A gift 🎁 for YOU for Giving Tuesday: 1.76 million NEW JERSEY birth index records! Never before online! FREE! - https://mailchi.mp/reclaimtherecords/new-jersey-geographic-birth-index-and-delayed-birth-index-1901-1929
You guys, it's Giving Tuesday. Everyone's favorite fake holiday.
But even though we're a non-profit, we have NOT hit you up with a flood of donation requests.
And that's cause later tonight we're giving *YOU* all a present for Giving Tuesday!
The Provincial Administrative Court in Krakow, Poland, ruled in favor of a genealogist attempting to get information for a client. The court ruled that proof of direct relationship to obtain records from archives isn't necessary. Let this be a sign of more openness for records.
UPDATE, five weeks later:
The hard drive finally showed up today!
It's a state's early 20th century birth index!
It's 28 years of data!
It includes locations!
It has NEVER been online before!
It's 493 GB! 😳
And very soon, it's all gonna be FREE. 🥰
UPDATE, four months later:
We should be getting several hard drives full of lovely new digital scans of these microfilms sent to us in the next few days.
It's ~30 years of a state birth index (early 20th century) that has never been online before. 😁
date: I'm an expert in genealogy
me: *mouthful of bread* how does he fit in the lamp?
Angelina Belle Peyton Eberly, an innkeeper and honorary member of our board of directors, taking on Sam Houston and his soldiers, and reclaiming archival records from the government of the Republic of Texas in the 1842 “Archive War”. 🙌🏼
Reminded today of an archive system in Eastern Europe that barely has enough heat in the winter, so its researchers wear coats as they work, and which shuts down its file/web server during non-business hours, because it doesn’t have enough money for the electricity all night. 😟