Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Help Pennsylvania Researchers please

> A Pennsylvania Genealogical Cause

Hello Susan

Here is the link to the website about the grassroots effort to have Pennsylvania make its older state death certificates much more accessible and also available online similar to how they have started to do in other states: http://users.rcn.com/timarg/PaHR-Access.htm. We hope you will join in on this effort and if you would pass this information onto anyone you know who is into Pennsylvania genealogy and history including out of state residents. Every letter, phone call or email helps.

This effort will only succeed with your help. Otherwise we could be stuck with the same old existing archaic system forever. There are millions and millions of people who are into genealogy but unless we speak up we are allowing those who don't care about genealogy decide what records we may or may not have access to.

By the way four more states have recently made their older state death certificates available online making it a total of twelve that do: North Carolina, South Carolina, Massachusetts and Michigan. Six other states have extracted data available online: Washington State, Alabama, Louisiana, New Mexico, Idaho and Florida. The links to the various states can be found on the Death Certificates for Other States, Etc section of our website.

Our apology if you have already received this email. We would appreciate it if you would let us know the state or country you are from when you email us.

Thank you for your help.

Tim Gruber &

Roger Schuler

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