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framistat

Member Since 29 Nov 2015
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In Topic: Source: Social Security Applications and Claims 1936-2007

30 November 2015 - 04:50 PM

TomH,

 

Hello!  Thanks for that insight, and for the link.  I will do some reading.

 

 

C24m48,

 

I would be (am) astonished that RM would never add to its source templates.  Especially for a monster new source like SSACI.  What would new customers getting the latest version of RM think if it were missing?


In Topic: Source: Social Security Applications and Claims 1936-2007

30 November 2015 - 04:02 PM

kbens0n,

 

Thanks... I was looking in the wrong place.  Happens when I pick this up again for the winter months...


In Topic: Source: Social Security Applications and Claims 1936-2007

30 November 2015 - 01:38 PM

c24m48,
 
Thank you for the wealth of information you posted in answer to my question.
 
You and I work similarly.  I use Chrome and print to pdf.  I also use an older version of FastStone Capture for Windows (5.3, available free at oldversion.com) which is easy to use and very flexible.
 
 
zhangrau,
 
Given my career background in IT and database work, the lumper approach makes sense to me.  Thank you for posting the details of how you created and use your template, very helpful.
 
 
Renee, 
 
I just recently became aware of the availability of the Social Security Applications and Claims Index (SSACI).  This is not the same as the Death Index.  It is exclusive to Ancestry.com and just became available late July 2015:
 
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U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.
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U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
This database picks up where the Social Security Death Index (SSDI) leaves off by providing more details than those included in the SSDI. It includes information filed with the Social Security Administration through the application or claims process, including valuable details such as birth date, birth place, and parents’ names. While you will not find everybody who is listed in the SSDI in this database, data has been extracted for more than 49 million people.
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I have only two Social Security source templates (RM 6 upgraded to RM 7) in my Master Source List:
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current (Ancestry.com)
Free-form - this one may have been imported with Ancestry data, it contains no substitution fields
Social Security Death Index 
(SSDI) (FHL, online) - this one may have been provided with RM, it contains substitution fields.
 
Neither of these fit the SSACI.  
 
What version of RM are you looking at that includes three, and what are they?  
 
The reason I posted the question is because I was very disappointed that the most recent RM update (August 2015) didn't include a template for this major new source, that every customer is likely going to use.