Weekly Update

April 29 – California State Library Foundation — Celebrating Adolph Sutro’s 183rd Birthday- Sutro Library, 1630 Holloway Ave., Reading Room, 5th floor, San Francisco

Find meetings, workshops and seminars in your area on the CSGA – Calendar of Events


If you are concerned about the current trend for legislatures to limit or close access to records of genealogical importance here are a couple of resources besides our own CSGA Legislative Committee for keeping up with what is happening throughout the country.

The first is the  Record Access and Preservation Committee.  The committee’s mission 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.”

The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies – Public Records Access Monitoring Committee   states they “Monitor activities and proposals of libraries and repositories of genealogically relevant documents, records and materials, in regard to changes in procedures for access, storage, maintenance, preservation, transfer, or incipient destruction of such genealogically relevant documents, records and materials. Included are legislative and regulatory activities in both governmental and non-governmental repositories, which have records of genealogical value”

I suggest you bookmark both and make it a habit to check now and again to see what’s up!

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