September 10, 2008 09:33 ET
Free Social Security Death Index Now Available From GenealogyBank
Providing the Genealogy Community a Comprehensive, Up-to-Date Resource Essential for Family History Research
NAPLES, FL--(Marketwire - September 10, 2008) - GenealogyBank, a leading provider of historical
and recent newspapers for family history research, announced today that the
Social Security Death
Index (SSDI) will now be offered free of charge at
With more than 82 million death records from 1937 to the present, the SSDI
is an essential foundation for anyone interested in their family's past.
Best of all, it can be cross-searched with the thousands of newspapers and
government documents available through GenealogyBank, offering researchers
unsurpassed firsthand perspectives of the triumphs, struggles and daily
lives of their American ancestors.
"GenealogyBank's Social Security Death Index is unique with weekly updates,
easy-to-use format and comprehensive coverage," says Tom Kemp, Genealogy
Director for NewsBank, inc. "It's simply the most comprehensive index
online. Making it available for free is our way of giving back to the
The SSDI has long been valued by genealogists as the basis for family
history research. The SSDI contains over 82.6 million death records from
all 50 states, plus Guam, Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories; as well
as the records of over 17 million Americans born in the 19th century and
more than 200,000 who died overseas.
Exclusive features include the full date of death (including day of the
week) and the deceased's age (expressed in years, months and days).
"GenealogyBank's convenient format saves users time, money and countless
headaches," adds Kemp.
Genealogy sites and blogs are welcome to link to GenealogyBank's Social
Security Death Index. And for users looking to take their research to the
next level, GenealogyBank is the ideal resource for discovering the stories
behind your family's past. It provides access to millions of newspapers
articles, obituaries, government
documents and more spanning four centuries. Each of these original
images can be printed and preserved for family scrapbooks.
GenealogyBank, a division of NewsBank, inc., supplies individuals
interested in family history research with over 300 years of U.S.
newspapers, government documents and other historical records in all 50
states. GenealogyBank contains over 231 million family history records
including obituaries; birth, marriage and death notices; and much more.
GenealogyBank can be found at: www.genealogybank.com.