Monday, August 2, 2010

Social Security Administration and Genealogy

You may be familiar with the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) available through, Ancestry Library Edition, Rootsweb, and GenealogyBank.

These services can generate a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) form that you print and mail to the Social Security Administration (SSA) with a check for a copy of your ancestor's Social Security Number (SSN) application, with its valuable genealogical content.

But did you know you can also order these records online, using a credit card, and reciive them much more quickly?

The SSA can help you with various kinds of genealogical research. The form is still an option; but you do not have to use it. It is easier to make your request online using an eFOIA Request.

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