For those interested in genealogical research in the US, Footnote.com (working in co-operation with NARA) has made freely available a database of over 80 million profile pages of people found in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). You can access:
- Deceased individuals with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration (1937- current)
- Birth date
- Death date
- Last known residence
- Member-added information, like maps, pictures, documents, sources, facts and more
It is updated weekly. To access it directly, go to http://go.footnote.com/ssdi.