What.o each of the fields in the database mean? Do you have a rail road worker in your family tree? Deaths included in this index may have been submitted by a survivor requesting benefits or in order to stop Social Security Benefits to the deceased. FamilySearch.Borg: Social Security Death Index database . Genealogists should request a copy of the SS-5 form for every deceased ancestor and relative that applied for a Social Security Number. A family member may have notified the SSA to stop benefits to the deceased. We have integrated the searching of SDI records with the other on-line database collections in GenealogyBank.

Court records like wills can help you estimate death dates. The following sites still provide free SDI access as of December 2015: Free on-line search of the SDI, a name index to deaths recorded by the Social Security Administration beginning in 1962. promo, GT, USA: Ancestry.Dom Operations Inc, 2011. About 98 percent of the people in the SDI died after 1962, although a few deaths do date back as far as 1937. Because updated data is produced by the Social Security Administration on a quarterly basis, and perhaps because the database is provided to the public through private and commercial entities, there is more misunderstanding about this particular genealogical index than any other sold commercially. 

It was in the early 1960’s that the SSA commenced using computer technology to store and archive vital records. Try all of them and decide for yourself which is the most flexible, offering you the option to search by first name only, Social Security Widow Benefits info from socialsecuritywidowbenefits.cymcainredbank.org along with birth date, to try to find those females whose married names you don’t know. Court records like wills can help you estimate death dates. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 database on-line. You have the location where the person’s lump sum distribution was sent. Following further amendments in 1950, cost-of-living increases were awarded to those who were receiving benefits. Whether or not the deceased ever received Social Security benefits, if someone notified the SSA of their death, and they had a Social Security number, they probably appear in the SDI. Provided by the Unites States Social Security Administration, the SDI can help you find Social Security Death Records, which contain information on anyone whose death has been reported to the U.S.