Tag: death certificates

3 Atlanta women charged for a $2 million tax fraud scheme after mining data on Ancestry.com.

3 Atlanta women charged for a $2 million tax fraud scheme after mining data on Ancestry.com.

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I remember well the debate when there was talk that death record information might be limited because of concerns over the availability of Social Security numbers (SSN) on the certificates.

 

Tax fraud.
Tax fraud.

Like most other genealogists, my defense hackles immediately started to rise, and I looked at this possibility with some indignation.
How dare they refuse us access to information about deceased individuals that should be available to the public?
In light of this story of three women profiting from a $2 million tax fraud operation using the popular website Ancestry.com, I am changing my mind. Perhaps these certificates could be released with the SSN numbers vetted (blacked out)?

As quoted on the WSBT News site “The tax returns contained false and fraudulent information, including false income amounts and dependent information. The individuals whose names were used on these tax returns often were deceased,” according to the criminal indictment filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

The fraudulent tax refunds were sent to addresses associated with the women involved.
Arrest warrants were issued for Shawuana Sanders, Monica Person and Tania Zelada.
As one who uses Ancestry.com regularly, it’s very easy to access this information in death certificates available on the site.
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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions- July 22, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions- July 22, 2014

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Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions for the period up to and including July 22, 2014.

 

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FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Canada

Croatia

Luxembourg

Netherlands

New Zealand

Poland

Portugal

Ukraine

United States

 

Ancestry.com  Updates and Additions

Mexico

United States

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

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Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions.
FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions
Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at FamilySearch.org.

The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland.

 

FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Argentina

Belgium

Bolivia

Brazil

Canada

Chile

China

Croatia

Czechoslovakia

Denmark

El Salvador

Germany

Honduras

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Italy

Mexico

Netherlands

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico

Russia

South Africa

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Ukraine

United Kingdom

  1. England, Kent, Manorial Documents, 1241-1976
  2. England, Norfolk, Parish Registers (County Record Office), 1510-1997
  3. England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844-1952
  4. Isle of Man Parish Registers, 1598-2009
  5. United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United States

Venezuela

Worldwide

 

Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

Canada

Poland

United Kingdom

United States

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Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

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The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to April 3, 2014.

Genealogy News Bites - April 3, 2014

ID News

Roots & Branches: First state death certificates to be on Internet soon

“Roots & Branches” reader Matthew Prinkey recently asked for an update that’s been on the minds of many genealogists with Pennsylvania roots since the state loosened access to the early birth and death certificates: When are they coming online? The answer

Deseret News

Access to genealogy websites for LDS Church members may come sooner than expected

Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February, FamilySearch.org, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS Church members eventually will be granted free subscriptions 

Market Wired

“Captain America” Star Comes From a Line of Real-Life Captain Americas

Captain America represents the quintessential American hero, a soldier who is wholly dedicated to defending the ideals of this country. In celebration of the release of the film sequel, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” Ancestry.com looked into the family history of Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and found that he is more than qualified to play the iconic American superhero. Evans has a long lineage of real-life heroes

GPB News

The Journey From ‘Colored’ To ‘Minorities’ To ‘People Of Color’

Language is and always will be an essential element in the struggle for understanding among peoples. Changes in the words and phrases we use to describe each other reflect whatever progress we make on the path toward a world where everyone feels respected and included. A Google Ngram search

South Coast Today

Volunteer works tirelessly to preserve Rochester’s history

About a year ago while sifting through old documents stored in the town clerk office’s vault, Kyle DeCicco-Carey found a clothing box.He opened it to find a stack of cotton texture paper dating between 1700 and the early 1800s

Moose Jaw Times Herald

New exhibit sheds light on Japanese American experiences of World War II

After Japan’s naval and air forces attacked Pearl Harbor and the Philippines in December 1941, life for 7-year-old Lily Imahara and her family changed forever. They were among hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans who were forcibly moved from their homes on the West Coast to internment camps

PR Web

Connecticut SAR Marks 125th Anniversary

On April 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m., the Connecticut SAR will celebrate its founding at its 125th annual meeting. On March 27, 1889, Major John C. Kinney, an editor of the Hartford Courant, inserted a notice in that paper, inviting interested parties to join him on April 2 at the State Capitol Building, to form a society of men with Revolutionary War ancestors

BC Local News

Historian finds family of local war veteran

It only took a few days for a Cranbrook resident keen on history to paint a better picture of Sergeant Frank L. Martin. On Tuesday, the Townsman published a story about a group trying to find more information on soldiers who died during WWII

Olive Tree Genealogy

Using Evernote to Make Virtual Binders for Genealogy Organization

Renee mentioned that she is using Evernote to create binders in order to digitize all her paper files. I’m not sure I want to go totally digital for my genealogy but the idea of organizing my computer files using Evernote appealed to me

Texas Tombstone Found During Construction Returned to Descendants

A tombstone that was discovered beneath an East Texas construction site has been given to a relative. Ron and Nelda Swinney claimed the stone Monday

Genealogy & History News

Britain’s 1941 Census Substitute to be Digitised

The big news late last week that has the genealogy social media world a’buzz was the announcement from findmypast, who announced that they will be digitising the “1939 Register”, which gives details of 40 million English and Welsh during war time, and is the most anticipated family history project since the 1911 census. As there was no 1941 census

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter

Genealogical Privacy

I often hear or read comments similar to this: Person #1: “I won’t put my genealogy information online because I am afraid someone might steal it

MyHeritage Adds World’s Oldest Jewish Newspaper to its Digital Collection of Historical Records

The following announcement was written by the folks at MyHeritage: TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah & LONDON, England – March 30, 2014: MyHeritage, the popular family history network, announced today that it has added The Jewish Chronicle newspaper archive to its digital collection of historical records

Fold3 Blog

Records from the New York State Military Museum

In a partnership with the New York State Military Museum in Saratoga Springs, Fold3 has digitized nine titles documenting hundreds of thousands of men who served in the New York National Guard (NYNG) and other New York regiments for conflicts from the Civil War to World War II, as well as the peace-time years between

Observation Deck

Ancestry, Race, and Forensic Anthropology

I wanted to write a post about forensic anthropology, identification techniques, and the legacy of scientific racism as soon as I saw the article about scientific concepts that need to be abandoned

NewsOK

Founders of town consumed by mudslide claim Cherokee ancestry

The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.” All I could say was ‘Oh my God’ and then it hit us

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