Monthly Archives: March 2013

Free access to select Ancestry.com immigration records through March 17

Ancestry.com is offering free access to select immigration and border crossing records. Free access expires March 17, 2013 at midnight ET. Go to: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/passengerlists  and for border crossings: http://www.ancestry.com/cs/us/passports Immigration Collections include: New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957 California Passenger and … Continue reading

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California voter registration records

Under current California Election Code Section 2194 voter registration records are open to the public.   SB 112 (Monning-D- Santa Cruz/Monterey) as originally introduced would have established a 72-year waiting period for the public, and as amended places a 100-year waiting … Continue reading

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Oklahoma death certificates

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH)  at the request of several Oklahoma Legislators are asking for feedback on a specific issue: If you have been denied a death certificate from the Oklahoma State Department of Health Bureau of Vital … Continue reading

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Identity Theft and US Social Security Numbers – Looking for Input

One of the issues that is being discussed by Congress and others regarding identity theft and Social Security Numbers regards children-especially deceased children and fraudulent tax returns claiming them by other than their parents, i.e. misuse of Social Security Numbers..  … Continue reading

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New Hours at Washington, DC Archives

US Archivist David S. Ferriero, announced on March 11, 2013 that the extended hours of 5 pm to 9 pm three days a week for Research rooms at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, and the National Archives at … Continue reading

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What does the Center for Desease Control have to do with genealogical research

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a US government agency under the Department of Health and Human Services, develops the Model State Vital Statistics Act . The National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems [NAPHSIS] is … Continue reading

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So many new things going on the the world of genealogy!

Last year at this time, the biggest news was all about the release of the 1940 U.S. census that was released April 2, 2012.  Along with the release of the census to the public were constant news articles about the … Continue reading

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