US genealogical research: Social Security Death Index 1937- available

For those interested in genealogical research in the US, (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

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