Giving Tuesday Special Offer: Help Reclaim the Records

DNA Bargains will make a $5 donation to Reclaim the Records for each person that uploads their DNA data to MyHeritage on Giving Tuesday 2017
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Upload Your DNA Test Data to MyHeritage and DNA Bargains Will Donate to Reclaim the Records on Giving Tuesday

Today, Tuesday, November 28th, is Giving Tuesday and DNA Bargains has a special offer:

For each person that uploads their DNA test data from another DNA company (such as Ancestry, 23andMe, etc.) to MyHeritage, DNA Bargains will donate $5 USD to Reclaim the Records.

There is NO CHARGE for you to upload your data to MyHeritage! Simply click HERE and then follow the directions on the MyHeritage website.

MyHeritage DNA has just released a new feature - DNA Match Review - to help genealogists understand their DNA matches and the next steps for further research

And click HERE to read more about the MyHeritage DNA Matching Page and the benefits of uploading your DNA test data to MyHeritage from other DNA testing companies.

Reclaim the Records: We Want Our Records Back

Reclaim the Records: We Want Our Records Back

Reclaim The Records is a not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and journalists. We work to identify important genealogical record sets that are not online anywhere and not broadly available to the public. We then use state Freedom of Information laws to force government agencies and archives to hand over copies of these records to the public, which we then digitize and put online for free use. Other organizations and companies are then free to make transcriptions and searchable databases of our images and data, if they wish.

Since our founding in 2015, we’ve already won the release of tens of millions of records. We upload all the records we acquire to the Internet Archive, as well as other Open Data websites. When government agencies fail to respond to our requests in a timely manner or are unwilling to comply with the law, we take them to court. We’ve won settlements in two groundbreaking lawsuits in the Supreme Court of New York, winning the release of decades of the New York City marriage license index and database, and we even won the payment of our attorneys fees from the city in the second case. We have more requests and potential lawsuits pending for other records from other states.

The bottom line is this: we want public records to be returned to the public. The law is on our side, and we’re not afraid to use it.

Click HERE to visit Reclaim the Records and to read how you can help this amazing project!

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