Legislative Alerts

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Proposed Fee Increases

From LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG®, CGL℠ President, Board for Certification of Genealogists The U.S. Citizenship and Immig [...]

2019-12-03T10:46:58-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Proposed Fee Increases

If You Don’t Care About Genealogy, Skip This Post

If you do, sign here. Did you know you cannot obtain a death record in Oklahoma during the seventy-five years after a death unless [...]

2018-05-15T09:51:44-04:00October 30th, 2015|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on If You Don’t Care About Genealogy, Skip This Post

Last Chance to Comment on Rules Regarding Social Security Death Index Access

By Barbara Mathews, CG® Board-certified genealogists working in forensic genealogy should read the new regulations for access [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:14-04:00January 11th, 2015|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on Last Chance to Comment on Rules Regarding Social Security Death Index Access

The Road to Better SSDI Access Goes Through All Fifty States

A stretch of road between California and Nevada, photograph by Dan Thorburn, used under Creative Commons license, https://www.fli [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:14-04:00November 21st, 2014|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on The Road to Better SSDI Access Goes Through All Fifty States

RPAC Report, April 2014: Access Changes to the SSDI – Update 2

Photograph courtesy of Microsoft Office. By Barbara Mathews, CG® BCG's Representative to the Records Preservation and Access [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:16-04:00April 14th, 2014|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC Report, April 2014: Access Changes to the SSDI – Update 2

RPAC Report, January 2014

Courtesy of Microsoft Office. By Barbara Mathews, CG® BCG's Representative to the Records Preservation and Access Committee [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:17-04:00February 1st, 2014|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC Report, January 2014

RPAC 2013 Year-End Report: SSDI Recent-Death Redactions Begin in 90 Days

By Barbara Mathews, CG® BCG's Representative to the Records Access and Preservation Committee A Look at the Year 2013 This yea [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:17-04:00December 18th, 2013|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC 2013 Year-End Report: SSDI Recent-Death Redactions Begin in 90 Days

RPAC Report, August 2013

Jan Meisels Allen presenting at IAJGS 2013. Photograph © Barbara Mathews. By Barbara Mathews, CG® The three societies that a [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:18-04:00August 31st, 2013|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC Report, August 2013

RPAC Report, June and July 2013

Courtesy of Microsoft Office. By Barbara Mathews, CG® The Records Access and Preservation Committee is tracking activities a [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:18-04:00July 12th, 2013|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC Report, June and July 2013

RPAC Report, April and May 2013

© 2013 by the National Genealogical Society, Inc. Used by permission of the National Genealogical Society and the photographer, S [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:18-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC Report, April and May 2013

RPAC Report, March 2013

Courtesy of Microsoft Office. By Barbara Mathews, CG® My friends will attest that two of my burning concerns are the pres [...]

2018-05-15T09:52:45-04:00March 8th, 2013|Legislative Alerts|Comments Off on RPAC Report, March 2013