One of the two types of codes used to uniquely identify a land patent (the other type of ID code is serial number). An accession number directly relates a document image to the original hardcopy document. It identifies the state, volume number and page number of the original GLO document (valid only for the 13 eastern public domain states, with the exception of Iowa).The format of accession numbers is SSVVVV__.PPP where SS is state code, VVVV is the volume number, and PPP is the page number. For example, LA3010__.023 identifies the document on the 23rd page of volume 301 for Louisiana.See also Accession/Serial Number.
Added: Fri Jan 06 2006
Last Modified: Tue Jan 10 2006