SSDI database #general

Judith Elam

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Subject: (USA) Genealogists Not Invited To Testify on SSDI at House Ways and
Means Subcommittee Hearing
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:10:47 -0800

Why is it so important to include the actual SS# with the record? I have
always wondered why Ancestry and Family Search were including them in the
first place. The issue of identity theft is valid, having once worked in a
business where this was rampant. Maybe I am missing something here, but the
SS# has not been of any use to me whatsoever, as a genealogist.

Can they simply continue to update the database and just exclude the SS#, or
just put the last 4 digits?

Judith Elam
Kihei, HI

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