Help Us
Help You
Keep Access to Records


MGC Blog Calendar

Loading ...

MGC Blog Latest Posts

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:
Please Sign RPAC's Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights
General Legislation
Rate this blog entry:

MGC Blog Tag Cloud

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

Member Login



fgs ptp donate

MGC Sentinel logo MGC Sentinel Logo

We're getting ready for NERGC!
Visit to register

NERGC 2015 Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future



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: Thursday, April 18th

Posted by on in Legislation Federal
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 70232
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

MGC's Access to Records for Genealogists -- 3:15-4:15 pm, in the Stark Room.

It's not just your average panel discussion! Today's MGC Open Records Access discussion will include some fun as well. The Massachusetts Genealogical Council is sponsoring "Access to Records for Genealogists" from 3:15 to 4:15 in the Stark room.

You don't want to miss this one. Thomas MacEntee will be our emcee and moderator. After a brief panel discussion about issues, we will move into an improvisational skit. Come get a few laughs while you learn about the sense and complete nonsense of SSDI closure to prevent tax fraud.

Thomas MacEntee, Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, Richard McCoy (vital records registrar of Vermont), Sharon E Sergeant and Barbara Mathews will acting the parts of a U.S. Congressional staff person, a newspaper reporter, a police detective, a victim of identity theft, and a genealogy society leader. Who gets which role????? Come and find out!!! Cheer us on, boo or hiss.

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, 19 April 2015