Monday, January 2, 2012

Ancestry.com and SSDI

Posted by: Jan Meisels Allen

I recently posted that Rootsweb ceased providing free access to the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) due to the sensitivity of the information--which has been discussed in other posts. In the notice about Rootsweb, it also said to go to Ancestry.com for access-- Ancestry.com is a subscription site. http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3693

The Ancestry.com site for the social security death index, contains a recent notice addition advising the reader if they do not see the Social Security number on the record index, it is because Ancestry.com does not provide the number for anyone who has passed away within the past ten years.

Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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