Casefile Clues

20 August 2007

Records Preservation and Access Committee

The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) is a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies & the National Genealogical Society. The mission of the Committee 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."

Staying on top of records preservation and access issues is crucial to present-day and future genealogists.

The RPAC has created a web page where records preservation and access issues can be submitted to the committee and individual state reporters so that the genealogical public can be made aware of these issues. The RPAC has created a blog to help keep the genealogical public informed. The Committee though needs the help of genealogists in the field to learn about new issues as they arise.

For more about the RPAC or to view their blog, visit http://www.fgs.org/rpac/

Keeping our head in the sand only gets sand in our mouth.....