Search By Social Security Number Where Possible

If a genealogical database includes Social Security numbers as one of their keyed data fields, search the database for the Social Security number you have for your deceased relative. Many times you will simply locate the entry that was previously located, but occasionally an additional reference or entry may be revealed.

If the database returns the Social Security number but does not provide a specific search box, try a key word for the number–both with and without the dashes.

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