Information technology and records management work together hand in hand and strive to incessantly provide the public an easier and more improved way for records retrieval. As per the US Public Records Law, the state is accountable for its citizenry. Hence, the general public is entitled to whatever recorded proceedings the state has should they need them in whatsoever legal purposes.
Harris County divorce records, for instance, are archived both in the state and county level. In Georgia, like most other states in the US, it is the Department of Public Health specifically the Bureau of Vital Statistics which is responsible for identifying, classifying, securing, retrieving, tracking and destroying vital records in the Peach State. However, not all vital records are deemed public. Divorce decrees, for example, are available in two kinds – certified and informational. Certified copies are restricted whereas informational copies can be requested by anyone who needs them. The former, however, can only be acquired locally through the Probate Court of the County Clerk Recorder.