The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) contains about 80 million records of those who collected Social Security and died. The records begin in the 1960's and run to the current month. To access the index to all of these records, go to: SSDI search

Beyond searching for individuals, records may be searched by last residence (for example, Lincoln Co, Tenn) or by birthday. Other searches are also available. A search for last residence of Lincoln Co TN yeilds 10,000 records. Unfortunately the results are listed in order by SS# which is not too useful. Also, by clicking a button a copy of the full record my be ordered online (for a fee.)