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The Daily Genealogist: Researchers Wring Hands as U.S. Clamps Down on Death Record Access

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“A shift last year by the Social Security Administration to limit access to its death records amid concerns about identity theft is beginning to hamper a range of research, including federal assessments of hospital safety and efforts by the financial industry to spot consumer fraud.”

The Daily Genealogist: Website Connects Families with Lost Heirlooms, Antiques

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Jean Powers
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A South Carolina man found a World War I Army poster with his grandfather's name listed as a sergeant on a website that aims to match “orphaned heirlooms” with interested family members.


The Daily Genealogist: For Middle-Earth, One Family Tree to Rule Them All

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Jean Powers
Associate Editor

“Emil Johansson, a university student in Gothenburg, Sweden . . . has spent the past several years creating a comprehensive census and family tree of all the characters — over 900 of them — created by Tolkien for his fantasy world.”

The Daily Genealogist: Connecticut Ancestors

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Lynn Betlock

The Weekly Genealogist Survey

Last week’s survey asked where you currently reside.

27%, I live in New England (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT).
12%, I live in the Mid-Atlantic (DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, DC).
15%, I live in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV).
14%, I live in the Midwest (IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI).
7%, I live in the Southwest (AZ, OK, NM, TX).
22%, I live in the West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY).
2%, I live in Canada.
<1%, I live elsewhere in North America.
<1%, I live in the British Isles.
<1%, I live in Europe.
<1%, I live in Asia.
<1%, I live in Australia or New Zealand.
<1%, I do not live in any of the regions listed above.

This week's survey asks if you have ancestors who lived in Connecticut. Take the survey now!


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