Thursday, October 27, 2011

Virginia Potential Threat to Access Vital Records

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

I have previously alerted this forum about current actions in Virginia that, if enacted would severely limit access to vital records. SB 865 was introduced in the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year which would have liberalized access was referred to a legislative commission for further study--the Joint Commission on Health Care. The IAJGS Latest Legislative Alert has information on the report and the concerns of the genealogical community.

I am suggesting you read the latest National Genealogical Societies "Upfront"
http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/ which has the most current information on this critical concern, along with suggestions and legislative contacts Comments to the Joint Commission on Health Care members need to be received before November 22.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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