(1) The Social Security Death Index were no longer available online or
(2) Birth certificates in every state were not made public for 125 years, nor death certificates, marriages and divorce records available until after 75 years?
These and similar proposals further limiting genealogical access to “public” records are being actively considered by policy-makers at the state and federal levels.
Recent posts here at the RPAC Blog at http://www.fgs.org/rpac/ give additional information.
We expect to have a significant announcement to make on Valentine’s Day, the 14th of February. Please plan to check back at the RPAC Blog at that time.
In the meantime, what can individual genealogists and local societies do? In essence, our message is “Get Involved!”
Start by asking these two questions:
(1) Do I know who my legislators (state & federal) are?
(2) Do they know who I am?