Interview with Brooke Schreier Ganz of Reclaim the Records


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Have you ever gotten frustrated that the records you REALLY need from a US city or state across the country (or world), one you'll NEVER travel to, hasn't released their vital records indexes online? Brooke Schreier Ganz felt that way about New York (as so many have) and she decided to do something about it. Listen to my interview with her as she explains her response to the problem: she created a FREE service (and two websites) called Reclaim the Records, a tax-exempt, charitable organization whose goal it is to use Freedom of Information laws at the state and Federal levels to access public, government records and make them available to all researchers. She'll even explain how you can do it yourself, how Reclaim the Records can help you, and give us a heads up about some upcoming projects. Listen in!

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