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A tag for questions about records generated by the United States' Social Security Administration.

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SSN not appearing in search of NARA's AAD NUMIDENT database?

I have a name and SSN from an SSDI record page on Ancestry, and the date is the same as the person I'm seeking. Since she died in Utah, I wanted to verify, if possible, that this indeed is the same ...
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What does the date in the Social Security Applications and Claims Index really show?

In researching a gg uncle, William (Wilhelm) Stahnke, I came across this record: Name: William Stahnke Birth Date: 24 Mar 1879 Birth Place: Federal Republic of Germany Claim Date: 25 Sep 1945 ...
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Which exemptions to proof of parents' death are available to obtain an unredacted SSA application?

I filed for a copy of the original Social Security application of my paternal grandfather. The photocopy of the form was returned, redacted to remove his parents' names (which was the whole point of ...
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Any Records of Social Security Payouts?

I think it's unlikely but I'm trying to track down some info on my grandfather. Records I've seen lead me to believe he was married prior to getting together with my grandmother, who was also married ...
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What fields are available from a Social Security Death Index (SSDI) search at different websites?

There are several different websites that offer a search form for the Social Security Death Index, the public-access extract of the Social Security Administration's Death Master File. Since ...
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What uses are there for the Social Security Number (SSN) of a deceased ancestor?

The Social Security Death Index (SSDI), or Death Master File (DMF) is an index of the deaths of US persons that have been notified to the US Social Security. It's available online at various places ...
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How rare/common is a surname in the US Social Security Death Index?

I would like to know the 'rank' of how common or rare a surname is in the SSDI. For example: Smith is the most common name with 1234567 entries and Sparrell is the 12345th most common name with 123 ...
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