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State Agency Databases Activity Report 1/8/2012

Welcome to the first State Agency Databases activity report of 2012! We have a lot of activity to report from the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States Project.


We started making note of project statistics in May 2011. This enables us to report partial year statistics (May – Dec 31) for our project pages. Here are a few highlights for 2011:

Total visits to state database pages – 73,606
Total visits to subject based database listings – 10,325

Top five states by number of visits:

Missouri 5592
Florida 3694
Alaska 3438
California 2786
Ohio 2437

Bottom five states by number of visits:

New York 478
Vermont 470
West Virginia 397
Maine 383
Minnesota 307

Most popular subject page – Prisoner Locaters – 6,239. This is also the most popular page in the entire project.

The full set of project statistics for our site can be found at http://tinyurl.com/StateAgencyDBstats2012 as a Google Spreadsheet.


As a result of the yearly page review procedure put in place last year, the following states have become available for adoption:

New York
Rhode Island
West Virginia

If adopting any of the above states interests you, please review our Volunteer Guide. If you think you can fulfill the basic responsibilities listed AND can start modifying your page within two weeks of receiving a wiki login, please e-mail me at danielcornwall@gmail.com.


Prisoner Locater Tools – An offender lookup tool for Utah was added to the page.


For a blow by blow list of changes to our project over the past 14 days, please see http://tinyurl.com/statedbs14d. Here are some highlights:


NEW MEXICO (Adrienne Walker)

The Judicial Branch of New Mexico – This online case lookup is maintained by The New Mexico Courts. This database gives access to the lower court cases of the New Mexico District Court, Magistrate Court and Municipal Court data. Municipal court data is limited to criminal Domestic Violence and DWI historic convictions from September 1, 1991 onwards. Searches can be conducted by name, case number or DWI.

NEW YORK (Orphan – Added while reformatting page)

New York State Kosher Food Registry Search – Registry is searchable by product (type or name, packaged or unpackaged), by food establishment name, by store (name or location), by name of certifier. Records for products include brand, name, size and certifying agency.

NORTH DAKOTA (Kathryn Thomas)

State Document Depository – State Documents can be searched in the library catalog. Lists of recent arrivals can be viewed by agency name and then by document title.

UTAH (Orphan – Added while reformatting page)

Utah Burials Search – Database of people buried in Utah. May be searched by deceased name, dates of birth and death, and burial place (any, county, city/town, cemetary). Records contain name, birth date, death date, burial date, place of birth (when available), place of death, grave location, source (when available), comments, when available.

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