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An Evening with Brooke Schreier Ganz – Co-Sponsored with the Massachusetts Genealogical Council
January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
– Zoom Meeting
Presented by Massachusetts Genealogical Council and
co-sponsored by JGSGB
Reclaim The Records is a non-profit organization that advocates for greater transparency and accessibility for genealogical, archival, and vital records in the United States. They use state Freedom of Information requests and lawsuits to provide copies of previously inaccessible records to the public. Reclaim The Records then digitizes and publishes the records online for free public use, without any copyrights or usage restrictions.
Reclaim The Records is the first genealogical organization to successfully sue a government agency for the release of records back to the public. As of July 2019, the organization has acquired and freely published more than twenty-five million records,
Brooke Schreier Ganz discusses the work of Reclaim The Records to secure open access to public records. Brooke will talk about resources that have been returned to the public and how genealogists can access and use them for free. She will also describe the fight to obtain access to them so that we can all feel empowered to get involved in this effort and to support the work of Reclaim The Records.
Join us to learn more about the successes and ongoing efforts of Reclaim The Records and how we can all support the work of this organization.
This presentation is free, but registration is required.