE link checking and fixing to the Oregon page.


Our last official orphan remains Rhode Island. Will you be the one to take the last “unadopted orphan?”

If you’re interested in adopting Rhode Island, check out our volunteer guide and then send me an e-mail if you’d like to adopt it. If you adopt Rhode Island, be prepared to put your name and contact information on the main project page AND your state page within two weeks of receiving your wiki login. See the Volunteer guide for more details.

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