An updated IAJGS Latest_Alert has been posted to the IAJGS
website (www.IAJGS.org) go to left hand button "legislation"
then click on Latest_Alert or click on Latest_ Alert next to newsboy
in middle of home page. When the Latest_Alert opens the updated
part about the US National Archives starts on page 3.
Included in the Latest_Alert are the statements for the IAJGS,
National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Records Preservation
& Access Committee (RPAC) of which IAJGS is one of the three
voting members (along with the FGS and NGS). Also included
is the statement presented by US Archivist David S. Ferriero.
The NGS and Archivist's statements were made on December 16,
2009 during the hearing by the House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census
and National Archives on: History Museum or Records Access
Agency? Defining and Fulfilling the Mission of the National Archives
and Records Administration. The IAJGS and RPAC statements
were submitted in advance of the hearing and were referenced
being on the NGS website during the NGS oral statement
making their locations also part of the record.
On December 17 the National Archives and Records Administration
held a public meeting/open forum- a legally different procedure
than a public hearing. IAJGS also submitted a statement for this
forum which may be accessed on the Latest_Alert.
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-large, and
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee