There has been a lot written about the removal of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) from Rootsweb.com. The index can be viewed behind the pay wall of Ancestry.com (the parent owner of Rootsweb.com) but the deaths in the last 10 years have the Social Security number removed.
Kimberly Powell of About.com has written a further update on the issue. View it here to see her summary of the status of the SSDI.
It is a real shame to remove an index that was created to prevent fraud because of some incidences of fraud in tax returns. Hopefully those in power will finally see that.
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