May Genealogy News
Jewish Genealogical Society
May 8, 2007
Next Meeting: Monday, May 21, 7 p.m.
State Archivist Nancy Zimmelman
Nancy Zimmelman is California's first female State Archivist. Appointed to her position in 2006, Nancy has been with the California State Archives for 20 years. The Archives, located at 1020 "O" Street in Sacramento, collects, catalogs, preserves and provides access to the historic records of state government and some local government. The Archives also administers an oral history program.
During her years with the Archives, Nancy Zimmelman has directed the California Legislative Archives Program and was responsible for the care of the Los Angeles Police Dept.'s files of the investigation of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination.
Nancy Zimmelman has most recently focused on issues relating to electronic records and digital records preservation, to insure that those records, along with paper-based records, will be available to researchers and historians for years to come.
Nancy, who has spoken to us several times over the years, will talk May 21 on a number of topics: the role of the State Archivist, why records are important, the historical tradition of public access, the Freedom of Information Act and California Public Records Act, the secrecy divide and the history of secrecy in the U.S., Executive Order 13233 & the Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007, State records restrictions, the cost of restricted access and changing the pattern.
Don't miss Nancy's presentation at the Monday, May 21 meeting, Albert Einstein Residence Center.
Early Registration Extended for Salt Lake City Conference
Due to a good response to early registrations, the IAJGS officials have extended early registration for the Salt Lake City conference through May 15. On May 15, the registration fees go up from $230 to $275 for initial registrant and from $140 to $160 for a spouse/companion. For details, go to SLC2007.org
From the Kansas City Star
INDEPENDENCE | Genealogy library
Ground-breaking ceremonies for a genealogy library in Independence were scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the new facility’s site, the intersection of Lee’s Summit and South Kiger roads, about one mile north of Interstate 70. Officials with the Mid-Continent Public Library think it will be the largest free-standing public genealogy library in the country.
They hope to have the library completed next spring, in time for the May 2008 conference of the National Genealogical Society in Kansas City.
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