Brown County, Wisconsin says: No Digital Cameras

In another heart breaking announcement, GenealogyBlog announces Digital Cameras to be Banned in Document Areas of the Brown County, Wisconsin, Courthouse.

Don’t plan on avoiding copying fees in some Brown County offices by using your digital camera.

The Brown County Board will consider an ordinance banning the use of digital cameras or any recording devices in sensitive or private areas of county buildings.

The ordinance would allow department heads to decide on the extent of the ban in their offices. It’s part of a growing trend toward regulating digital cameras on cellular phones in sensitive places.

During my visit last year to Wisconsin researching our family history there, some of the staff warned me that this was coming. The threat appears to be towards camera cell phones violating privacy and copying birth records and other vital records to be used illegally.

Sad days for family history researchers.

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