Reclaim the Records is a not-for-profit group of genealogists, historians, journalists, and researchers who are using the Freedom of Information laws to identify and acquire genealogical records that have been hard or expensive to access.


Reclaim the Records strives to bring public records back into the public domain. You can support their efforts with a US tax-deductible donation. 


“We work to identify important genealogical record sets that are not online anywhere and not broadly available to the public. We then use state Freedom of Information laws to force government agencies and archives to hand over copies of these records to the public, which we then digitize and put online for free use. Other organizations and companies are then free to make transcriptions and searchable databases of our images and data, if they wish.”



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