In December 2011, access to the SSDI was removed from rootsweb.com. This set off a firestorm of panic and controversy in the genealogy world. Congress and the Social Security Administration want to limit the accessibility of the Social Security Death Index to the public due to identity theft concerns. As a genealogist, closing the access to the SSDI would be a huge blow to a major component of research. To read more about the controversy and to sign the Stop ID Theft Now! Petition at the White House’s website please clicking on the following links: http://www.genealogywise.com/profiles/blogs/genealogy-community-responds-to-efforts-to-remove-access-to-socia.
by Aspasia Luster