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From: "Angela McGhie" <>
Subject: Re: [TGF] Records preservation and access
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 07:20:23 -0400
Thanks for the notice about Pennsylvania death records. I do have
Pennsylvania ancestors and my letter to the governor is in the mail today.
The one in which you *can* make a difference is the movement to get the
> Pennsylvania death records opened to the public.
> You can read about it at http://users.rcn.com/timarg/PaHR-Access where it
> has model letters to send to the governor. Being out of state does not mean
> your letter won't count. As we have learned in other venues it is the sheer
> volume of support that does count. Anyone whose ancestors came through PA or
> whose client's ancestors came through PA might want to be supportive of this
> effort. It also makes it easier for your other states of interest to
> follow suit if they haven't already.
> As professional genealogists and aspiring professionals we should be
> concerned not only with records preservation but also records access. The
> two go hand-in-hand. With public records it is the public that needs to make
> their wants known to the legislators. "They" is doing what they can, but
> "us" needs to jump in too.
> -- Elissa in Pittsburgh