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

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


(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 New Jersey
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: 85474
Rate this blog entry: