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

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


(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 APG
    During the first day of the National Genealogy Society's 2013 conference, three events focused on records access. Harold Henderson, CG, the luncheon speaker for the Association of Professional Genealogists discussed "It's Not Just the SSDI: How We Can Advocate for Genealogy While Still Practicing It." He painted a bleak picture, noting that we often are on the defensive in protecting records access. We need to "keep the toothpaste in the tube" by showing an interest broader than our personal families. Just as it's too hard to put toothpaste back in a tube, it is also too hard to get access to records that have already been closed to the public. Harold advised us to be involved in all levels of government action, from legislating bills to developing regulations. Melinde Lutz Sanborn, CG, FASG, past vice president of MGC and current president of the American Society of Genealogists, titled her...
Last modified on
Hits: 144460
Rate this blog entry:
MGC The issue of records access will be front and center at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2012 Conference in Birmingham, Alabama next week. For the first time, MGC will have a table at a national conference, and we hope to spread the word about our activities as watchdogs over public records. Our display will be in the Society Showcase section of the exhibit hall and attendees will find answers to many questions plus information on how to get more involved. It can be confusing to those not accustomed to the legislative process, but we aim to demystify! If you are in Birmingham, please stop by our table, pick up our newsletter and think about joining our society! APG On the Tuesday night before every FGS conference, the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) traditionally holds their APG Roundtable. This year it is Records Access: The Art of Advocacy. MGC is thrilled to welcome APG to the...
Last modified on
Hits: 37030
Rate this blog entry: