“The House Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Social Security is proposing to completely shut down use of the SSDI by genealogists as well as other industries such as banking and insurance that rely upon its information. Such an attempt is short-sighted and runs counter to the original purpose of the SSDI: to actually combat fraud.”
This is a very important issue for genealogists, family historians and other industries that rely on this information. I’ve written about this several times on SpittalStreet.com and will continue to do so. If you’d like to read the articles, enter SSDI on the search box in the top right side bar on this blog.
The following information was posted on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter regarding action taken by The Records Preservation & Access Committee (RPAC) a joint committee represented by the National Genealogical Society (NGS), the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS).
Click on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter to learn more.
To go straight to the source click on Records Preservation and Access Committee.