Reclaim The Records is excited to announce that, in coordination with the New Jersey State Archives in Trenton, we have [...]
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.)
As a non-profit org, we're not allowed to make statements in favor or against any politician, party, or candidate.
So we're just going to link to some newspaper articles here about our open records work, which may or may not intersect with recent news.
Genealogists with even semi-recent immigrant ancestors (and/or who are recent immigrants ourselves) can confirm.
Whether or not you’ve ever tried to overthrow a democratically elected government by force is literally a question on every US citizenship and immigration form
One interesting voter history project we know about is https://www.floridamemory.com/discover/historical_records/election1867/ -- digitized Florida registration rolls from 1867-68. #dighum
I'm gearing up for an exciting new #dighum project w @archifydd this spring! As we scheme, I'd appreciate hearing about *your* fave digital exhibits & resources on the history of voting & voting rights, especially voter registration. Not just women's suffrage but #Afterthe19th.
And thanks to the open records law which the Manual Redeye journalists very effectively used to expose white supremacy in KY law enforcement. We must fight to preserve the open records law in the face of annual legislative attacks. https://twitter.com/lbblackford/status/1346855700148969478
Thanks to @manualredeye, we now know how seriously white supremacy has infiltrated the top levels of law enforcement; it's time to root it out everywhere. https://twitter.com/heraldleader2/status/1346854923397455875
@ReclaimTheRecs Boston College discovered that private agreements can be superseded by laws also: https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/25/boston-college-ordered-by-us-court-to-hand-over-ira-tapes
Really important legal case going on today in Michigan that combines two of our favorite things: people using FOIA to get access to important documents, and archivists being document-withholding schmucks in defiance of the law:
I hear there is something happening at the capitol today, but for me the most important event is the Michigan Supreme Court hearing on unsealing the Tanton papers @HMAesq https://www.michiganadvance.com/2021/01/06/boxes-of-sealed-papers-from-an-influential-anti-immigrant-activist-have-been-stored-at-u-of-m-for-years-so-whats-in-them/