Today marks the start of our ‘15 minutes with 15 collections’ countdown. To kick things off, we’ve made our US Social Security Death Index completely free for everyone to use. It’ll stay that way until October 15th.
In the States, just about everybody has a social security number. Our index provides the name, birth and death dates and last address of everyone with a number whose death was reported to the Government – so it’s a comprehensive list of American deaths.
If you find an ancestor in the index, view their result then look for a Suggested Records box on the right of your screen. This will tell you other records that we think may mention the same person – either because the details match, or we’ve found the two records linked in someone else’s family tree.
Come back tomorrow for free access to Griffith’s Valuation, 1848-1864.
* Each collection will become available to search for free from 7am BST on the relevant day. All collections will be available to search until 12 midnight BST on 15 October 2011. To view these records you will need to register for free with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address.