FamilySearch Indexing (Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Oklahoma.

It is a clone of this request.

Est. Completion None
No Responsive Documents


From: Burkely Hermann

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oklahoma Open Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Policies, procedures and/or documents pertaining to indexing for FamilySearch, otherwise known as Intellectual Reserve, Inc. or FamilySearch International, a genealogical non-profit operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) by inmates within facilities run by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. This includes any documents regarding Family History Centers operated within such facilities, and any documents referencing LDS Correctional Services, a division of LDS. Examples of such documents include contracts between the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and FamilySearch, often called a "Memorandum of Understanding," with an attachment describing FamilySearch's assistance.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Burkely Hermann

From: Department of Corrections

We received your request for policies, procedures and documents relating to indexing for Family Search. No such material exist.

Thank you.

Matt Elliott, MBA; Public Information Manager
Communications Unit - Administrative Complex
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Office: 405-425-2520
Cellphone: 405-435-9173
Fax: 405-425-2578<>

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It is the mission of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections
to protect the public, the employee, the inmate and the offender.

From: Burkely Hermann

Mr. Elliott,
Thanks for your response. I am not surprised to see you do not have any responsive records to my request, but I thought I would check anyway. Thanks again for your help in this process as I hope to learn the extent of FamilySearch's prison indexing program across the U.S.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann