The Social Security Death index is a master index file of deaths reported to the Social Security Administration. It has been kept since 1962, when operations were computerized. The index includes about 50 percent of deceased persons from 1962 to 1971 and about 85 percent of deceased persons from 1972 to 2005. It also includes a few deaths from 1937 to 1961.
Make a list of all living relatives before you start your genealogy research. Interview as many of them as possible. Be prepared with a list of questions. Use a tape recorder for the answers or take very good notes. Respect the person's privacy.
The Research Calendar gives an account of every record source you have searched and serves as a reminder of what you have already done and where you have found pertinent information.
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The Pedigree Chart is a map from you to your ancestors. Begin with yourself. Females always use their maiden names.
A military records subscription site is Fold3.com