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Over the past few years, we at Reclaim The Records had to file TWO different Freedom of Information lawsuits against @nycrecords to get the Kings County (Brooklyn) "Old Town" records released to the public -- once as microfilms, then as digital files.
We won BOTH lawsuits!
@RMcGreevy1301 @findmypast Ditto WW1 soldiers wills. Free in Ireland; chargeable in UK. Australia, NZ and Canada doing well making WW1 personnel records available free.
@RMcGreevy1301 @findmypast I agree. And the Irish National Archives have done a magnificent job both on the content and making it available for free. I can't say enough.
I would like to record my admiration of Catriona Crow for bringing this about.
In Ireland census records are freely available to the public; in the UK they have been outsourced to a private company @findmypast who charge through the nose for them. These are public records and they should belong to the public.
Could not be prouder to have partnered with @MyFamilyGenie on finally solving the mystery of @jackieyoung36's father. It was a privilege, Jackie.
Many public libraries are unlikely to pay for Worldcat, which effectively makes it look like they don't exist.
The new UI shows only "Featured libraries", the ones that *pay* to subscribe to Worldcat, by default.
The others are hidden under an "All libraries" tab, and those don't have links to catalog records.
The old http://worldcat.org showed you every library that had a book, sorted by distance from you, with clickable links into each catalog's item view.