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

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


(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 Arkansas
Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Vice President and Chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee keeps MGC up-to-date on legislative developments. Here is a summary of her latest announcement. State vital records laws that redact or restrict information can stymie genealogists.  A recent example is Virginia's law allowing only Virginia residents the right to access public records. According to the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) there are eight states that have or have had similar provisions: Arkansas, Georgia, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania,  Tennessee,  and Virginia.  See: Several groups and individuals are taking this provision to the U.S. Supreme Court. One person from Rhode Island and another from California are challenging the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provision on access for only Virginia citizens. Two Federal appellate courts have each ruled differently, which is why it is being appealed to the Supreme Court. A decision by the Supreme Court whether it will...
Last modified on
Hits: 85586
Rate this blog entry: