Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Social Security Death Index

You may know that the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is a treasure house for genealogists.  The SSDI is created from information in the Social Security Death Master File (DMF).

Legislation is pending that would remove access to the DMF completely, and could affect access of genealogists to the SSDI.

The SSDI has been removed from Rootsweb but is still largely available on Ancestry and GenealogyBank.

Here is an informative article explaining what is happening and what you can do.

Be sure to read background provided by the Records Preservation and Access Committee

Social Security Applications can still be ordered using this form.

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