November 2022 Summary of IAJGS Records Access Alert #records #general #jgs-iajgs

Jan Meisels Allen

As mentioned previously, 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 but most were not—all postings are included below.


The following are the summaries for the month of November, 2022.  In order not to miss out on important information it is worthwhile for you to be subscribed to the Records Access Alert.

Without records, genealogists cannot do genealogy –making certain that we retain access and gain access where it is impaired is every genealogists' responsibility.


  • Google Slapped with $391.5 Million Settlement in Privacy Lawsuit


  • Today is World Preservation Day-November 3, 2022


  • (European Union) After CEJ Ruling European Countries Begin Taking Down Public Company Registers
  • (European Union) EU States Want to Hoard Data Despite Court of Justice Ruling


  • (Gibraltar) Decennial Census Taken
  • (Ireland) Digitization of the 1926 Census
  • (Italy) Italian Court Rejects Google's Appeal Against Antitrust Watchdog Fine, Accepts Apple's One


  • (New Zealand) New Zealand Archivist Removes Online Access to Archives Records Due to Potential Privacy Breach


  • (United Kingdom) UK Competition Watchdog Investigates Apple and Google 'Stranglehold' over the Mobile Market


  • (US) Census Bureau Being Sued Over 2020 Census
  • (US) Census Bureau Proposed Regulation on Resumption of Population Estimates Challenge Program and Proposed Changes to Program
  • (US) Census Bureau Looking For Input on 2030 Census Tools and Messages
  • (US) Census Bureau StatVentures Gives Public Opportunity to Submit Concept in Ways to Improve Census Bureau Data
  • US) Department of Commerce Census Bureau Proposed Regulation on Annual Integrated Economic Survey
  • (US) Michiganology Genealogy Site Has 10 Million Records Online
  • (US) National Archives Second Public Release of NARA Records Concerning 15 Boxes Received from Mar-a-Lago in January 2022
  • (US) National Archives to Transfer George W Bush Museum Operations to the George W Bush Foundation
  • (US) NARA Starts Work on Release of 1960 US Census For 2032
  • (US) Same Sex Marriage Bill Advances In US Senate
  • (US) USCIS Proposed Rule on Extension of approved Collection of Information


The IAJGS Board of Directors approved opening the Records Access Alert to anyone who is interested in records access. 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 you are encouraged 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, 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