The Social Security Administration is the custodian responsible for storing all death records. The social security Death Index (SSDI) comprises of the database preserved in the administration's Death Master File Extract. The death information of any person who possesses the Social Security Number (SSN) needs to be reported to the Social Security Administration.
Since these death records are most recent and updated on a continuous basis, experts recommend researchers to conduct their research work on the basis of these death records. The Death records reveal the place of death of a person's ancestor and sometimes even the place of burial.
Death records give success in genealogy study as they provide vital information like person's birth, spouse and parents, among other information. It is always advisable for a genealogist to start with the death certificates. Many times deceased persons neither have birth nor marriage certificates and getting access to such vital death records becomes important to track the genealogy of people.
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