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For Your Information:
The old genealogy scam is back. www.genseekers.com
Behind the password protection are links to the free genealogy on-line.
There is no content of their own.
In order to get the "5-day free trial" you have to surrender a credit card
or bank account number. You have to cancel within 5 days or you get dinged.
Guess what? The cancellation e-mail bounces. Does this surprise you?
One person who recently fell for the come-on had his/her account dinged not
once, but twice.
It is time to remind folks on your state and county mailing lists about
these scoundrels. It has been a couple of years since we have mentioned
This may or may not affect any one of you, but I thought it was worth
passing on to everyone. It came through one of my lists and will most
definitely affect some of us. I have checked on the legitimacy myself, and
it is the real McCoy! Please take a minute to read this and decide what you
may wish to do with it.
IMPORTANT IMMEDIATE LEGISLATION AFFECTING VIRGINIA GENEALOGISTS!!
STATUS: PASSED SENATE 40-0. NOW AT HOUSE OF DELEGATE SUBCOMMITTEE TO
MEET ON IT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2003.
"VIRGINIA SENATE BILL 818-E2-80-94-DESTRUCTION OF WILL FILES.
January 31, 2003 Virginia Senate Bill 818 Destruction of will files.
Allows the clerk to destroy a will's file along with the original will
after it is no longer of any value and after it has been microfilmed.
The description of the Bill reads as follows:
"Destruction of will files. Allows the clerk to destroy a will's file
along with the original will after 5 years have passed since probate or
recordation and allows destruction of originals of instruments which have
been recorded and remained unretrieved by the recording party after 6
months, if the documents are no longer of any value and have been
House of Delegates Subcommittee Member Information:
Chairman Terry G. Kilgore of the House Subcommittee on/for Civil Law of the
House Committee on/for Courts of Justice advises you that a meeting of the
Subcommittee will be held on 02/10/2003 at Committee will meet immediately
after adjournment of the Full Committee. in 7th. floor West Conf. Room in
Patron Name Bill(s) to be considered at this meeting
Thomas Norment SB818
Civil Law Subcommittee Members to email (must be done immediately):
Chairman: Kilgore, Terry G. del_Ki-(a)House.state.va.us
Members: Almand, James F. Del_A-(a)house.state.va.us
Athey, Clifford L., Jr. Del_A-(a)house.state.va.us
Black, Richard H. Del_B-(a)House.state.va.us
Janis, William R. Del_J-(a)House.state.va.us
Joannou, Johnny S. no email
Johnson, Joseph P., Jr. del_Jo-(a)House.state.va.us
Marrs, Bradley P. Del_M-(a)house.state.va.us
McQuigg, Michèle B. del_Mc-(a)House.state.va.us
Reese, Gary A. Del_R-(a)house.state.va.us
Robert F. McDonnell - (Ex-Officio) del_Mcd-(a)House.state.va.us
For all House of Delegate email addresses to email or call, see
To call to protest this bill in the general delivery voicemail box:
When the General Assembly is in session, the House of Delegates and Senate
of Virginia jointly operate a toll-free, intrastate telephone message center
to accept calls from citizens of the Commonwealth wishing to express an
opinion on legislation. The messages are received by the
center and will be relayed to the members' offices as requested. You may
call the Constituent Viewpoint operators at (800) 889-0229 (outside
Richmond) or (804) 698-1990 (Richmond area) to express your opinion on a
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