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Old 12-11-2013, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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CNN had a brief explanation of the new budget deal and included this paragraph:

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The Death Master File: Cue the Star Wars’ Imperial March music here. Turns out the Department of Commerce keeps something called the “Death Master File,” which lists people who have died and their Social Security numbers. The budget deal would block fraud (checks going to dead people,
essentially) by limiting access to the death list and raising penalties for misuse.
I wonder if this means genealogists won't have access to the SSDI anymore? That is based on the Death Master File.
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Old 12-11-2013, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I should have kept researching - Fox News (a website I rarely visit) says that this means deaths won't be reported publicly for three years except to authorized individuals.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/inte...dget-act-2013/
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:46 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Okay, thanks for the info.
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