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The SSDI went over 80 Million records today.
Monday, August 13, 2007 9:41 PM
The only place you can see all of it is at http://www.genealogybank.com/ - it is the only site that is updated weekly.
The SSDI now contains more than 80 Million death records … and the only place you can see all of them is at http://www.genealogybank.com/
The GenealogyBank site is the only provider of the SSDI death records that is updated weekly and has all of these records online now.
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Name: Charlie Delaine
Date of Birth: Thursday December 28, 1933
Date of Death: Friday August 03, 2007
Est. Age at death: 73 years, 7 months, 6 days
Last known residence: City: Darlington County: Darlington
State: South Carolina ZIP Code: 29532
Latitude: 34.3125 Longitude: -79.8501
Social Security details:
State of Issue: South Carolina Number: 251-50-6484
Name: Raymond Lynd
Date of Birth: Monday January 30, 1837
Date of Death: January 1937
Est. Age at death: 99 years, 11 months
Last known residence:
City: Battle Creek County: Calhoun State: Michigan ZIP Code: 49017
Latitude: 42.3920 Longitude: -85.2069
Social Security details:
State of Issue: Michigan Number: 363-36-3477
You'll find Americans from all 50 States and those that died overseas too. If the Social Security Administration has a record of their death, then they are in the index.
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The SSDI includes all deaths registered with the Social Security Administration from 1937 to the present. Other sites are updated monthly, quarterly and some are seldom updated.
There are just under 20 Million Americans born in the 19th Century in the SSDI and contrary to popular belief there are well over 3,120,000 deaths recorded before 1965 in the SSDI.
The SSDI is the most popular starting point for beginning genealogists. It allows them to quickly gather information about their relatives that passed away in the past 70 years. It is easy to retrieve every "Johnson" from across the country (there are 595,681) or to narrow the search to just the "Johnson" death records for Nome, Alaska (there are 6).
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