I’ve written about this important topic twice Social Security Death Index (SSDI) no longer available to the public and SSDI: A different and interesting point of view about losing access to an important resource.
Today, I’d like to take the opportunity to point you to a “call to action” from The Legal Genealogist Judy Russell to retain our access to SSDI.
I must confess I’d never visited the The Legal Genealogist site before and find it to be very informative and helpfull. Ms.Russell is a lecturer, educator and writer who helps people understand the legal side of genealogy issues. Her blog post dated yesterday, 1/29/2012, is an important one for genealogists and family historians.
I learned about the SSDI Call to Action through Dick Eastman’s EOGN blog where he gives a concise outline of the issue and points readers to the information on The Legal Genealogist.
The Subcommittee on Social Security of the House Ways and Means Committee in Washington, D.C. will hold hearings on Thursday, February 2. It’s a distinct possibility that their decision will drastically our access to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).
Click on The Legal Genealogist to find out exactly what is going on, understand the arguments and speak up. This is a serious situation and is the death knell to public access to the SSDI.