The Colorado legislative season will soon be upon us, and public access to historical records is an ongoing concern in states as well as the national scene. Whether it’s the closure of records themselves, or the restriction of research sites hours and days open, it’s a matter of great concern to genealogists.
Did you know that most members of the Colorado Assembly don’t even know genealogists exist?
This Saturday, November 7, join fellow genealogists to hear Colorado Representative Sara Gagliardi speak on “How to Effectively Communicate with Your Legislator.” Sara looks forward to meeting members of the genealogical community and advising us on how to achieve effective communication with our representatives.
With the Colorado Assembly scheduled to convene in January, we need to prepare to monitor bills introduced that will limit or restrict our access to vital records, or any records of historical significance to our research, and be prepared to offer opinion and advice on these matters. With thousands of genealogists in Colorado, and the several genealogy societies which serve througout the state, we can marshal our voices to offer our expert opinions to try to influence and bring about a balanced view on records of important to us.
Join the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, who invite all Colorado genealogists to this public event, on the 7th floor of the Denver Public Library, at 10:30 am.
Please RSVP to Bobbi King at Rking24600@aol.com, in order to prepare handout materials, and for further information.
See you there!