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Reclaim The Records is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit activist group that uses state and federal Freedom of Information laws to obtain copies of genealogical and historical data sets from government agencies, libraries, and archives. We then make the data available to the public for free, without any copyrights, usage restrictions, or paywalls.



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New Jersey Marriage Index
New Jersey Marriage Index
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This is a collection of records of marriages that were recorded in New Jersey.  Some of these records (earlier years) were obtained from the New Jersey State Archives, in Trenton, New Jersey, in 2015. They were previously only available on microfilm at the Archives, and were never before available online or in any other format. And some of these records (later years) were obtained from the New Jersey Department of Health, under an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request in 2017....
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New Jersey Death Index
New Jersey Death Index
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These records were obtained from the New Jersey State Archives, in Trenton, New Jersey. They were previously only available on microfilm at the Archives, and were never before available online or in any other format. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), which purchased copies of the microfilms from the Archives in late 2015. The films were then digitally scanned by the non-profit group FamilySearch in April and...
Topics: genealogy, deaths, New Jersey
New York State Death Index
New York State Death Index
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This is the index to deaths in New York State in 1880-1956. These records were obtained by the non-profit activist group Reclaim The Records through a New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request originally filed in January 2016 and completed seventeen months later in mid-2017. Prior to this, the records had only been available on microfiche at a small number of libraries in New York State, and had not been easily available to the general public. Some things to note: 1880 and 1881...
Topics: genealogy, death, New York State, New York
New York State Marriage Index
New York State Marriage Index
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These are scanned images of the index to marriages that occurred in the state of New York, originally compiled by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). This information was obtained through a New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records against the NYS DOH in September 2017. Marriage index data was requested from 1881 through December 21, 2016, but the NYS DOH only delivered data up through December 31, 1965. The...
New York State Birth Index
New York State Birth Index
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These are scanned images of the index to births that occurred in the state of New York, originally compiled by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH). This information was obtained through a successful New York State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records against the NYS DOH in September 2017, which was finally completed in August 2018. This publication is the first time that this information has been made freely available...
NYC Marriage Index
NYC Marriage Index
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This collection contains images of the index to New York City marriage licenses, applications, and affidavits. These records were obtained and published by the non-profit group Reclaim The Records, through two successful Freedom of Information lawsuits brought against the city in 2015 and 2016. These marriage license records were originally kept by the New York City Clerk's Office. Some of the older records were eventually moved to the New York City Municipal Archives, where they were available...
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of the Bronx (Bronx county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging of...
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Manhattan (New York county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging...
Topics: genealogy, elections, voters lists, voting, democracy, New York City
Nebraska Death Index
Nebraska Death Index
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In 2019, the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records made a Nebraska Public Records Law request to the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services , asking for a copy of the state death index. Most states make some kind of index or finding aid like this available for their historical records, even if the actual certificates themselves may have some privacy restrictions. But Nebraska was unusual in that it had never before released this index for public use. Although the state was...
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Brooklyn (Kings county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging of...
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Mississippi Death Index
Mississippi Death Index
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Introducing the first-ever freely-available publication, online or otherwise, of the Mississippi Statewide Death Index!  This record set covers deaths in the state of Mississippi from about November 1912 (although a few counties were slow to join in) through 1943. This record set was originally compiled by the Works Project Administration (WPA), as part of their incredibly important  Historical Records Survey  group. Up until, oh,  right now , the only place...
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New Jersey Geographic Birth Index
New Jersey Geographic Birth Index
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Wyoming Marriage Index
Wyoming Marriage Index
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This is the marriage index for the state of Wyoming. The data is all indexed twice, once by the bride's surname or maiden name, and once by the groom's surname. Data for 1941-1952 is collected into large sets and broken down by the first letter of the surname, while data from 1953-1966 is available in smaller annual sets. These records were originally obtained in late 2017 by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records, through a Wyoming Sunshine Law public records request made to the...
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New York City Geographic Birth Index
New York City Geographic Birth Index
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This is the New York City Geographic Birth Index. Unlike the "regular" New York City birth index, this record set was arranged by the place of birth of the child (as recorded on the birth certificate), rather than arranged alphabetically by the surname of the child of of the parents. Because many phonetic and spelling variations and handwriting errors may be present on old original birth certificates and in the "regular" city birth index, it is sometimes difficult to find a...
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This is the list of all registered voters in New York City in 1924 for the borough of Queens (Queens county). It was published by the City Record, and is separated out first by Assembly District (A.D.) and then by Election District (E.D.) and then by the residential address where each person had registered to vote that year. This data was obtained by the not-for-profit activist group Reclaim The Records ( https://www.ReclaimTheRecords.org/ ), who commissioned the first-ever digital imaging of...
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New Jersey Death Index
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This PDF file contains scanned images of the index to deaths that occurred in the state of New Jersey. This information was obtained through a successful New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request filed by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records against the New Jersey Department of Health in the summer of 2018. This is the first time that this information has been made available to the general public, outside of a few early years of data that were previously only available at the...
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This PDF file contains scanned images of the index to deaths that occurred in the state of New Jersey. This information was obtained through a successful New Jersey Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request filed by the non-profit organization Reclaim The Records against the New Jersey Department of Health in the summer of 2018. This is the first time that this information has been made available to the general public, outside of a few early years of data that were previously only available at the...
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These were the locality (county and municipality) codes used by the Department of Health in their records between the years 1949-1984.  They are not all the same as the modern codes.
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NYC Marriage Index
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This is the 1914 index for the borough of Manhattan (New York county) in New York City for marriage affidavits, applications, and licenses.  It was digitized from microfilm #7 from a set of 48 microfilms that covered records for 1908-1929. Background This data set was originally collected by the New York City Clerk's Office, and later transferred to the New York City Municipal Archives.  For several decades, this data was only available in microfilm format and was only available to...
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Buffalo (New York) Death Index
Buffalo (New York) Death Index
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This collection holds images of the entire Buffalo, New York death index from 1852-1944. These files were obtained by the non-profit group Reclaim The Records using the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). The city had made these scans of the death records for internal use several years ago; Reclaim The Records obtained copies of the thirteen CD's that held these images. Please note that the far-right margin is unfortunately cut off on several of these scanned pages. For more information...
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This is the list of all the registered voters in New York City in 1924. It was published by the City Record, a daily New York City government publication, in late 1924. This list is separated out first by the borough (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Queens), then by the larger Assembly District (A.D.) number, then by the smaller Election District (E.D.) number, and then finally by the residential street address where each person had registered to vote that year. Households are...
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This is the list of all the registered voters in New York City in 1924. It was published by the City Record, a daily New York City government publication, in late 1924. This list is separated out first by the borough (Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Queens), then by the larger Assembly District (A.D.) number, then by the smaller Election District (E.D.) number, and then finally by the residential street address where each person had registered to vote that year. Households are...
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Missouri Birth Index
Missouri Birth Index
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In February 2016, the non-profit activist group Reclaim The Records asked the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) for a copy of the state birth index and state death index, by making two requests under the Missouri Sunshine Law. Initially, it didn't seem like these would be difficult or controversial requests. This basic index data, just names and dates of people who were born or died in the state, were explicitly declared to be open to the public under Missouri state law,...
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