Friday, December 02, 2005

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UpFront with NGS
The Online Newsletter of the National Genealogical Society
Volume 4, Number 15 - 1 December 2005
Download a pdf version of Upfront

Professor Allen Weinstein, the newly appointed Archivist of the United
States, will open the NGS Conference in the States, 2006, in Chicago, IL
at the Opening Session on Wednesday 7th June at the Hyatt Regency
Professor Weinstein, the son of Russian immigrants, is a noted
historian who received a PhD in American Studies from Yale University.
He served as a professor of history and American studies at Smith
College, Georgetown University, and Boston University. From 1985 through
2003, Dr. Weinstein was founder, President, and CEO of The Center for
Democracy which fostered initiatives in democratic transitions abroad
and served as a bridge in issue dialogues between political parties in
the United States. Most recently, he was a senior advisor at the
International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES).

At his recent swearing-in, he announced that he wanted to save essential electronic
government records and extend the archival experience to citizens
outside of Washington. He also called on the Bush administration to
reconsider its budget and to restore funding to the archives' grant
making wing.

The 2006 program focuses on immigration, military, land, cartographic,
postal, African American, legislative records, and more. One day at
Archives II and optional evening sessions at the Library of
Congress and the DAR library


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