Sunday, March 13, 2016
Rhoda Goldman Plaza
2180 Post Street
San Francisco 94115
(parking information available at http://www.jewishgen.org/sfbajgs/calendar.html)
Tired of being told by state archives or libraries that the records you want are inaccessible? Reclaim the Records is a new not-for-profit group filing Freedom of Information requests to get “off limits” genealogy records released back to the public and put online for free. Learn about a successfull challenge to the New York City Municipal Archives in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and our upcoming plans.
About the speaker: Brooke Schreier Ganz is a genealogist, computer programmer, and open-data activist. She works on making archival records more accessible to the general public through technological solutions and legal remedies. She is a former Vice President of Gesher Galicia, and designed and built the Gesher Galicia Web site, including its innovative and free All Galicia Database. Brooke won second place in the 2012 RootsTech Developer Challenge for the underlying search engine codebase, named LeafSeek.
The San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the development, preservation, and distribution of Jewish genealogical knowledge and material, and the sharing of techniques and tools with others who may be researching their Jewish roots. Meetings are free, and everyone interested is welcome to attend. Coffee and tea will be served.
For more information, visit our Web site or contact gro.s1477572182gjabf1477572182s@yti1477572182cilbu1477572182p1477572182.