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  • Rene Dussome
    Carol: This is wonderful news. Thank you for passing it on to dist-gen. It will certainly help me to find some of my late husband s ancestors. Rene Dussome ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 13, 2003
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      Carol:

      This is wonderful news. Thank you for passing it on to dist-gen. It will
      certainly help me to find some of my late husband's ancestors.

      Rene Dussome

      > This should be of interest to anyone researching in Manitoba.
      >
      > Carol Lylyk
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Shirley Dumma" <sdumma@...>
      > To: <CAN-MANITOBA-L@...>
      > Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 2:32 PM
      > Subject: [CAN-Manitoba] Fw: Vital Statistics
      >
      > > I just received this Email today. It is wonderful news.
      > > Shirley
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: "Finance, Minister" <MINFIN@...>
      > > To: <sdumma@...>
      > > Cc: "Premier" <PREMIER@...>
      > > Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 1:09 PM
      > > Subject: FW: Vital Statistics
      > >
      > >
      > > > February 13, 2003
      > > >
      > > > Dear Ms Dumma:
      > > >
      > > > Thank you for your inquiry about access to historical Vital Statistics
      > > > information.
      > > >
      > > > Manitoba Vital Statistics is developing a new web site. Along with
      > > > information on its forms and services, the web site will include a
      > > > searchable database with all vital statistics electronic records for
      > > births
      > > > over 100 years, deaths over 70 years and marriages over 80 years.
      > > >
      > > > These electronic records contain key pieces of information but not all
      > > > fields of information are available. If clients wish to obtain copies of
      > > > records identified through the electronic data, copies can be ordered from
      > > > Vital Statistics. The web site will allow clients to choose records they
      > > > wish to order and print an order list. The order list can be faxed or
      > > mailed
      > > > to the Agency.
      > > >
      > > > The web site is near completion. I am advised that staff is working
      > > towards
      > > > a launch in early March.
      > > >
      > > > Sincerely,
      > > >
      > > > "Original Signed by"
      > > >
      > > > Greg Selinger
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: Premier
      > > > Sent: January 24, 2003 2:00 PM
      > > > To: 'Shirley Dumma'
      > > > Cc: Finance, Minister
      > > > Subject: RE: Vital Statistics
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > January 21, 2003
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Ms. Shirley Dumma
      > > >
      > > > Sdumma@... <mailto:Sdumma@...>
      > > >
      > > > Dear Ms. Dumma:
      > > >
      > > > Premier Doer asked me to thank you for your recent letter regarding access
      > > > to Vital Statistics information.
      > > >
      > > > The Vital Statistics Amendment and Consequential Amendments Act was passed
      > > > on June 20, 2001. This legislation removed restrictions on access to older
      > > > Vital Statistics records currently available only to family members.
      > > Copies
      > > > of birth registrations over 100 years old, marriage registrations over 80
      > > > years old, and death registrations over 70 years old are now available to
      > > > the general public.
      > > >
      > > > With respect to your interest in accessing these records through an online
      > > > database, your letter has been forwarded to the Honourable Greg Selinger,
      > > > Minister of Finance, whose portfolio encompasses Vital Statistics matters.
      > > > His office will respond to your concerns in the near future.
      > > >
      > > > Your views with respect to gaining greater access to certain archival
      > > > records are appreciated and the Premier recognizes the value of
      > > genealogical
      > > > research. Thank you for advising the Premier of your views on this matter.
      > > >
      > > > Sincerely,
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Judith Baldwin
      > > >
      > > > Coordinator of the
      > > >
      > > > Premier's Secretariat
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > -----Original Message-----
      > > > From: Shirley Dumma [mailto:sdumma@...]
      > > > Sent: Sunday, November 24, 2002 2:26 PM
      > > > To: Premier
      > > > Cc: Rondeau, Jim (NDP Caucus)
      > > > Subject: Vital Statistics
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Your Honourable Premier Doer,
      > > >
      > > > On behalf of the genealogical public I ask that you consummate the changes
      > > > to the Vital Statistics Act as proposed by his Honourable Ron LEMIEUX as
      > > > outlined in his News Release dated December 12, 2000 or make any changes
      > > > that would give equal access to historical Vital Statistic records as is
      > > > available in British Columbia through the BC Archives.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm#indexes
      > > >
      > > <http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/textual/governmt/vstats/v_events.htm#indexe
      > > > s>
      > > >
      > > > and advise the genealogical public through:
      > > >
      > > > CAN-MANITOBA-L@... <mailto:CAN-MANITOBA-L@...> and
      > > > CAN-MB-WINNIPEG-L@... <mailto:CAN-MB-WINNIPEG-L@...>
      > > >
      > > > of any action taken by your government in this matter.
      > > > In January 2002 I wrote to his Honourable Scott Smith regarding proposed
      > > > changes to the MB Vital Statistic Act that the genealogical public were
      > > and
      > > > are anxiously awaiting for (see following).
      > > >
      > > > Many people from all over the world are searching their roots and access
      > > to
      > > > historical records such as Births, Deaths and Marriages is important to
      > > > their research. Here in BC we can search an index at BC Archives for
      > > > deaths over 20 years old, marriages over 75 years old and births over 100
      > > > years old. The actual transcription of the event registration is
      > > available
      > > > (for a cost if ordered on the internet) at the BC Archives (an excellent
      > > > revenue
      > > > generation idea) and also available to researchers on microfilm at major
      > > > libraries in BC.
      > > >
      > > > We hope that you will take care of this important step in furthering
      > > > Manitoba's global excellence in our new Millennium and please keep us
      > > > researchers
      > > > informed of your progress.
      > > >
      > > > I thank you for your attention.
      > > >
      > > > Shirley Dumma
      > > > Merritt, B.C.
      > > > sdumma@... <mailto:sdumma@...>
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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