An article by Nick Pavlik in the New York History blog warns that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Council have proposed legislation that could impact genealogists' access to public records. A full position statement on the proposed legislation is available on the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York’s website at http://nycarchivists.org/.
Pavlik requests genealogists to add their names to a sign-on letter to oppose the proposed legislation.
You can read more at http://goo.gl/HllAF.
My thanks to Kim Dawson for telling me about this article.
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