Reclaim The Records is a not-for-profit activist group of genealogists, historians, researchers, and journalists. It works to identify important genealogical record sets that are not online anywhere and not broadly available to the public. Through public records laws, it works to obtain copies of the records and then digitizes them and puts them online for free use.
What did Reclaim the Records do with the Death Index? It created a new website, https://www.newjerseydeathindex.com, which it describes as “Your one-stop shop for everything you ever wanted to know about the New Jersey Death Index, with a searchable database of over 1.2 million records for 2001-2017 and direct links to over 500,000 digital images for the not-yet-transcribed 1901-2000 data.”