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From: "Alvie L. Davidson CGRS" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] California birth records
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 13:46:22 -0800 (PST)
I have addressed parts of this issue to the various
news reporters and to the legislators in CA but cannot
get a clear answer to my question.
What does the state have in mind to do about all the
hundreds upon hundreds of copies of a Compact Disc
containing birth indexes to CA which have been sold
over the years? Will they issue some "Governor's
Executive Order" demanding that all of them be
returned to the State of CA? Will they make it illegal
to own or use these CD's?
I copied the TX Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce
indexes from the Texas Vital Statistics Web Site a
long time ago when they made them available.
I intend to do with them as I see fit and will use
them in my work of finding missing persons (truly
missing persons to estates). I have access to other
information which is just about as "dangerous" as the
index to births...the newspaper obituary files for
many of the major newspapers in the country.
Will the newspapers quit publishing obituaries? Will
they remove all those obituaries from the net?
I just think the entire bunch out in "liberal land" CA
are just over reacting and as they pointed out, no
identity theft has been traced to Rootsweb or
There is another web site which is offering for no fee
all the birth indexes to CA and he has no intention of
removing his web information...He owns the information
because he purchased it.
Thanks for your input.
Alvie L. Davidson CGRS
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