Salute to IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee (PRAMC)

PRAMC, We Salute You!

June 3, 2015 – As genealogists and family historians, we can all appreciate the importance of access to records from archives, libraries and other institutions around the world. We would like to recognize the dedication and enthusiasm that the members of the IAJGS’ Public Records Access Monitoring Committee (PRAMC) put forth for the benefit of researchers to keep access to vital records open to the public. The members of PRAMC are not only our eyes and ears as to what restrictions in access might be planned, they also 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. In addition, they communicate their findings and updates via bi-monthly Records Access Alerts to registered parties. (Interested individuals can register at The Committee is led by long time Chair Jan Meisels Allen (Agoura Hills, California) and includes Teven Laxer (Sacramento, California), David Ockene (Mount Vernon, NY), Kenneth R. Ryesky, Esq. (Petach Tikva, Israel), Paul Silverstone (New York, New York), Joel Spector (Cherry Hill, New Jersey), Catherine Youngren (Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada) and ex officio member Marlis Humphrey (Melbourne Beach, FL).

To all the members of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee, we Salute you!

Bill Israel, Chair IAJGS Salutes Committee
with Nolan Altman and Doris Nabel