Recent Blog Posts

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

MGC Blog Tag Cloud

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


(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

Today at NERGC 2013: Friday, April 19th

Posted by on in Legislation NE not Massachusetts
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 21225
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

Lunch, sponsored by MGC, features Laura Prescott

Laura's lunch topic is "Jousting with the Gatekeepers."  Lunch requires pre-registration. If I don't run, soon, I'll be late myself...

Special Interest Group: "Records Access Denied?"

Tonight NERGC features the Special Interest Groups, or SIGs. They are designed to be information get-togetheres around interesting topics. They start at 7:00 and end at 9:00. (The end time of 10 is a typo in today's program.)

Our SIG will be on the 12th floor of the conference hotel, in the Governor's Suite. We will have a wonderful nighttime view of Manchester and surrounding towns. Come by just for the view if you want.

Our informal program plan is to have a mini-workshop. We'll have our laptops there. Tell us what state your are from and we'll figure out how to use the internet to find out if your legislature is considering bills that might limit your records access.

Come and challenge us!







Last modified on
Rate this blog entry:
Barbara serves as the Federal Records Director. She is a Board-certified genealogist who works for the Massachusetts Society of the Colonial Dames of America as a Verifying Genealogist and for the Welles Family Association as a Genealogist. Her volunteer service includes a stint as President of MGC. She holds a master’s degree in the management of non-profits from the Florence Heller School at Brandeis University. You can read her own blog, The Demanding Genealogist, at


  • No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment

Leave your comment

Guest Sunday, 26 March 2017