From our friends at the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS):
Call to Action – Help Save the
Social Security Death Index
Your help is needed in our Stop ID Theft NOW! campaign and our efforts to preserve the Social Security Death Index as an accessible record set for genealogists and family historians.
What you can do:
1. Learn more at the SSDI FAQ here.
2. Sign the We The People petition at http://wh.gov/khE.
3. Spread the word , especially to your genealogy society members and colleagues. Forward this email to them or send them the SSDI petition press release – download it here.
Our goal is to get as many signatures, as quickly as possible, so that the solutions to fraudulent tax refund claims based upon identity theft from recently deceased infants & adults can be taken seriously and implemented immediately. Doing so will help us ensure that the SSDI is available to not just genealogists, but all researchers and information professionals who rely upon its contents.
Note: click here for step-by-step instructions on using the We The People site to sign the petition. Some users have reported issues with creating an account and signing the petition.
Do not let technical difficulties keep you from signing! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter problems – we’re here to help!
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