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

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

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
Subscribe to this list via RSS Blog posts tagged in Advocacy
bpl postcard
The Value of Open Public Records Sponsored by the Massachusetts Genealogical Council and the Boston Public Library 6-7:30 pm Monday November 9, 2015 Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Copley Square The program is free, registration is not required. Attendees are encouraged to express their opinions and concerns in this open forum for discussion. Sharon Sergeant, MGC Vice President, will moderate a multidisciplinary panel of experts and attendees to discuss how open public records benefit our society and citizens in practical applications today. Massachusetts was an early adopter of open public records:From the Body of Liberties, Approved by the Massachusetts Bay Colony General Court in 1639 and published in 1641. We will discuss how open public records benefit our society and citizens, ensuring that all laws and regulations are followed to protect civil rights, inheritance and property rights, historical and medical research advancement, records preservation and access as well as the repatriation...
Last modified on
Hits: 9206
Rate this blog entry:
0
I've been home from the FGS 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama for a week now and am still catching up on spreading the news of all the great happenings there. Perhaps my favorite surprise was the success of the APG Roundtable, "Records Access: The Art of Advocacy," held on Tuesday, August 28th. Sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG) and organized by Diane Gravel, it was in the form of a panel moderated by Thomas MacEntee. The panel, consisting of Kelvin Meyers, Terri Flack, Alvie Davidson and Polly Kimmitt, were asked a series of questions about the current state of records access legislation. (The link at the end of this article gives more details on the panelists and questions asked). Though RPAC has traditionally been the group in which we place our confidence, the community is seeking more in terms of instruction, advice, outreach and coordination...
Last modified on
Hits: 35501
Rate this blog entry: