Re: SSDI opinions #general



The SSDI should be considered a reliable secondary source for death information. See Q[uestion]9: What information is available from Social Security records to help in genealogical research? at:

Some in this string have indicated that census records were used to determine the birth year for people applying for Social Security numbers. The release of census records follows the 72-Year Rule: "According to the '72-Year Rule,' the National Archives releases census records to the general public 72 years after Census Day. As a result, the 1930 census records were released April 1, 2002, and the 1940 records were released April 2, 2012." (FWIW)

David Passman
Dallas, TX

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