citing SSA materials

Citing Social Security Items, Part II: Citing SSDI With No Social Security Number

My grandmother’s entry in the “Social Security Index (1935-2014)” at does not include her Social Security number because her death took place in 2008. Suggested citation form for various incarnations of the “Social Security Death Index” (generally created from the Master Death File maintained by the Social Security Administration) include the Social Security Number and […]


Citing Social Security Items: Part I

Since I’ve been playing with the “Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007″ at, I’ve been thinking about citing various databases and records created from Social Security Administration records. All citations are created in the spirit of Evidence Explained. The first post in our “Citing Social Security Items” will focus on the SS-5 form. It seems fairly straightforward to […]