Subject: (USA) Genealogists Not Invited To Testify on SSDI at House Ways and
Means Subcommittee Hearing
From: "Jan Meisels Allen" <email@example.com>
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?