Friday, July 11, 2008

RPAC Brochure - The Case for Open Public Records

The Records Preservation and Access Committee has created a one-page, two-sided color brochure for use by genealogy societies and members to support the aims of RPAC. It addresses the facts, pros, and myths for keeping public records open. It also gives guidelines for the access that genealogists need.

The brochure, in PDF format, is available at RPAC Brochure–The Case for Open Public Records.

The RPAC web site post says:

"The Records Preservation and Access Committee have developed a tri-fold brochure entitled 'The Case for Open Public Records.'

"Special thanks are in order to President Jan Alpert of the National Genealogical Society for her role in coordinating the project and NGS for sponsoring the design of the brochure. We also thank Heather Henderson of Ancestral Origins for the graphic design of the brochure (and for her patience in managing the numerous edits of its content.) Copies of the printed brochure are available at 12 cents each plus shipping by contacting

"We also want to thank the members of the RPAC committee who contributed information and provided editing support.

"Permission is granted for genealogical organizations to locally reproduce in its entirety the attached PDF version of the brochure."

Hat tip to Ruth Stephens at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy for noting it on the CoGenBlog.

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