Free SSDI Search
Search the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for FREE using either Roots Web (free) or Ancestry (Ancestry's subscription service is more current and may be searched for free. However, to view all information, they require a fee). Be sure to click the proper link in the article. We have also linked to some outstanding articles concerning the Social Security and Railroad Retirement, and how to utilize the information to your best advantage in genealogical research. Good Luck!
Important Notes Regarding the SSDI and Ordering SS-5s This 'how to" article by George G. Morgan, explains how to use the Social Security Death Index for the best results.
Social Security and Railroad Retirement Social Security and Railroad Retirement. Another excellent article by George G. Morgan, explaining Social Security and the Railroad Retirement system. If you have a relative retired from the railroads, you need to read this.
Using Social Security Number
Application Forms for Genealogy by George G. Morgan
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