Free Online Genealogy Website of the Day – Reclaim the Records

Reclaim the Records is a non-profit organization that strives to obtain genealogical record collections that “ought to be” in the public domain but are restricted by government organizations. They file FOIA and Open Data requests to obtain the records and if that fails to succeed, they go to court.

Once records are obtained, the organization digitizes the records and makes them available on repositories such as the Internet Archive for public use by genealogy researchers and anyone else who has an interest.

Here is a list of all their projects, many of which are completed and now available:

To access the site and get more details as well as other collections and projects in process, go to

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