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This story has it all: genealogy and family history, old plantation records from the 1830’s, the casual dismissal of African-American oral family history, archives and institutions refusing to hand over records, and a lawsuit in progress:
Oh hey there, fellow genealogists and historians, did you all know that good old @Ancestry is one of the companies in this trade group that just gave something called THE INTERNET FREEDOM AWARD to the computing pioneer...
I should point out: The destruction requests apply to the documents even if they're digital (PDFs, databases, spreadsheets, jpegs, etc.)
The National Archives & federal agencies don't care whether documents are on paper or are digital or both. They still want 95-98% destroyed.
THREAD/ Time to saddle up. The National Archives has posted more proposals from agencies that want to destroy records. For a limited time, we have a chance to comment on any of them
This is a crucial process with direct effects on transparency, accountability & historical record