I have written several times about the threats to genealogists from mis-guided politicians who seem to believe that restricting access to the Social Security Death Index somehow stop identity theft. As ludicrous as that thought may be, the idea is gaining traction in Washington, D.C.
One recent article at http://goo.gl/PoK7S mentions "the Subcommittee on Social Security of the House Ways & Means Committee in Washington, D.C., [that] will hold hearings that have the capacity to drastically affect the access of genealogists to the Social Security Death Index (“SSDI”) and related underlying information." The hearings were held abd the Ways and Means Committee Social Security Subcommittee finally posted the video to the Feb 2nd hearing at:
My thanks to Jan Meisels Allen for telling me about the video.
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