Recent Blog Posts

bpl postcard
The Value of Open Public Records
Records and Repositories
Rate this blog entry:
0
10849762 815727755140585 6825543623968073505 n
MGC's NERGC Panel on Open Records: Citizens Can Make a Difference
General Legislation
Rate this blog entry:
0
b2ap3_thumbnail_3560856061_20a83080d0_z.jpg
How many deaths before the SSDI gets updated again?
Legislation Federal
Rate this blog entry:

MGC Blog Tag Cloud

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

SUPPORT MGC Today!

(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
We are soliciting your input. Have you ever been denied records by any state simply because you are not a resident of that state? It recently came to our attention here at the Massachusetts Genealogical Council that some states have their own Freedom of Information Acts, but that these are designed to restrict records access. With this restriction in place, a hypothetical situation would be that a reporter for the New York Times or the Chicago Tribune or the Boston Globe would be unable to access the records. What is true for reporters is true also for genealogists and historians. Delaware law Chapter 100, Section 10003 (a), restricts access to any citizen of the State: All public records shall be open to inspection and copying by any citizen of the State during regular business hours by the custodian of the records for the appropriate public body. Virginia also restricts records access...
Last modified on
Hits: 79458
Rate this blog entry: