Friday, March 11, 2011

More on New York City Municipal Archives Being Merged Into Citywide Adminsitrative Services

It was recently reported on this forum about the March 15 public meeting (not hearing) on the merger proposed by NYC Mayor Bloomberg of the Municipal Archives into the NY City Citywide Administrative Services. Steve Siegel, President of the JGS-NY has provided additional information.

The New York City Council has legislation pending to accomplish the merger--File Number Int 0486-2011. The bill would amend the City Charter and the Administrative Code of NYC in relation to the transfer of functions from the Department of Records and Information Services to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. The bill would also repeal section 72 of
the Charter of the Department of Records and Information Services. The bill was introduced on March 2 and has been referred to the Committee on Governmental Operations. The names of the Committee members are available by clicking on the link with the committee name.

For more information on the file and to follow its progress go to:
http://tinyurl.com/4orgbfb
original url:
http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=846429&GUID=1690D76B-6EB7-4D67-9D5E-B0834F1B9D4A&Options=ID|Text|&Search=department+of+records

With so many Jewish genealogists having roots in New York City this action is of interest to many of us as it effects the administrative branch that holds many vital records and other records of genealogical value .

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Director-at-Large
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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