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« on: Wednesday 30 September 15 14:31 BST (UK) »
I thought this organization might be of interest to people researching in the US. 

http://www.reclaimtherecords.org/faq/

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We’re a not-for-profit group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and open government advocates who are filing Freedom of Information requests to get public data released back into the public domain. We’re collecting information about archivally important data sets that are not available online or on publicly available microfilm, and we’re using Freedom of Information laws and Open Data initiatives to get copies of this information released back to the public.
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We’re planning a series of requests for data under state Freedom of Information Laws, starting with New York City, New York State, and New Jersey archives and libraries. We started with one pilot project in 2015, and will be launching three more in early 2016.

Their newsletter, which can be seen here - http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=6a1be2dc76 - says they were successful in their first case trying to get the more detailed marriage license application for the NYC Municipal Archives. 

Hopefully, these efforts will give greater and easier access to helpful records.

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Re: reclaimtherecords.org
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 16:32 GMT (UK) »
This to-do list of Reclaim the Records may be useful for people to see availability of records and indexes in some states/cities:  http://www.reclaimtherecords.org/to-do/

The requests that they are planning are listed here:  http://www.reclaimtherecords.org/records-request/  If these requests are successful, they should be very helpful for people researching ancestors from New York and New Jersey.

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Re: reclaimtherecords.org
« Reply #2 on: Friday 25 March 16 13:11 GMT (UK) »
Reclaim the Records is reporting that they received the index to the New York City Clerk's Office marriage records for 1908-1929.  They will be uploading the actual images of the index to the Internet Archive beginning Monday.  They said that these records contain about 10% more records than the brides/grooms index that is currently transcribed on www.italiangen.org

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Re: reclaimtherecords.org
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 April 16 20:46 BST (UK) »
Reclaim the Records has announced this:

THE INDEX TO THE NEW YORK CITY CLERK'S OFFICE MARRIAGE PAPERS (AFFIDAVITS, APPLICATIONS, AND LICENSES) FOR 1908-1929

https://archive.org/details/nycmarriageindex

Includes (so far) 48 items scanned from 39 microfilms:
 MANHATTAN 1908-1929
 BROOKLYN 1908-1929
 BRONX 1914-1917

Still to come are nine more microfilms:
 BRONX 1918-1929
 QUEENS 1908-1930
 STATEN ISLAND 1908-1938

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Free New York City Marriage Index original records
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 April 16 22:31 BST (UK) »
This just acquired and photographed

https://archive.org/details/nycmarriageindex

Topics with same information merged ~ moderator
ARNOLD, PARTINGTON, FOSTER in StHelens
BEBBINGTON, FINDLOW in Northwich
BURROWS,Billinge,Northwich
DUMBILL/DUMBELL, Gt Sankey, St Helens
EDMUNDSON in Northumberland, Warrington, St Helens, Manchester
HENDERSON, Northumberland,St Helens
LIPTROTT, Billinge
BURROWS, Billinge, Northwich

BOAST, Suffolk,Widnes,St Helens :-
http://rattyclan.tribalpages.com/

https://sites.google.com/view/ss-samwater

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Re: reclaimtherecords.org
« Reply #5 on: Friday 05 August 16 20:37 BST (UK) »
More good news from Reclaim the Records - the New York City marriage index from 1930-1995 will soon be available on the internet.  http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=aee6566e00

Some early 20th century New Jersey BMD indexes are also coming soon - http://us11.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=3a4bc69cfc

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Re: reclaimtherecords.org
« Reply #6 on: Friday 05 August 16 21:59 BST (UK) »
Great news thank you
ARNOLD, PARTINGTON, FOSTER in StHelens
BEBBINGTON, FINDLOW in Northwich
BURROWS,Billinge,Northwich
DUMBILL/DUMBELL, Gt Sankey, St Helens
EDMUNDSON in Northumberland, Warrington, St Helens, Manchester
HENDERSON, Northumberland,St Helens
LIPTROTT, Billinge
BURROWS, Billinge, Northwich

BOAST, Suffolk,Widnes,St Helens :-
http://rattyclan.tribalpages.com/

https://sites.google.com/view/ss-samwater

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Re: reclaimtherecords.org
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 29 September 16 11:04 BST (UK) »
More good news from Reclaim the Records - the New York City marriage index from 1930-1995 will soon be available on the internet.  http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=aee6566e00

And here it is:  http://www.nycmarriageindex.com/

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« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 November 16 16:32 GMT (UK) »
They now have the New York City registered voters' list from 1924 online - http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=5f700fdc65a51d3813e67dab2&id=2af2a58d17&e=c04476a3fd