IAJGS Records Access Alert Postings-July 2019

Jan Meisels Allen


I am posting this on both existing and new discussion group as part of the trial time.


Every month I post a listing of the IAJGS Records Access Alert topics from the previous month for you to see the variety of issues…some were posted on this discussion group as they were final edicts, but advocacy, and pending legislation and regulations- were not posted to the discussion group—all postings are included below. Any postings that had a time limit for access, such as free access that has expired are not included below.


+  (Canada) Library and Archives Canada Releases Collection Tool


+  (Ireland) 2021 Census Will Permit Option for Personalized Message


+  (European Union) EU Commission Fines Qualcomm 242 Million Euros For Breaching Antitrust Rules


+  (European Union) Court of Justice Hears Privacy Case Brought By Schrems Against Facebook and Data Transfer to the United States


+  (European Union) EU Picks Top Jobs


+  (European Union) Ursula von der Leyen Survives Narrow Vote to Become President of European Commission


+  (Germany-Austria- European Union ) Amazon Settles German and Austria Antitrust Probe Ahead of EU Battle


+  Reclaim the Records- Missouri Saga


+  (UK) Probate Records For Documents in England and Wales Reduced Price from £10 to £1.50


+  (US-France) US Launches Probe Into French Tax on Technology Giants


+  (US) Federal Judge Permanently Blocks Inclusion of Citizenship Question on 2020 Census


+  (US) Justice Department to Open Broad, New Antitrust Review of Big Technology Companies


+  (US) President Drops Adding Citizenship Question on 2020 Census; Issues Executive Order For All Government Departments to Share Data on Illegal Residents


+ (US) National Archives Digitizes More than 500 Volumes of US Navy Muster Rolls from 19th Century


+  (US) Trump Administration Changes Course Again on 2020 Census and Citizenship Question


+  (US) Trump Administration Gives Up Fight On Citizenship Question


+  (US) Trump Administration Tells Federal Judge That They Will Continue Efforts to Ask People about Citizenship on 2020 Census


+  (US-IL) Illinois Governor Pritzker Signs DNA Data Protection Law


+  (US-VT) Effective July 1, 2019 New Vital Records Law Becomes Effective


+ (US-WA) Genetic Genealogy Gets Its First Conviction


+ (US-WA) Washington State Department of Health Filed PrePosal Statement of Inquiry Regarding New Vital Records Rules


IAJGS opened its Records Access Alerts to anyone who is interested.  This was announced previously.  We now have subscribers from many genealogical organizations not previously able to subscribe. To be on top of what is happening I encourage you to register for the Records Access Alerts to receive the information in a timely manner.  If you are interested in any of the above items, please register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert and look at them in the archives.  To register for the IAJGS Records Access Alert go to:  and follow the instructions to enter your email address, full name and which genealogical organization you belong to-a society, SIG  or a subscriber of JewishGen, Avotaynu, Legal Genealogist  etc. You will receive an email response that you have to reply to, or the subscription will not be finalized. The alerts are archived and once you register you may access the archives at:


The IAJGS Records Access Alert is not a daily announcement list. Depending on what happens worldwide, there may be no postings for several days and other times there may be several in one day.


These are listed alphabetically not chronologically.  Each month the locales covered differ.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee