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Posted: 23 Feb 2013 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Is there a way to search by SS# and date of death? I have both of these and can't locate my relative when I include her name. Without the name included I am getting 18000+ hits for the date and specific SS#
Posted: 23 Feb 2013 7:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Feb 2013 7:42PM GMT
try using "old search" if you aren't already.
you will prob get less hits
http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch

on the SSDI
just fill in the state and dod
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693
Posted: 23 Feb 2013 8:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
You also need to know that all people are not in the SSDI, if their death was not reported to social security. This is especially true if the person was not yet collecting social security when they died. Here is a good site to search by first name and birthdate, if you don't know a woman's married name.
http://ssdmf.info/
Posted: 24 Feb 2013 5:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Have you tried putting the SS# in the keyword field marked exact with no other info on the search form?
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 5:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Also try a search under last name and just the month/year, or just the year.
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 5:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Also try a search under last name and just the month/year, or just the year.

By the way, when did this person die?
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 6:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for the suggestions. I do not have a birthdate for her, but do have maiden and married names. She died in 1961 and was employed from the 1920's until her death. Perhaps she never received benefits?
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 6:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
tried both ideas...with the second, got this result,

Matches 1–20 of 17,811 Sorted By Relevance
Posted: 25 Feb 2013 6:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
This is what I'm getting:

Matches 1–20 of 11,768,115 Sorted By Relevance
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 4:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Those in the SSDI usually date from the early to mid-1960s, to the present. There are some exceptions, but perhaps she died a little too early to make the index?
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