FamilySearch Indexing (Virginia Department of Corrections)

Burkely Hermann filed this request with the Department of Corrections of Virginia .
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From: Tom Nash


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Virginia Freedom of Information 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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Please note that I am a citizen of Virginia, and am using MuckRock's services to help manage and track my request.

Sincerely,

Tom Nash

From: Department of Corrections

Good Morning,

The Department has received your request for records pursuant to Section
2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia. Please be advised that it is
practically impossible to provide the requested records or determine
whether they are available within the five working days required by FOIA.
Therefore, we are invoking subsection B 4 of § 2.2-3704 to provide us with
seven additional working days to respond to your request. Thank you for
contacting the Virginia Department of Corrections
--
Ryan C. McCord, J.D.
Legal Issues Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
Ryan.McCord@vadoc.virginia.gov
Ph: (804)887-8340

From: Department of Corrections

Good Afternoon,

Thank you for your request for records made in accordance with the Virginia
Freedom of Information Act (§2.2-3700 et seq.). You have requested records
relating of 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 Virginia Department of Corrections.

This office has no records responsive to your request because the records
do not exist.

Thank you for contacting the Virginia Department of Corrections.
--
Ryan C. McCord, J.D.
Legal Issues Coordinator
Virginia Department of Corrections
Ryan.McCord@vadoc.virginia.gov
Ph: (804)887-8340

From: Burkely Hermann

Mr. McCord,
Thank you for responding. I am not surprised that you do not have any responsive records to my records request. Even so, I thought I would check to see if you had any records, since specifics of FamilySearch's prison indexing program in the U.S. are murky at best. With that being said, thanks again for looking through your records.

Best regards,
Burkely Hermann

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