Category Archives: laws affecting genealogical research

Foresnic Genealogy News: Social Security Death access

Many thanks to Dee Dee King for writing a terrific follow up article on the Social Security Death Master File (DMF) rulings, and sending me the link!  As she points out, the “article describes the certification and licensing process 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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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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Legislation affecting access of the Social Security Death Index

Thank you once again to Jan Meisels Allen for sending this information around.  Jan wrote: “Legislation that was not signed into law before last year’s Congressional session ended has died. In the just ended Congressional session 2011-2012, we saw several … Continue reading

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