|Procedure for requesting data from historical records for academic purposes|
Phone Calls: Send the messaging shown in the Answer section
1. Respond to patron
o Let patron know that their request has been sent to Jake Gehring GehringJG@familysearch.org who will be processing their request and who will be their future contact person.
2. Email Jake Gehring the following info:
o Case Number:
o Contact Name:
o Contact Email:
o Contact Phone:
o Notes: Copy the patron request into the email
3. Close Case: CATEGORY 1 = Research Assistance: CATEGORY 2 = Historical Records - Data Request; RESOLUTION = Knowledge Base.
FamilySearch will share certain genealogical data sets with academic institutions via a restricted use license in order to foment and encourage research in areas such as historical demography, geography, statistics, history, genetics, and computer science.
Research requests may or may not be granted depending on the proposed use of the data, the licensability of the content in question, and the internal resources required to provide the data.
The research use license is rather strict and includes clauses that:
Director, Data Operations
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