A brief history of FOIL and FOIA
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@ReclaimTheRecs so I finally found the probable burial place where my genaological research for a lady in a psych facility from 1917-1977 led me to and there's a huge fence with a sign "no trespassing property of state of New York" 💔 #reclaimtherecords
Maybe giant commercial genealogy companies literally monetizing the recently dead — and thereby profiting off the Uvalde massacre — might want to engage with their users about their behavior.
Or maybe someone in the press should ask them about it.
The Genealogy Guys sever their sponsorship by Find A Grave over Ancestry's failure to institute meaningful ethical constraints. #genealogy https://www.legalgenealogist.com/2022/07/01/the-courage-of-their-convictions/
MuckRock has dutifully sent them reminders almost every two weeks. DA replies that they still have 0 records available and I should keep waiting. The strategy @chesaboudin uses here is familiar: ensure whatever is damaging is hidden for as long as possible.
[email protected] will leave office with an Ethics Commission complaint I filed today for willful violation of Sunsnine Ordinance. June 2021 I requested his comms with judges. After lying that they would produce them 3-4 months after Sept 2021, he has not produced a single record.
@WACourts recently limited the public's online access to court records in 37 of WA state's 39 counties.
Sometime after April 29, @WACourts disabled the "anonymous" option the public used to access online court information through WA state's Odyssey Portal. https://bit.ly/3ORRu2O
Dear @FOIA_Ombuds and @USNatArchives,
We are officially nominating our board member Jonathan Webb Deiss (@jondeiss) to serve on the FOIA Advisory Committee for the 2022-2024 term.
(You really should appoint him.)
Reclaim The Records
Livestream now: Watch the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) and the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Ombudsman's office annual meeting.
#FOIA #opengov @FOIA_Ombuds
The Archive of Sexuality and Gender allows researchers to peruse rare materials from 51 archival collections including correspondence, zines and newsletters, photographs, subject files, government documents, and records from community organizations. https://on.nypl.org/3A9tgNw
A good potential @ReclaimTheRecs project! -
#familyhistory #genealogy @NYSomh
This case has a lot of implications for #genealogy. It's not arguing copyright infringement, but emotional distress over the use of an enslaved ancestor's photos by the university.
I wonder, now that Ancestry owns all user photos on its platform, if it could see a similar suit. https://twitter.com/TheRoot/status/1541456348251992067
Massachusetts Supreme Court Says Woman Can Sue Harvard for Use of Images of Her Enslaved Ancestors http://dlvr.it/SSx3sT