Monday, August 13, 2007

Social Security Death Index hits 80 Million Mark

The SSDI (Social Security Death Index) went over the 80 Million mark today - and the only place genealogists can research all of it is at and its sister site: America's GenealogyBank (library version).

GenealogyBank is the only site for the SSDI death records that is updated weekly and has all of these records online now.

You may search from:
Name: Charlie Delaine
Date of Birth: Thursday December 28, 1933
Date of Death: Friday August 03, 2007
Est. Age at death: 73 years, 7 months, 6 days

Last known residence: City: Darlington County: Darlington State: South
Carolina ZIP Code: 29532
Latitude: 34.3125 Longitude: -79.8501

Confirmation: Proven
Social Security details:
State of Issue: South Carolina Number: 251-50-6484

Name: Raymond Lynd
Date of Birth: Monday January 30, 1837
Date of Death: January 1937
Est. Age at death: 99 years, 11 months

Last known residence:
City: Battle Creek County: Calhoun State: Michigan ZIP Code: 49017
Latitude: 42.3920 Longitude: -85.2069

Social Security details:
State of Issue: Michigan Number: 363-36-3477

You'll find Americans from all 50 States and those that died overseas too. If the Social Security Administration has a record of their death, then they are in the index.

Other great enhancements provided by GenealogyBank includes:
- day of the week of the person's birth and death
- their complete age, expressed in years, months and days
- the latitude and longitude for those wanting to add GPS tracking to their genealogical records.

The SSDI includes all deaths registered with the Social Security Administration from 1937 to the present. Other sites are updated monthly, quarterly and some are seldom updated.

There are just under 20 Million Americans born in the 19th Century in the SSDI and contrary to popular belief there are well over 3,120,000 deaths recorded before 1965 in the SSDI.

The SSDI is the most popular starting point for beginning genealogists. It allows them to quickly gather information about their relatives that passed away in the past 70 years. It is easy to retrieve every "Johnson" from across the country (there are 595,681) or to narrow the search to just the "Johnson" death records for Nome, Alaska (there are 6).

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