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

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


(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

Today at NERGC 2013: Friday, April 19th

Posted by on in Legislation NE not Massachusetts
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 20249
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

Lunch, sponsored by MGC, features Laura Prescott

Laura's lunch topic is "Jousting with the Gatekeepers."  Lunch requires pre-registration. If I don't run, soon, I'll be late myself...

Special Interest Group: "Records Access Denied?"

Tonight NERGC features the Special Interest Groups, or SIGs. They are designed to be information get-togetheres around interesting topics. They start at 7:00 and end at 9:00. (The end time of 10 is a typo in today's program.)

Our SIG will be on the 12th floor of the conference hotel, in the Governor's Suite. We will have a wonderful nighttime view of Manchester and surrounding towns. Come by just for the view if you want.

Our informal program plan is to have a mini-workshop. We'll have our laptops there. Tell us what state your are from and we'll figure out how to use the internet to find out if your legislature is considering bills that might limit your records access.

Come and challenge us!







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 Wednesday, 25 May 2016