What would happen if you lost your birth certificate, driver’s license, passport or medicare card? What if your house flooded and photographs or precious furniture pieces were damaged? What can you do about damaged money or savings bonds?
Don’t worry, the USA.gov website has an answer for all of those situations and more, compiled into one webpage with easy-to-follow links. From address changes to copies of your federal tax returns, this one-stop shopping website can be a lifesaver.
All who have French-Canadian ancestors will love this new database available as part of the Monroe County Library System’s Online Resources.
Ever wonder what the check for the purchase of Alaska looks like? How about Eli Whitney’s patent for the Cotton Gin, or the Instrument of Surrender document used in 1945 when Japan surrendered? All of these documents, and 97 more are available to view from the comfort of your home.
Tax season is about to begin, and many taxpayers are looking through old receipts wondering what to keep and what to pitch. What about all those other papers that have accumulated over the years? The following website articles will help you clean out your files for a less cluttered New Year.
The holidays are a time of year when many people are searching for evaluations for the newest technology products. While many branches of the Monroe County Library System carry a subscription to Consumer Reports, a second opinion is often desired.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the nation’s consumer protection agency. The agency works hard to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices. These types of practices have become commonplace, and the FTC wants to educate the public about these scams.
The Monroe County Opportunity Program (MCOP) offers a number of housing programs. Two of these programs include:
The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration (NHTSA) has unveiled a new, free, online search tool for consumers to determine if a vehicle is directly impacted by a recall.
Now Available from the Secretary of State - Just in time for the August 5 election:
"It's time to vote" text and email reminders
For the first time, Michigan voters can sign-up to receive free text or email reminders from the Michigan Secretary of State's office whenever an upcoming election is around the corner.
To sign up, go to michigan.gov/sos and click on the red envelope located with all the social media icons towards the bottom of the page.