The Library of Congress has registersed 1,300 local legacies which are the local events, community festivals, and other grassroots activities within each state that celebrate the cultural diversity and richness of its citizens. Here are found the Tennessee Local Legacies. The Library of Congress Local Legacies page provides more information about the project and provides links to every states’ local legacies.
Time Magazine offers a free, searchable database of Time Magazine covers and the content of all of its issues going back to 1923.
Sports Illustrated magazine offers a free, searchable database of the content for the last 54 years of Sports Illustrated magazine.
This entry from DIPNOTE, the U. S. Department of State Official Blog, states that the State Department has received many questions from the press and the public on what is contained in a passport file, and in this entry is found the information that is contained in a passport file.
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life conducted a survey of 35,000 American adults to compile this report on the religious affiliation of the American public. Data and statistics are presented in a variety of formats. The full report is available for download.
Life Stages from Nutrition.gov “provides easy access to the best food and nutrition information from across the federal government” for infants, children, adolescents, men, women, and seniors. Much good information on healthy eating and healthy nutrition for everyone.
Some reminders about some important consumer sites:
Free Credit Reports
“annualcreditreport.com is the authorized online source for you to get a free credit report under federal law.”
National Do Not Call Registry
Tennessee Do Not Call Program
Federal Trade Commission Consumer Complaint Form
State of Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division — File a Complaint
State of Tennessee Consumer Affairs Division–Buyer Beware List
Materials, including images, pamphlets, letters, maps, and more, from the diverse Library of Congress digital collections, on the contribubutions made by African Americans to the arts, education, industry, literature, politics, and other areas are found on this site.
Maintained by the Federal Trade Commission, with signifigant contributions from other federal agencies, this site provides tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help people guard against Internet fraud, secure their computers, and protect their personal information. Identity theft, phishing, wireless security, spam scams are among the topics covered. There is also a link to where a complaint can be filed with the FTC about Identity Theft and other Internet-related problems.
Submitted by Doris Dixon (Raleigh):
“The three forms used for filing individual federal income tax returns are Form 1040EZ, Form 1040A and Form 1040. If you are filing a federal income tax return on paper, use the simplest form you can. Using the simplest allowable form will reduce the chance of an error that may cost you money or delay the processing of your return.”
From the website: “The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.”