Thursday, February 23, 2012

SSDI Issues

You may be aware of the growing controversy about access to the Social Security Death Index. There is a growing voice about how SSDI information is being used for illegal purposes (particularly information concerning deceased children). The direction this controversy is going is toward limiting access to the SSDI for everyone, including genealogists.

Blogger James Tanner has an analysis of the issue that starts to bring some critical clarity that is needed. His latest piece is one of several he is written and he will have even more to say on the subject in the future.

You can read his latest offering at Genealogy's Star: Researching the issues surrounding the SSDI

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