Category Archives: Legislative

August is the Right Time to Tell Your Senators About Your Record Access Concerns

Most of you are aware of the concerns the genealogical community has regarding the loss of access to the full Death Master File, commercially known as the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) and the impediments –financial and logistical—to them imposed … Continue reading

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You May Have To Limit Your Request for California and Other States’ Vital Records

If you are ordering birth, marriage, or death records from some states in the U.S., including California, you may have to limit the number of copies requested due to a security paper shortage. The last printing firm in the United … Continue reading

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Society Update

    Join the country’s genealogists as they sign the Bill of Rights for Genealogists.  Read more on the Legal Genealogist Blog:  We’re genealogists… and we vote    California Genealogical & Historical Projects Check out Orange County CA Genealogical Societies … Continue reading

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Legisltive Alert!! It may not be too late to stop SB 71 (Now Assembly 76)

The case for stopping this bill has been wonderfully stated by “The Legal Genealogist” in today’s blog More records access trouble: California.  Methods to contact the Governor’s office have been outlined in the blog. We have been advised that it … Continue reading

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Legislative Alert!!! Stop CA SB 71 !!

From Peggy Rossi – CSGA Legislative Watch Chair ….. I received a call and the message below this morning from Jan Meisels Allen of IAJGS. It is a heads up to a “trailer bill” attached to another bill. Please read below … Continue reading

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