Maura's Place was Re: [S-R] SSDI SURNAME TIP
- At 03:20 PM 8/3/01 -0400, you wrote:
>At 02:13 PM 8/3/01 -0400, you wrote:The following is an excerpt from Maura's "Helpful Hints for Successful
> >I just wanted to point out to the group-I have encountered 4 relatives for
> >whom I found NO SS# on the SSDI database. Neither did their names register.
> >However, when I received their death certificates, there was a social
> >security number listed in the death certificate.
Searching" regarding Social Security records:
The SSDI is *not* a product of the Social Security Administration, it is a
product of a private company who take the information reported to the SSA
and reformat it. Originally, people were listed on the SSDI only if they
had benefits paid to a person after their death. Since this database has
grown to be such a valuable genealogical database, the company has now
attempted to include all deaths reported to the SSA in the database, going
back and including those previously not included (those who did not leave
benefits to others and deaths of minors) as well as to keep it updated with
newly reported deaths each month. Still, there are reasons you may not find
your ancestor listed on the database. ................
There is a lot more information at the site.