A new Web site, DetectiveForums.com, provides links to public records resources on the Web together with free bulletin boards where users can share resources and post questions on public records. The site so far has links in only seven categories, but says it will soon have more than 75 categories. In numbers of links, it is no comparison to SearchSystems.net or Pretrieve.com. But the site’s bulletin boards could prove useful in helping to locate hard-to-find records. That, of course, will depend on how many users the site gets and how much information they have to share. But if you regularly search for public records online, this site is worth watching.

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