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From: "Connie Bradbury" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] CA Funeral Home Records
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 20:07:15 -0800
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Alvie:

I had an experience in Riverside, CA a couple of years ago that really
soured me on big city morticians.

I called one mortician and asked for certain information on an Anglican
sounding name - I got it. Then I called back, same place, for an hispanic
sounding name and I was told by the person who answered the phone that if I
would pay $50 he would search for it. I said no, I would pay the $50 and I
would search for it. He hung up on me.

What does that say? It says that some mortuaries have discovered a cash
cow.

Connie


----- Original Message -----
From: "Alvie L. Davidson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 14, 2003 2:54 AM
Subject: [APG] CA Funeral Home Records


> I know some funeral homes in Florida have been closed to questions for
years and years, long before anyone brought up the subject of identity theft
or privacy. VanOrsdel Funeral Homes in Dade County FL has been a hard nut
to crack for information and I have no idea why they stopped it years ago.
Or at least when they heard my name they told me they would not give out
information, but guess that is just my paranoia <g>.
> I would guess the next thing to go will be newspaper obituaries since the
funeral home provides the family data to the newspapers. If anyone wants to
see an obituary just go to the Salt Lake Tribune and take lessons.
>
> Alvie L. Davidson CGRS
> CGRS, Certified Genealogical Record Specialist, is a service mark
> of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license
> by Board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations.
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