On October 24 New York’s genealogical community (as well as Reclaim the Records super star Brooke Schreier Ganz) went to the mattresses against NewYork City’s Board of Health. As many of you know the board of health is attempting to restrict access to birth records for 125 years, and death records for 75. As well as redacting the cause of death on death certificates. As genealogists or family historians we know that without the paper trail that makes are family trees we don’t have squat!
Attached is a link to a video of the October 24 public hearing. Listen to thoughtful and sometimes feisty comments of our passionate genealogical community. Get inspired! https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/about/hearings-and-notices/public-meetings-archive.page
NewYork City’s Board of Health likes to do things under the cloak of darkness. You have emailed, mailed and signed petitions, be prepared, there may be another call to action!