JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen clarification of FOIA request address #general


Diane Goldman <dgoldman@...>
 

Thanks for sharing this, Hazel. But could you clarify?
(Or could someone else clarify, if they know the answer
to my question below?)

Does this refer to FOIA requests previously sent to INS?
Or is it for any genealogy-related FOIA request,
regardless of the U.S.government office involved?

--Diane
Maryland, USA


Subject: FOIA requests
From: "Hazanjo" <hazanjo@cogeco.ca>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 16:42:29 -0400
X-Message-Number: 20

I just had a phone call >from a very helpful lady who works out of the
office
in Lee's Summit, MO. While I had her on the phone I decided to clarify
a
few things. She told me that all genealogy requests are now being
handled
at this office. Sending requests there initially could save some time.
They will also accept requests by fax. Verification of death is
required
when the birth date is less than 100 years ago, but they'll accept a
picture
of the stone as proof. I'm providing a snail mail address and the fax
number, but they request that if you fax a request, that you don't
mail it as well.

US Department of Homeland Security
PO Box 648010
Lee's Summit, MO 64064-8010
Fax: 816-350-5785
Phone: 816-350-5570

Hazel Sandow Boon
Hamilton, ON, Canada