23    Feb 20125 comments

Save the SSDI: Why and how to help

What if the US Social Security Death Index (SSDI) were no longer available?

What if we had to wait 125 years before US state birth certificates were made public? Or we had to wait 75 years for death certificates, marriages and divorce records?

It’s time for genealogists and family history researchers to make their voices heard in regard to an attempt to close the US Social Security Death Index to researchers.

The Washington, DC hearings, held on Tuesday, February 2, were a popular topic of discussion at the recently held RootsTech 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thomas MacEntee of Geneabloggers.com is a Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) director, and a member of the Records Preservation & Access Committee (RPAC). He writes:

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