PRAMC Charter

Charter of the Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

The purpose of the Public Records Access Monitoring Committee of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies is to:

  1. Monitor activities and proposals of libraries and repositories of genealogically relevant documents, records and materials, in regard to changes in procedures for access, storage, maintenance, preservation, transfer, or incipient destruction of such genealogically relevant documents, records and materials. Included are legislative and regulatory activities in both governmental and non-governmental repositories, which have records of genealogical value.
  2. Communicate the information about such activities to the President and the Board of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS). Such communication will include recommended courses of action for the Board.
  3. Assist the Board of the IAJGS in responding to the activities and proposals of libraries and other repositories, and to pending legislation, through public and private activities.

The Public Records Access Monitoring Committee will also maintain a historical record of positions taken and responses made by the IAJGS.

Committee Procedures

IAJGS members will inform the Public Records Access Monitoring Committee, through its members or Chairperson, of issues of concern, in writing.

The Chairperson of the Public Records Access Monitoring Committee will facilitate communication among Committee members to evaluate the importance and genealogical impact of the issue brought to the Committee.

The Committee will jointly develop courses of action to recommend to the President and Board of the IAJGS.

The Chairperson of the Public Records Access Monitoring Committee will communicate the courses of action developed by the Committee to the President and Board of the IAJGS.
Actions taken by the IAJGS will be publicized only by the President of the IAJGS or a representative designated by the President.

Approved by the IAJGS Board of Directors,
November 8, 2003

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies