In support of the belief that people have the "right to know" about government records,
Congress enacted the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA); we created the Records Project.
The Freedom of Information Act, signed into legislation by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July, 4 in 1966 and enacted the following year, mandates full or partial disclosure of information or documents (not previously released) held by the US Government. — Wikipedia
Though this mandate for access to public records has been clearly established, the process by which we can obtain public records may not be so clear. Depending on the types of records we seek, requests may be required at the national, state, county or a local level; and depending on the subject of our request, information might only be available in a particular format—a paper certificate, an original archive, or even a digital data file.
It is from this need for easier access to public records that the Records Project realized its Mission—and through your suggestions we hope to achieve our mission—to become your encyclopedia for state and county records.
We look forward to mobilizing a successful project,
the Records Project Team