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From: "Elizabeth" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] theft
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 10:42:52 -0500
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The advantage to these "identity thieves" is to find children who died
within a short time after their birth. This reduces the likelihood that they
have left a "paper trail". Their birth information can then be used to apply
for various pieces of identification that can be used for nefarious
I had heard stories of such persons "trolling" in cemeteries but the theft
of parish registers (previously reported on this list) and now the theft of
the microfiche indexes from the FRC moves them into the big time.
Oh to have lived in simpler times!
Now back to my research.....
(in Canada's National Capital Region)
CARDOZA/CARDOZO, GANE, LEVY, HAYWOOD, NUNES-CARDOZA & PAYNE in London/MDX,
England [EoLFHS #8061];
GOVIER, CADLE, HIN(D)E(S), HOLLIMAN/HOLLYMAN, WARR, WEBB(E), WYATT,
LAWRENCE, COOK & MUNDAY in Bucks., England [BGS #T52];
BOUTILIER/BOUTEILLIER/BOUTILLIER, CROW(E), DAUPHINEE/DAUPHINEY/DAUPHINE,
MOSER/MOSHER & MARRIETTE in Nova Scotia [GANS & SSGS member]; and
SPIERS, DUNSEITH, FORSYTHE, HARKLEY, MARTIN & SIMPSON in Moneymore, Co.
Derry &/or Ballymoney, Co. Antrim, Ireland
----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda I Hustler <>
Sent: March 13, 2001 9:11 AM
Subject: Re: [Lon] theft
> In respect of the missing birth fiches from the FRC, wasn't there a
> about something similar where a church had been burgled and the baptismal
> registers stolen. I haven't had time to look up in the archives since I
> on several lists, but if I remember correctly, there supposition was that
> the theft of the registers had been done deliberately so that the villains
> who perpetrated the crime would have 'identities' for illegal purposes.
> Since it is birth registrations from 1900 to 1960, I would say that all of
> us over 40 years and registered in the UK are at risk of having someone
> using our names.
> Lets just hope that the culprits are found soon.
> London interests - Mile End Old Town, Bethnal Green, Stepney areas
> BEECHAM, CASE - KNOTT
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Josi" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 6:21 PM
> Subject: [Lon] theft
> > I dont disbelieve the loss but it is always so crowded
> > at the FRC there is hardly room for elbows leave alone someone
> > struggling with 248 quarters which at abt 10 per qtr (at least) for the
> > alpha is 2500 fiche...
> > My London IGI is 368 fiche and without sleeves or box weighs
> > close to 2 pounds..(.I nipped into the kitchen to weigh them...)
> > Now there is a difference of course.BUT without a container they
> > would be very slippery..Perhaps they brought a suitcase?
> > then again thats not allowed in the search room.
> > Perhaps we aint looking for a geneologist its either Charles
> > Atlas or an inside job..I vote for the latter.
> > Josi
> > Seosimhin Ni Eochagain
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