What's worse than government agencies illegally pretending that the public data they hold is copyrighted, private, or can only be seen when sold to the highest bidder?
Well-known large non-profit genealogy groups doing the same thing.
Not naming names here, but ugh, so gross.
Here's #FOIA in Le Carre's Smiley's People. Page 53 in my edition. https://twitter.com/resentfultweet/status/1303062707189448706
On my fourth Death Merchant novel and finally got some Reagan-era #FOIA slander: 2
@ReclaimTheRecs All 10 of my immigrant ancestors never naturalized because Asian immigrants to the US weren't allowed to obtain citizenship until 1965.
Raise your hand if you've ever found any immigrant ancestors who never naturalized (for whatever reason) on various federal and state census records. 🙋♀️
More on #CENSUS2020 today: Court blocks Trump order to exclude undocumented immigrants from Census count https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/trump-census-documents/2020/09/10/6c2bdcce-f3a0-11ea-bc45-e5d48ab44b9f_story.html
Move over, @BeineckeLibrary, there's a hot new contender for Best Historical Subtweeting.
Neither rain nor sleet nor piles of letters can stop these #USPS workers! This #PhotoOfTheWeek highlights #PostalWorkers and the impact of organized labor. Read the full #POTW blog post here: https://bit.ly/3ikdcgc #tbt #ThrowbackThursday #BHSArchives #BrooklynHistory
I'm on the phone with an IRS agent who doesn't believe my name is real and I'm like you're the actual government, you would know.
Hey. We know we've been quiet on Twitter for a few days, but it's only because we have SO MUCH going on behind the scenes!
In no particular order: writing and filing our first amicus brief, receiving millions of new files, planning new lawsuits, meetings galore.
Stay tuned. 😊
@ReclaimTheRecs You are a hero to genealogists. It drives me crazy seeing the wildly different "privacy" laws between states -- just look at PA vs NY for death certificates. Keep holding them accountable & working to raise awareness for open records! ❤