Social Security Death Index

Social Security collects death information from various sources for citizens of the United States. It's a helpful collection of records for genealogists.

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The Social Security Death Index

A portion of the records contained about individuals found on AncientFaces ( have been made available via the United States Social Security Administration. The United States Social Security Death Indexes (SSDI) are public documents which provide general details on the majority of Americans who have deceased between 1935 through today. These records are available via the U.S. government and multiple online genealogy sources as they are beneficial for genealogists and for fraud prevention.

For further information, visit The First Social Security Number and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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