This is the title of a great and provocative blog post by The Legal Genealogist (Judy G Russell) back in May about Records Access!
Okay, I’m (finally) home from my combination NGS and research trip, and it’s time and past time to get something off my chest. I have a question for each and every single genealogist out there who reads this blog or ever comes in contact with it.
Do you care — really care — about records access? About whether or not you’re going to be able to get your hands on that vital (birth, marriage or death) record, or see that document in the closed stacks at the state library or archives, or get that SS-5 application form without the parents’ names redacted, or even get that SS-5 application form at all? ...
Read the full article (and posted comments).
Are you attending FGS in
? If so, there’s a great
opportunity to learn more about Records Preservation & Access (RPAC) via a
session to be held 29 August 11:00-12:00, session W-110! Let’s not see if we can do better at FGS than
the ~ 20-25 attendees at the NGS program as mentioned by Judy! Records preservation and access are
critical to genealogists! Birmingham
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