JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen IAJGS Now Full Member of RPAC #general

anne lee

IAJGS is delighted to announce that the Boards of Directors of both the
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Genealogy
Society (NGS) have voted to make the IAJGS a member of the Records
Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC). Since 2004 IAJGS has been serving
on this committee as a non-board member. Jan Meisels Allen, IAJGS Board
Member and chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring
Committee (PRAMC) has been and continues to serve as the IAJGS
representative. The IAJGS PRAMC continues to operate independently, but
cooperatively with the RPAC.

The mission of the RPAC is: "To advise the genealogical community on
ensuring proper access to historical records of genealogical value in
whatever media they are recorded, on means to affect legislation, and on
supporting strong records preservation policies and practices." This
committee was founded by the FGS and NGS. While other genealogical
organizations have been non-members of the committee, until the recent
action by the two boards only FGS and NGS were considered members. Other
genealogical organizations currently serving as RPAC non-board members may
be made members in the future.

If you learn of any legislative or regulatory actions that impede access to
vital records, please pass this information on to Jan Meisels Allen at

Anne Feder Lee,
President, IAJGS

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