Brooke Schreier Ganz will present Reclaim the Records
Thursday, October 14
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
A video conference meeting using Zoom. Registration required.
Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates. They identify important genealogical record sets that ought to be in the public domain but which are being wrongly restricted by government archives, libraries and agencies. They file freedom of Information and Open Data requests to get that public data released back to the public. And if the government does not comply, they take them to court. Everything they win is digitized and put online for free, without any paywalls or usage restrictions, so that it can never be locked up again.