Re: [genpcncfir] Digest Number 646
- Well - I have not contributed much so I went to the site for Kentucky
Sen. and Cong. and emailed them all! Below is a copy of what I sent. It may
not be much but I felt a personal touch might catch their eye! I may have
pumped up the percentage a bit - but being a government worker - I know how
important those numbers are!!
I have heard about recent attempts to block access to birth and death records
in your state - what a silly thing!! If you ever have a moment to sign onto a
computer you would know that at least 35-40% of online users are tracing
there family tree. I have been working on mine for two years and the more you
find the more you get hooked. To the point of actually getting on a plane and
going to the STATE to physically find more evidence for your family history.
I am also a mail carrier - close to 18 years now - and I have met many people
who actually travel to collect this information!!! Do you really think the
cons outweigh the PROS??? Please consider helping all the national genealogy
researchers by stoping this legislation. The people like me out here in
California had our family roots starting out back in NC, TN, Kentucky and
such - It is a vital part of our research to have access to that information.
I even have an ancestor that trained a Kentucky Derby horse - Timbrooke - he
ran in a race in the late 1800 - when congress actually adjourned for the
FIRST and only time so that members could attend the race "the Pamlico Race"
My kin was in Tennessee - but the horse is from Kentucky - this is the very
same horse that "raced the Memphis train and won!" and had one of the very
first Blue Grass songs written about him. I know my fathers ancestors were in
neighboring states and since Timbrooke was from Kentucky I am hoping to find
evidence of my ancestors there. The folklore that my gr gr grandfather
trained/owned this horse has been handed down for generations and it means a
lot to me to prove that. Thank You Cheryl Cudney
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