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There are 9 Files for this series in AAD :
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last Names A through B) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last Names C through D) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last Names E through G) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last names H through J) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last names K through L) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last names M through O) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last names P through R) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last names S through T) (info) Search
Death Files, 1936 - 2007 (Last Names U through Z and non-alphabetic) (info) Search
Title: Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), created, 1936 - 2007, documenting the period 1936 - 2007
Creator: Federal Security Agency. Social Security Board. 7/1/1939-7/16/1946 (Predecessor)
Social Security Administration. 3/31/1955- (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 47: Records of the Social Security Administration
Location: Electronic and Special Media Records Services Division (NWME), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001 PHONE: 301-837-0470 FAX: 301-837-3681 EMAIL: cer@nara.gov
Inclusive Dates: 1936 - 2007
Coverage Dates: 1936 - 2007
Part of: Record Group 47: Records of the Social Security Administration
Function and Use: The agency created and maintained these records for the purpose of tracking the earnings of U.S. workers, and determining benefit entitlements as established under the Social Security Act of 1935.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains records for every social security number (SSN) assigned to individuals with a verified death or who would have been over 110 years old by December 31, 2007. There are three type of entries in NUMIDENT: application (SS-5), claim, and death records. A NUMIDENT record may contain more than one entry. Information contained in NUMIDENT records includes: each applicant's full name, SSN, date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, sex, father's name, mother's maiden name, and race/ethnic description (optional). NUMIDENT includes information regarding any subsequent changes made to the applicant's record, including name changes and life or death claims. The death records in NUMIDENT do not include any State reported deaths in accordance with the Social Security Act section 205(r). There are 72,182,729 SS-5 records entries; 25,230,486 claim record entries; and 49,459,293 death record entries.
Access Restrictions: Restricted - Partly.  
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Extent: 60 data files, 3 electronic documentation files, and 5 linear inches of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Employment
Health
Income
Names, Personal
Social security

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
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