Reclaim the Records

We're a not-for-profit activist group using state Freedom of Information records requests to get public copies of genealogical and archival data sets.

We've filed two successful lawsuits against City agencies in 2015-2016, and gotten our hands on millions of NYC and NJ records that were previously locked away inaccessible to researchers. And then we put it all online, for free!

Learn more about us at or follow us on Twitter at @ReclaimTheRecs.