Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board
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Promoting Genealogy and History by addressing the educational needs and interests of the Arizona genealogical community and the general public through cooperation between member societies and individuals.

Proposal to Restrict Access to Vital Record

NYC Proposal to Further Restrict Access to Vital Records
Notice from the Records Preservation & Access Committee (RPAC)
The New York City Health Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has proposed a new rule that would restrict access to birth records for 125 years and death records for 75 years. A hearing is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., October 24, 2017, at the Gotham Center, 42-09 28th Street, 3rd Floor, Room 3-32, Long Island, NY 11101-4132. We encourage all genealogists who have ancestors who lived in New York City to submit  a letter opposing the longer embargo periods and genealogists who live in New York City to attend the hearing.
We want to thank the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society for taking the lead in opposing the additional embargo dates. On the NYG&B website at you will find more information, a sample letter you can customize and mail, or you can sign a letter NYG&B will be sending to the New York City Health Department.
The proposal by the New York City Health Department includes some of the provisions of the proposed 2011 Model Vital Statistics Act which we have written about before. Over the last few years, genealogists have been able to stop other efforts to extend the embargo periods for vital records by writing letters and appearing at public hearings. Let our voices be heard!

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Arizona 1890 Great Registers

361 acid free pages - hard cover

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Upcoming Events
October 17 - 6:30 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - Paradise Valley Chapter
Normally meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month. See for details.  

October 18 - 1:00 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - Daytimers Chapter
Normally meets 3rd Wednesday of each month.  See for details  

October 18 - 6:00 pm
Family History Society of Arizona - East Valley Chapter
Normally meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month. See for details  

October 19 - 1:00 pm
Green Valley Genealogical Society
3rd Thursday of each month, no meetings May through September. Information:  

October 21 - 1:00 pm
Pima County Genealogy Society
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