Information about this request is coming soon!
#OurAncestors A1: Part of the problem is the late-20th century 'privacy hole' where records aren't available unless you have boots on the ground in NYC. Big props to @ReclaimTheRecs for making indexes available. https://archive.org/details/reclaimtherecords
Yeah, we know we were kind of quiet on Twitter in January, but it's only cause we just filed our first lawsuit of the year against an archive, and we didn't want to raise our voices too loudly in their reading room. 💅
(Details on the latest case coming real soon.)
Tickets for this year's #FOIAFest are now on sale!
Want a panel on housing? We have one. Immigration? Yep. Policing, education, project collabs, organizing, the gang database, labor? All of them!
It's three days of virtual FOIA fun, what's not to love? https://headlineclub.org/foia-fest/
There is a photograph in my house that haunts me. It is 100 years old. I don’t really need to look at it anymore because I have memorized every detail. But look at it I do. It is safely in my cupboard of photographs because I fear it might dissolve away in the vulgar light.
OUR NEW FAVORITE GIF
@ReclaimTheRecs @Asparagirl @MassGenCouncil MGC M:O.R.E Zoom meeting getting me amped about how I will be FOIAing so hard! #Genealogy
Following up another long day of class by watching Brooke of @ReclaimTheRecs give a presentation for @MassGenCouncil 😃
It would be great if it happened organically, but in reality we are likely going to have to sue, sue, sue — just as we’ve been doing for years. We have not heard about any proactive plans to make things better for public access. So, we fight on.
Hey @ReclaimTheRecs, can you weigh in on possible access changes to federal records of genealogical interest under the new administration?
Best new genealogical record of 2021:
Covid vaccine confirmation cards!
...which your distant cousins post photos of, on their Facebook walls, thereby finally allowing you to know their birthdates for your tree.
(True story! Hat-tip to genealogy pal who shall remain nameless.)