This clip on Good Morning America is about those “Local Records Office” solicitations that so many of our residents have questions about. They mention an Illinois County Recorder, where it seems records can be had for free, so if you share this (please do!), make sure to note that Indiana Recorders have to charge $1 per page.
(Recorders, please note: Regardless of our personal opinions
, we must be careful to refrain from calling these solicitations “scams” or otherwise claiming they are illegal or fraudulent. This has been through the courts in Indiana
, and it is currently lawful for them to continue their business, as long as they adhere to agreed-upon requirements and restrictions.)