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  • Carol Lylyk
    Forwarded from the Saskatchewan List. Carol Lylyk ... http://www.afhs.ab.ca
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 7, 2003
      Forwarded from the Saskatchewan List. Carol Lylyk

      > According to source at Cemeteries Branch of Ontario Government(section of
      > Government that regulates operations of cemeteries) their phone has been
      > ringing off the hook. As I understand it, this is an individual choice of
      > the Cemetery Corporation and it must be posted and readily visible. It is a
      > way of tracking the amount of information going out and for what reasons.
      > The Mount Pleasant Cemetery is a large historical cemetery and they have a
      > significant number of dignitaries, security is high and strict.
      > So, as it is not wrong or unlawful to take photographs, it would be wise to
      > look around before doing so to see if there is a Notice posted. If you are
      > concerned, ask at the Office. I think most of us will agree, cemeteries go
      > out of their way to assist those of us searching our ancestors and for the
      > most part they welcome us and consider genealogy as a way of preserving
      > history. Hopefully this incident will not get blown out of proportion, but
      > caution is always the right way to go especially with some of the new
      > changes being made to the Privacy Act. Happy Searching.......Ellen

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