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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [APG] Why we don't find everyone in the Social Security DeathIndex
Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 08:10:40 -0500
Michael Neill wrote:
>The main thing to remember with the SSDI (as with any index or finding
>aid) is to make no assumptions about it, regardless of the time
>period, the occupation, etc There will always be exceptions to just
>about everything. I assumed that all my farming great-grandparents in
>Illinois (except the one who died in 1986) would not be in the SSDI.
>Much to my surprise the one who died in 1965 and the one who died in
>1969 were in the index.
This is not unusual. Although the men were primarily farmers and did
not need a SSN, they may have taken short term jobs off the farm where
they needed a SSN. And their deaths were reported to the SSA.
>My wife's step-great-grandfather died in Chicago in 1947. His death
>certificate lists his social security number. I obtained his ss5 form
>from social security. He is not in the SSDI.
1947 is before 1962.
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