At NGS 2104, the Declaration of the Rights of Genealogists was announced by Jordan Jones, president of the National Genealogical Society and a sponsoring member of the Records Preservation and Access Committee. It is a statement which advocates open access to federal, state, and local public records (such as birth, marriage, and death records). More information is available on Upfront with NGS. Many people signed the declaration at NGS 2014. It may also be signed online at http://bit.ly/gen-declaration.