Are You Concerned About Access To The SSDI?

If you aren’t concerned about whether or not as a genealogist you’ll be able to access records in the Social Security Death Index in the future, you should be.

According to a recent article entitled Challenges To Accessing Social Security Death Index and SSA-5 Applications, written by Jan Meisels Allen for the Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley, there are several bills before Congress which would limit – some severely – such access.  Jan was a guest on tonight’s episode of GeneaBloggers Radio entitled Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions for 2012.  Click here to listen to the recording.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.  And stay tuned for big news next week on how you can get involved in preserving access to these types of records vital to the genealogy field.

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

 

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2 thoughts on “Are You Concerned About Access To The SSDI?

  1. If they would just have a version of the SSDI with the SSN#s stripped out, that would be fine for me. I think the SSDI is more valuable as a death index than as a starting point for an overpriced SS5 application.

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