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In a message dated 2/22/03 8:01:06 AM US Mountain Standard Time,
<< Bureau of Land Management site >>
Dear Brenda please do not take this as being sarcastic I am only trying to
When you post to a list please change the Subject line to go with your post
information. Your post should have been titled BLM site or Bureau of Land
Management site, not let it go back into the list as a Rev War listing.
I almost missed your very important post because of the Subject line did not
mention the BLM listing.
Any Hoo it is a good post and thank you for posting it to the list. Just be
sure to chanage subject lines please.
Cousins, friends and list members...........
This is great and has much info plus a newsletter and archives assessable.
If you are into herbs and do not know of this, try it. I have spent the
moring looking for certain things dealing with herbs and their help to health
and this I think should be the place to do it. I found much on Thyme which
started it all. I am now planing a garden for me to utalize on my retirment
that is coming soon. Beej/Fireflower
<A HREF="http://www.chamomiletimes.com/index.htm">The Chamomile Times and
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 16:24:14 -0800
From: "Daniel A Hutchison, Sr." <hutch(a)juno.com>
Subject: Burton in Missouri
I am trying to make contact with any descendants of Alma
Burton(1870-1906). She was the wife of James Burton and the mother of
Willie Burton (b 1896) and Ellia Burton (born 3/1900). Not sure of her
maiden name. She is buried in Black Cemetery, Benton County, Missouri.
We are in danger of losing this cemetery and are trying to reach any
relatives. Hope this sounds familiar to someone!!
I am Diane Sowden, my husband is disabled so we can't go to research anywhere so I do it on the computer.
I am researching the Names of
SOWDEN of Birkenhead and London
FLINN of Toxteth Park Liverpool
MARGRIE of East London
Hoping to hear from you soon.
Please forgive me if you receive more than one of this message as a
result of being subscribed to more than one mailing list. It's an
important enough issue to both genealogists and the public in general
that we should get the word out quickly.
If the increasing trend towards closure of public records throughout the
country is of concern to you, be sure to tune in to the DearMYRTLE
internet radio show discussing the topic TONIGHT by visiting
www.DearMYRTLE.com and call the show 1-877-638-7234 between 9-10
p.m.Eastern Standard Time in US.
Below is the post relating details of the show and a post Myrtle
received regarding proposed legislation now in Indiana, following on the
heals of the one that came up and passed in the VA House the other day.
There's another one proposed in Missouri:
It's not too late to stop either of these bills if everyone takes
action. While protecting ourselves against identity theft is
essential, both the VA bill
(http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/index/VAALBEMA/) (text of VA bill
attached at end of this post) and the IN bill
are very poorly written and ambiguous, giving up much more than is
necessary for reasonable and adequate protection of privacy against
The genealogy community must NOT be naive and think that we can simply
sit back and blindly trust the "good intentions" of the people
sponsoring such bills. Sometimes good intentions are enough; but when
it comes to law, good intentions carried out with incompetence can be
devastating. Regardless of the writer's intent, laws are carried out
exactly according to what they actually say, only to the limits or with
the intentions that are clearly and unmistakenly written therein. If
the wording of the law is broad and vague enough to allow very strict
limitations to access, you can bet that such strict limitations will
Likewise as genealogists, sitting by and saying "that's not my state,
it's not my concern" is extremely foolish, because (1) we know our
ancestors may leave us searching for their records anywhere; (2) every
such law that is passed anywhere sets precedent for more to be
passed;and (3) genealogy or not, these laws seriously restrict the
freedoms on which our country was founded and for which our mothers have
sent their sons (and now daughters) to die in defense thereof for over
I don't want to give the impression that I'm a fanatic, but the basic
scenario of naive people blindly trusting the "intent" of their leaders
and allowing certain restrictive laws to be passed while everyone stood
by and did nothing, eventually resulted in the European holocaust of the
Jews, not to mention the countless other human tragedies in history!
The time to stop such serious restrictions is BEFORE the laws are
enacted, not later.
Please help spread the word about this critical matter; tune into
www.DearMYRTLE.com tonight from 9-10 p.m.EST US; and contact the
legislators of any state considering such legislation to make it clear
that you are against it for very good reasons.
> HOUSE BILL NO. 2426
> AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
> (Proposed by the House Committee on General Laws
> on January 28, 2003)
> (Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Nixon)
> A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered
> 2.2-3808.2, relating to posting certain information on the Internet;
> Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
> 1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered
> 2.2-3808.2 as follows:
> § 2.2-3808.2. Posting certain information on the Internet; prohibitions.
> A. Beginning July 1, 2003, no state agency or court clerk shall post on a
> state agency or court-controlled website any document that contains the
> following information: (i) an actual signature; (ii) a social security
> number; (iii) a date of birth identified with a particular person; (iv)
> maiden name of a person's parent so as to be identified with a particular
> person; (v) any financial account number or numbers; or (vi) the name and
> age of any minor child.
> B. Every agency and every court clerk that posts any document on a state
> agency or court-controlled website may require that any party who files
> documents in any form with such agency or clerk provide, in addition to
> original document, a redacted copy of such documents that excises the
> information prohibited by subsection A. Failure to provide such redacted
> copy shall relieve the agency or court clerk of any liability or
> responsibility in the event that such information is posted on a state
> agency or court-controlled website.
> Each such agency and clerk shall post notice that (i) includes a list of
> documents routinely posted on its website, (ii) the information listed in
> subsection A shall be redacted from such documents, and (iii) such
> are for informational purposes only. Such notice shall indicate the
> of the original document.
> C. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit access to any
> original document as provided by law.
This I found this eve......Well, the shenanigans are hitting Indiana......I
am forwarding this to lists that I think Hoosiers may be subed to. If
idenities will be stollen they will be taken regardless of the laws they
pass. Prohibition had is sellers of whiskey, persons that want guns can
purchse them anywhere. If there is a law against it it will get sold
somewhere, somehow, anyway. Beej/Fireflower
Subj: House Bill 1540 - Birth and Death Records
Date: 2/2/03 4:50:02 PM US Mountain Standard Time
There is proposed legislation to prohibit public access to vital records for
the state of Indiana! House Bill (HB) 1540 can be read online at <A
http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2003/IN/IN1540.1.html</A> Some of the
language in HB 1540 is:
"h. When one hundred (100) years has elapsed after the date of birth, the
records of those events in the custody of the state or local registrar shall
become available to the public....." There is much more to read concerning HB
Have I gotten your attention yet? I sure hope so and I hope that each and
every one of us contacts our legislators about this. We've got to contact our
legistatures immediately telling them of our opposition regarding HB 1540 as
genealogists and family historians.
Please read on:
In this morning's Indianapolis Star in Section B City & State on page 3,
House Bill 1540 is listed for Hearing on Wednesday morning at 10:30 from
the Public Health Committee. Our emails and phone calls to legislators will
need to start immediately with follow up letters in the mail on Monday!
Express your opposition to proposed HB 1540 adopting new privacy standards
for Indiana's public vital records!
Even if you live outside the state of Indiana you may be affected by this HB.
This applies to all of us - If we, at some point, wish to become a member of
an organization that requires us to prove our lineage and HB 1540 becomes a
law we will not have access to birth or death records to do this. Our desire
to become a members of any organization that requires us to prove our lineage
may be in jeopardy! Please contact the persons that have authored this
proposed legislature. The site where you can find email address for IN
Representatives is <A
We are all concerned about identity theft. The state of Indiana requires
information from us that should safeguard the issues of theft identity.
Please contact your representatives by email, phone and follow-up with a
Thank you for reading this email.