Forum member Alec Ferretti will discuss the accomplishments of Reclaim the Records, a nonprofit that seeks to restore public access to genealogical documents. RTR has succeeded in obtaining and publishing, for free, decades of vital records indexes from New York City, New York State, and New Jersey and is currently working on projects across the country. He will also explain the many ways to access these newly available collections. Ferretti, a member of the RTR board, is a dual degree master’s student at NYU’s Archives and Library Science program and works as genealogist-in-residence at the Wells Fargo Family and Business History Center.
* The date of the October meeting has been changed from Oct. 19 to Oct. 5
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Meetings are held at Bethpage Public Library
47 Powell Ave., Bethpage, N.Y.