This is a copy of a “Genealogy Search Tip of the Day” that was written by Michael John Neill on 17 December 2012.  He has given permission for me to report the post.  Thank you to Michael.

Maggie

Some States Don’t Report to the Social Security Administration

Posted: 17 Dec 2012 10:06 PM PST
The Social Security Death Index does not include data from states that elect not to share their vital records with the Social Security Administration. The easiest way to tell if “your state” of interest is not reporting them is to search for how many entries that state has in the SSDI in 2012 and compare that number to an earlier year of 2009 or 2008. If the number in 2012 is significantly lower, then chances are the state is not reporting them.

Maggie

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