The volunteers at the State Agency Databases Across the Fifty States project at http://wikis.ala.org/godort/index.php/State_Agency_Databases are keeping busy.
A NEW ORPHAN – MAINE
Maine has become our newest orphan. Outgoing volunteer Tim Schneider was kind enough to check the links on this page before he withdrew. He also updated a number of our “subject specific databases” pages as you’ll see below.
We thank Tim for his work and hope someone will step forward and claim Maine.
If working with Maine interests you, check out our Volunteer Guide. If you can meet the basic responsibilities, send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiki activity ought to pick up this week because we are gearing up to do our quarterly check for broken links and hunt for new databases.
For a full list of our last week’s activity, visit http://tinyurl.com/statedbs. Below are highlights of the work we’ve done together:
TEXAS (Ann Ellis)
Texas Sex Offender Registration Program – The database provides public access to the Department of Public Safety’s sex offender registration program as required by the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Six different search categories are included. Not all offenders are available in the the database.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC PAGES
Maine Writers Database – Searchable database of writers with a relationship to the State of Maine. The connection may be birth, residency, employment or works that are set in Maine.
Maine – Osteopathic Physician Search – License information for osteopathic physicians, searchable by name or license number.
Maine – Interactive Search – Searchable database of records available in the Maine State Archives in the following collections: Photographs, Maps, Movies, Newspapers.
Maine – Death History Search – Database of death records from 1960 to 1996. Searchable by Last Name, First Name, Middle Name, Town of Death and date range. Results include name, date and town of death, age at death and death certificate number. Actual certificates must be ordered from the Maine State Archives.
Maine Prisoner/Probationer Search – Search for adult prisoners or probationers in the Maine Department of Corrections system. Search by name, gender, race/ethnicity, age, race and a number of physical characteristics.
Maine – Added Main Statistics and made note that there is no official State Blue Book.
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