Lectures, Meetings

Reclaim the Records: Using Freedom of Information Laws for Genealogy

When: Sat., March 21, 12-2 p.m. 2020

Brooke Schreier Ganz, founder of Reclaim the Records, will present how they use Freedom of Information laws – and sometimes even lawsuits – to obtain copies of previously inaccessible archival record sets, which they then put online for free public use. They have won the first-ever public and online access to more than twenty-eight million archival records.This presentation will explain how they accomplished this, as well as the history and legal basics of Freedom of Information laws, and will teach you how to file requests for any records that may help their own family tree research.

Price: FREE


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