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From: Julie <>
Subject: [NYCHAUTA] U.S. Social Security Death Index Limitations
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2011 12:04:07 -0800 (PST)


>From my Polish Genealogical Society newsletter

U.S. Social Security Death Index Limitations

As of November 1, 2011, the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) will no longer use as a source protected death records provided by the individual states. In addition to which, the Social Security Administration will remove approximately 4.2 million records currently on SSDI because those entries were made based on information from state death records and also anticipate this will mean one million fewer records added annually unless another source is used.

The Social Security Administration stated it would continue to compile information from a variety of other sources including death reports from family members, funeral homes, hospitals, federal agencies, postal authorities and financial institutions.

To read more go to http://www.ntis.gov/products/ssa-dmf.aspx and link to "Important change from SSA". Should you have any specific questions you can write to .


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