New York (City) looking at restricting access to records.

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The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society reports that the State of New York may put very tight restrictions on obtaining records including requiring licensing for researchers.  More details at: https://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/access-alert?utm_source=enews&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=records+access
in The Tree House by Doug McCallum G2G6 Pilot (424k points)
edited by Doug McCallum
Because local Governments are hurting for money, I have a feeling we will see a lot more of this. Keep an eye on "your" local government and try to fight this trend,

Thank you Doug for posting this.
Wonder what will happen to the NYC record collections on FamilySearch and ancestry.

Not NYC but NY state - I requested my grandparents marriage record in February 2019, the $22 check was cashed  in November, still no record.
After reading this article, I don't see anything that reflects a "Restriction" to any records.

I just see a small fee increase for some and a small Fee being added for some other's.

With that stated...

That article, to me, does jump around a bit (with clever verbiage) to make an oddly phrased point.

I tried to explain my above "options" the best I could via text... :-O

~ Brian Kerr
[Theoretical Theorist]

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