You may be familiar with the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) available through Ancestry.com, Ancestry Library Edition, Rootsweb, and GenealogyBank.
These services can generate a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form that you print and mail to the Social Security Administration (SSA) with a check for a copy of your ancestor's Social Security Number (SSN) application, with its valuable genealogical content.
But did you know you can also order these records online, using a credit card, and reciive them much more quickly?
The SSA can help you with various kinds of genealogical research. The form is still an option; but you do not have to use it. It is easier to make your request online using an eFOIA Request.