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Hello, fellow researchers,
I've recently learned of a bill moving swiftly through the U. S.
House of Representatives that would severely restrict our access to birth
records, even those kept by counties and states, in the name of
"security." We genealogists (and any other citizens) would have access
only if we are the "registrant" (it's our own record), or are named in the
document. If we don't meet those criteria, we would have to meet "minimum
standards for issuance of a birth certificate to specific family members,
their authorized representatives, and others who demonstrate that the
certificate is needed for the protection of the requestor's personal or
You might be interested in reading the actual language of this
bill. It can be found at http://thomas.loc.gov./ Put in the number of the
bill (HR10) on the home page, where it says "Bill Number." Once on the
page where the bill starts, find the part about birth records using "Find
on this page."
It is my understanding that David Rencher, Chairman of the Record
Access and Preservation Committee, a joint committee of the National
Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), has
sent a letter to the bill's sponsor, Congressman Dennis Hastert,
recommending an amendment to the bill as follows:
"However, nothing in this Chapter 2 shall be construed to require a State
to change its law with respect to public access to (A) non-certified
copies of birth certificates, or to (B) birth certificates or birth
records once a period of 100 years has elapsed from the date of creation
of the certificate or record."
A copy of the entire letter is available on the FGS site at
Because this bill is moving toward passage so quickly, it is urged
that the genealogical community take action immediately and let their
representatives know that they are in support of David Rencher's proposed
amendment and the FGS position in this important matter. To find your
state representative's contact information, go to:
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I am searching for Any one that can help me on the John M. Taylor and Caroline Pipes Taylor line that moved to Washington County, Idaho. Jesse Pipes and his wife Julia moved to Idaho and John and Caroline Taylor followed them they were only 16 when they married. John was born about 1854 in North Carolina probably Burke Co, Montgomery, Caldwell Co. is my guess. Their children were
Albert Taylor born about 1879,
Zula Taylor born about 1877
Mary R. Taylor born about 1877
I believe they were born in Idaho.
I believe that Julia Pipes died in Riggins Idaho about 1909 and that her husband Jesse probably came back to N.C.
If you have any information on this line I NEED your help. I also have a picture that has the name LUMMIE on it , I believe it is connected to this line.
Thank you, I am new to this list
I am searching for anyone that can help on the John M. Taylor born about 1854 N.C. , family they moved to Washington County, Idaho it is believed about 1870's time frame. They came to this county with Jesse Pipes family, Jesse's wife was named Julia, Julia died in Idaho but Jesse came back to N.C. it is believed. John married Caroline Pipes in Caldwell Co. North Carolina her brother came to Idaho and John M. Taylor and his wife followed they were only about 16 yrs old at the time of their marriage. The Taylors came from either Montgomery, Burke or Caldwell Co. North Carolina.
John and Caroline Taylor children were:
Albert Taylor born about 1879
Zula T. Taylor born about 1877
Mary R. Taylor born about 1875
I have reason to believe that these children were in Washington Co. If you have any knowledge of this line please help me with them. I am willing to share the N.C. information I have on this line of Taylors. I also have a picture with the name Lummie on it. It is connected to this line someway.