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How do I use the SSDI to find US ancestors?

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Re: How do I use the SSDI to find US ancestors?

Posted: 26 Nov 2012 10:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Nov 2012 10:30PM GMT
You would enter their name and date of birth, if known; also state of birth, if known. That would pull up a list of possibilities showing at least the month and year of death; where their Social Security Number was issued (often, but not always, the state where they were born); and the geographic location where their last benefits were payable (usually, but not always, where they were living when they died). Then you would search additional records (birth, death or marriage) to find family data that may confirm that is the person you seek. Keep in mind that the SSDI usually only goes back as far as the early 1960s, and does not include everyone who died. (Check the "About Social Security Death Index" notes below the search box to see details of what you may find, and what to do with it.)
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janeoz123 24 Nov 2012 12:52AM GMT 
LHSwisher 27 Nov 2012 5:30AM GMT 
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