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Our White Paper “Framing a Discussion on Vital Records Access” Has Impact at National Level

Last May we announced our white paper about the ways in which other stakeholders had confused
the relationship between records access and consumer identity theft. We made this announcement at
the Presidents Meeting at the annual conference of the National Genealogical Society. NGS President
Jan Alpert spoke about how our white paper finally made the issues clear to her. It was very well received.

We have just learned that it also had another impact. The NGS/FGS Records Preservation and Access Committee added a very positive Executive Summary to their white paper after hearing about our hardhitting and fact-based work.

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