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Re: SSDI incomplete in UFT Platinum?
Posted by: Maggie Kitts Date: April 01, 2001 at 22:43:27
In Reply to: SSDI incomplete in UFT Platinum? by Patricia G. Clark of 11492

Click on this URL

http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm

or go to http://www.ancestry.com/ and look
for the words Social Security Death Index or SSDI near the top of the home page.

That will take you to the SSDI updated to January 2001. Ancestry won't charge you anything. They provide the SSDI for free.

However, there are several possible reasons for not finding the person you are looking for even though you know they had a SS card
and are dead. If you read about the SSCI on Ancestry, you will find out why. Sometimes it is as simple as the original card was made out to a different spelling of the first or last name.

I saw I message on a German research website today. The user was quite upset that Adolf somebody or other . . . was not in the SSDI.
Someone else looked and found that Adolph sombody or other!

And pay attention to what the explanation says about the final residence. It isn't.

The company who creates copies of the SSDI use the wrong label for that last contact.

It is where the Social Security office last
had contact with the estate of the deceased.

Ex: my father died in the state of WA. I lived in OR. I probated his estate. The SSDI
format lists OR as the last place of residence.

Maggie Kitts


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