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Re: [genpcncfir] Fwd: New laws for those who have family in Kentucky

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  • Diane Lovejoy
    Gosh, is this info still on-line? Where can I access it if it is? Diane Lancaster-Lovejoy Pitt county surnames: Bauldree, Jackson ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 11, 2002
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      Gosh, is this info still on-line? Where can I access
      it if it is?

      Diane Lancaster-Lovejoy

      Pitt county surnames: Bauldree, Jackson

      --- Jewelle Baker <jewelle@...> wrote:
      >
      > >To: "'Jewelle Baker'" <jewelle@...>
      > >Subject: New laws for those who have family in
      > Kentucky
      > >Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 12:29:20 -0500
      > >
      > >I received this through another mailing list but
      > thought it might be of
      > >interest to those in Pitt County who also has lines
      > in Kentucky.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >Rose
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >The Kentucky Legislature is about to make some
      > changes to the law
      > >
      > > > concerning birth and death records in Kentucky
      > making it harder to get
      > >
      > > > copies. The only ones who can get a copy will be
      > yourself, immediate
      > >
      > > > family member, or authorized representative,
      > i.e., lawyer, doctor,
      > >
      > > > funeral director.
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > The biggest change is that the new law
      > eliminates the INDEX for births
      > >
      > > > and deaths. No part of the record may be
      > obtained unless you can meet
      > >
      > > > the criteria for obtaining a copy. The index
      > will no longer be
      > >
      > > > available online, on CD or in libraries.
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > There is a provision for genealogists to get
      > copies of births after
      > >
      > > > 100 years and deaths after the person has been
      > deceased for 50 years.
      > >
      > > > If the person is still living, you must get
      > permission from that
      > >
      > > > person to obtain the certificate. What about
      > someone who died in say,
      > >
      > > > 1956? How will you get permission to receive a
      > copy?
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > House Bill HB 523 is currently in the Judiciary
      > Committee. It will be
      > >
      > > > voted on in the Kentucky Senate within a few
      > days, perhaps as early as
      > >
      > > > tomorrow. PLEASE, send a message to the Senators
      > from Kentucky telling
      > >
      > > > them how much we rely on these records for
      > genealogical research.
      > >
      > > > Genealogical tourism, including money spent for
      > copies at the Office
      > >
      > > > of Vital Statistics, Historical Societies, and
      > Archives in Kentucky
      > >
      > > > will be affected by this change. Money talks
      > especially in these days
      > >
      > > > of budget shortfalls. Please everyone contact
      > the governor's office
      > >
      > > > and a senator, regardless whether you live in KY
      > or not.
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > If you do not know who your Senator is, then go
      > to
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      <http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/whoswho/sendist.htm>http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/whoswho/sendist.htm
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      > > > Following the link above and searching on
      > Legislative, HB 523 in 2002
      > >
      > > > session:
      > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      <http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/record/02rs/search.idq>http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/record/02rs/search.idq
      > >
      > >
      >
      > Thank you Rose,
      > For sharing this with us.
      > Jewelle
      >
      > jewelle@...
      > Main Surnames:
      > BAKER, CANNON, COX, JACKSON,
      > McGLAWHORN (all sp), WINGATE, +++
      >
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