Recent Blog Posts

bpl postcard
The Value of Open Public Records
Records and Repositories
Rate this blog entry:
0
10849762 815727755140585 6825543623968073505 n
MGC's NERGC Panel on Open Records: Citizens Can Make a Difference
General Legislation
Rate this blog entry:
0
b2ap3_thumbnail_3560856061_20a83080d0_z.jpg
How many deaths before the SSDI gets updated again?
Legislation Federal
Rate this blog entry:

MGC Blog Tag Cloud

land records 2012 Records Access Advocacy Annual Meeting and Seminar Vendors access Lame Duck medical pedigree HR295 TIGTA audit DMF; SSDI; Tax Fraud; legislation Teresa Scott Kate Auspitz award identity fraud ISJGS smallpox inheritable disease Alfred DeMaria Linda McCleary State Library Henning Jacobson Presenters NERGC HR3475 IAJGS SSA family traits Alvie Davidson budget humane Billie Fogarty NFOIC NEHGS threats to access funding threats to access Sponsors Arkansas Jan Meisels Allen records access APG Roundtable legislators HR3475 DMF Social Security Administration Civil Records Presidential Citation 2012 Seminar open access Registration volunteerism 2014 Seminar Jan Meisels Allen Delaware DMF FGS Tax Fraud fraud budget cuts Melinde Byrne Stan Nyberg Transparency legislation S3432 Massachusetts medical profile Rep. Richard Nugent (FL) closures online registration Massachusetts Federal Richard Nugent Georgia Richard McCoy Rep. Michael Capuano (MA) Annual Meeting Jan Alpert State legislation Death Master File Genealogy communication FGS Conference S-1534 Thomas MacEntee Vital Records FamilySearch Identity Theft Instruction public access Oklahoma FOIA health history Rep. Sam Johnson (TX) Advocacy Barbara Mathews legislation Rhode Island diagnosis DPH NAPHSIS records access Education Kenneth Ryesky IRS War of 1812 RPAC HR6205 Sharon Sergeant Jacobson v Massachusetts outreach Legislative MGC volunteers S1534 SSA Programs IGS Public Records mail forwarding Tennessee Congress Congress Annual Seminar New Hampshire archives Society Showcase Georgia records access civil records Public Records Ethnicity Virginia Virginia Speakers State House Georgia Archives Elections Lou Szucs legislation Arkansas State archives New Jersey Mary Ellen Grogran SSDI SSDI HR 295 IAJGS Harold Henderson FGS Access Donna Holt Siemiatoski sysoon Bruce Cohen seminar Tennessee APG Newsletter pensions Judy Russell NGS Legal Genealogist Ancestry Randy Seaver Fred Moss blog Senate Open Access Records Access David Rencher Health pedigree RPAC Michael J. Astrue Annual Seminar family medical history Helen Shaw introduction Free Pennsylvania New Hampshire

SUPPORT MGC Today!

(Online donations available
after website update in 2016.)
 
MGC has been recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). Gifts of support are fully tax-deductible and donors will receive a written acknowledgement for tax purposes.

MGC Sentinel logo MGC Sentinel Logo

MGC Sentinel

Keeping Watch Over Massachusetts Public Records

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form

MGC Receives National Recognition

Posted by on in General Legislation
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 57132
  • 1 Comment
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

FGS 2013 Pres. Citation to MGC-smaller

Every year, the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) holds a large national genealogical conference. The highlight of the conference for MGC this year was being awarded a Presidential Citation from D. Joshua Taylor, President of FGS, in recognition of our outstanding work in ensuring records access for genealogists! When our FGS delegate was called to the front of the huge hall to accept the award in front of all of her peers she was quite tickled and very proud.

MGC Booth in FGS 2013 ShowcaseMore than 1,500 genealogists gathered this year in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to learn, share, network and stock up on reading material! FGS members include genealogical societies, libraries, family societies, archives and companies, and all share the goal of studying the history of families. Regular ol' genealogists attended the conference in abundance and were not disappointed. MGC had a presence in the Exhibit Hall in the area known as Society Showcase, a small, village-like group of tables promoting smaller societies (as opposed to big companies like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch). Quite a few people stopped by the MGC table to talk about records access issues and take a chance on our wondrous door prize, which consisted of lots of goodies based on a Massachusetts theme, e.g. An 'R's ah fa losahs' tee shirt, some lobster bibs, Necco wafers, USS Constitution paperweight, 2 DVD War of 1812 set, antique postcard of Pilgrims, MGC mugs, and much more.

MGC thanks FGS for the opportunity to take our mission to the national level, and we are very grateful for the President's Citation in that it helps to promote our cause of keeping civil records open and accessible to all genealogical and historical researchers.

 

Last modified on
Rate this blog entry:

Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt is a Board-certified genealogist specializing in Massachusetts research. She has been taking clients for sixteen years and researches a variety of topics from Mayflower lineages to locating townlands of Irish immigrants. She is a case worker under contract to the US Army on repatriation cases, helping to locate family members of servicemen missing or killed in previous conflicts. She currently serves as a director at Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and editor of the FGS Voice Newsletter, and is past president of MGC. You can read her personal blog at http://pk-pollybog.blogspot.com.

Comments

Leave your comment

Guest
Guest Monday, 27 March 2017