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From: "Tom Kemp" <>
Subject: Re: [APG] only complete, up-to-date SSDI
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 14:20:17 -0400
There are 1,040,516 people in the SSDI that died before 1963.
I checked and the SSDI shows 300,587 people that died in 1962.
The point is that the SSDI has records from 1937 forward - and the often
quoted start date of the 1960s can give genealogists the wrong impression
that there are no pre-1963 records in the SSDI.
You can see other stats at:
On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 1:39 PM, Richard A. Pence <
> "Tom Kemp" <> wrote:
> >>>There are: *1,040,516 – Persons that died between 1937 - 1962*
> See: http://www.genealogybank.com/
> I assume you mean there are 1,040,516 persons who died during those years
> included in the SSDI at the site for the company you work with.
> However, I went to the site and apparently the above figure includes both
> dates of birth from 1937-1962, so the number who died during the stated
> years is far fewer than what is stated above.
> For the benefit of those who may not be aware, the Social Security
> Administration began computerizing its Death Master File in October of 1962
> and apparently included many of the deaths that were reported to it earlier
> that year. Your site says there are 411,000 records containing the date of
> 1962. RootsWeb's site gives some 300,000 as dying that year.
> I'm not certain how or why the deaths prior to 1962 were entered, but I did
> a random check once a few years back and discovered that quite a few of the
> deaths that reportedly occurred before 1962 are the result of mistakes (do
> check for the years prior to 1937 and you'll even find some of those!).
> The point is that only a small fraction of the 82,000,000 listed in the
> died before 1962.
> Richard P.
> Fairfax, Virginia
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