Social Security Death Index for Genealogy

Have you looked in the Social Security Death Index records for your ancestors? In this clip from a previous episode about the Social Security Death Index, a.k.a. as the SSDI, you’ll learn about this valuable set of records. We’ll also dig deeper into the Social Security Applications & Claims IndexContinue Reading

How to Research the Social Security Death Index Online

Are you familiar with the Social Security Death Index as a resource for your family history?  In this video I’m talking about the two sets of records available and how it can help you with your genealogy research. Also, I’ll talk about where to find the records, how to researchContinue Reading

Vital Events and Records Right from the beginning of your genealogical journey, you’re going to want to start collecting documents surrounding vital events. These are typically birth, marriage, death, and divorce records. As mentioned before, start backwards. Look for an ancestor’s death certificate (or information) before seeking marriage and birth certificates.Continue Reading