25 July 2015

Ancestry adds U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

This blog only mentions US records when of potential interest for Canadian, British or Irish genealogy. The new U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 is such a case. 

Unless some of the information is embargoed you may find: applicant's full name, social insurance number, date and place of birth, citizenship, sex, father's name, mother's maiden name, race/ethnic description (optional).

A substantial number of the 49,416,104 records of people in the databse are for immigrants. Searching the database for birthplace Canada yields 489,007 results; for United Kingdom 407,242 and for Ireland 192,656. It's not that many, there are obvious errors, perhaps as many as 20%. Still, that would make it 54th in Ancestry's list of Canadian databases.

1 comment:

Grandma Shirley said...

I have already found a death that I didn't have that was too early for the SSDI. But they have not put all of the records in an obvious category. Some are in the Death records. I found some in Tax, Criminal, Land and Wills. Within that category, there is a subcategory for Government Records.