RPAC at NGS Las Vegas this week– Wednesday the 8th of May

Records preservation and access issues will be addressed in at least three sessions at the National Genealogical Society’s annual conference in Las Vegas this week.

The APG Luncheon on Wednesday, the 8th of May, will feature Harold Henderson, CG addressing the topic “It’s not just SSDI:  How We Can Advocate for Geanealogy While Still Practicing It” in Ballroom C.

On Wednesday, the 8th of May, Melinde Lutz Burne will suggest that active advocacy is our only recourse in a world where public records document private lives. Her lecture entitled “Advocacy for Record Access” will be held in Ballroom F beginning at 2:30pm Pacific Daylight time.

Later in the afternoon, beginning at 4:00pm Pacific Daylight Time in Pavilion 6, three members of the Records Preservation and Access Committee will lead a discussion entitled “RPAC Strategies in a Changing Environment: Fraud Protection v. Access”. Access to genealogical information is under attack. Featuring Janet A. Alpert (new Chair of RPAC), Jan Meisels Allen (representative from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies), and Frederick E. Moss (legal advisor to FGS) we will survey recent challenges and suggest ways in which individual genealogist can become involved and make a difference.

If you are in Las Vegas, please join us. RPAC members and RPAC State Liaisons have been given instructions which can enable them to participate remotely. Contact access@fgs.org if you have any questions.

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